Cushcraft R product reviews by real people like you. Only at – is a Web site dedicated to ham radio (amateur radio). The Cushcraft R multiband vertical covers the 6, 10, 12, 15, 17 and 20 meter bands. The R is a no ground radial antenna. It includes many of the. Specification. Brand: Cushcraft Model: R Frequency Band: 6 / 10 / 12 / 15 / 17 / 20 m. Gain: 3 dBi. Type: No Radial Vertical. Description. The R is a 6.
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Holiday Retail Store Hours. The R comes with the standard warranty of one year from purchase and their technical support team can help cusgcraft with any issues. The result was very pleasing. Prevent installation over a metal roof or near out other antennas because they will detune the R5 considerably. It is rugged and not too tall mounting without guy ropes.
The R was a replacement foe a MA5VA which worked very well but had power limitations and the reason for the replacement.
R means excellent performance, easy installation and use, slim silhouette cusbcraft high reliability.
Home Amateur Radio Antennas: R means excellent performance, easy installation and use, slim silhouette and high reliability.
Its slim size makes it a good choice for not bringing it to the attention of neighbors and family. Machined aluminum clamps and UV stable insulators guarantee years of reliable service. There were no signs of failure on the traps or matching unit.
A Stormy New Year Celebration: Additionally there is a flat angle of the MAV for transmitting. March 16, in: Flash-overs when running high power shorted the wet capacitor out and evaporated a part of the insulating tubing. One end is sealed with heath shrink tubing and the other end is protected with a cap.
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The R5 is mounted on a 12 m mast. To submit a review, please Login. View the manual for R View the manufactures page for R View the eham review page for R The R is a 6 through 20 meter, no ground radial antenna. Bought it from HRO in Denver.
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It arrived in a ‘used’ state and so I set to with wire wool, wet ‘n’ dry paper and finally metal polish and a mop. The R makes an excellent diversity antenna to complement even the most complete stations, or pack up the R for a trip to the DX locations of your dreams. In addition to the matching network at the base of the antenna, there a some top-load capacity.
Email Subscribe to our email list Unsubscribe to our email list. If and when the time comes to replace this antenna then I’ll definitely be giving the Cushcraft range a long hard look. The instructions are poorly written, brackets were drilled incorrectly and small parts and pieces were missing. It prevents the deterioration of the polyester.
The R employs quarter wavelength stubs on 10 and 15 Meters to replace standard trap coils. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.
The heath shrink tubing was carefully removed and the coil, covered with “transparent contact adhesive”, was cleaned with thinner.
Cushcraft R Vertical Multiband 6,10,12,15,17,20m
I have antenna for many years. There are no traps used on 6, 10 and 15 meters for maximum efficiency and power handling. Leaking spots are the heath shrinks tubing over the bolt onto the connection of the coil former with the tube. My rigid dipole is deaf to the side of this antenna. I have a small, sloping roof, so I can only install certain antennas. With the R I work the whole world with watts! The R employs quarter wavelength stubs on 10 and 15 meters to replace standard trap coils.
But the R is the best DX antenna I have had so far. Welcome, Guest Login Create an account. This was replaced with a short piece of PTFE tubing and all of the components were dried, cleaned and reassembled with contact cement and heath shrink tubing.
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This happens if one use the antenna with an ATU and a lot of power on more than the specified 5 bands! The instructions weren’t that great and the design is a little complicated for those not familiar with such things. New to Ham Radio? I used a polyester repair set for automobile and applied the 2 component polyester resin with a brush. The antenna wobbled due to the gap caused by evaporation of the polyester. Purchased a new R in August of VSWR 5′ off the ground tuned great, but changed at 40′ The antenna performs well as long as you have the expectation that some of the bands are not very broad banded.
Water got inside a trap due to cracked heath shrink tubing. The antenna on its own is manageable by one person, but care needs to be taken not to damage the radials if laid on its side. The bandwidth is kHz on 20m, so the use of a tuner at the band edges may be necessary here.
Repeat this process with the repaired R5.