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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R means excellent performance, easy installation and use, slim silhouette and high reliability. All matching units’ shows equally designed print boards. This antenna is sensitive to metal objects in near field.
It is very cushcgaft, if expensive. I would never have considered buying the Cushcraft verticals until a ham friend started bringing his R6 out RV camping Polyester resin is elastic and resistant to chemicals and weather influences and is, after hardening only sand smooth mechanically.
My antenna analyzer confirms all bands are with in after taking the antenna down several times. The result is lower loss and wider bandwidth.
Cushcraft Amateur Radio Antennas
My rigid dipole is deaf to the side of this antenna. MFJ-Cushcraft could not provide a estimate for a replacement part 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.
Adherence to the measurements give in the instructions makes life easier as does the availability cushcratf an antenna analyser! I have been using my 2ndhand R5 for more than two years and then some problems arose.
Have checked my FT with other hams and their antennas and the receiver checks out fine. This product requires special order. Previous Yaesu FT L.
The antenna has radials and requires no additional counterweight. There are no traps used on 6, 10 and 15 meters for maximum efficiency and power handling.
Cushcraft R Vertical Antenna
Contact the site with comments or 60000. Make sure that you do not touch any part of the antenna and vary the frequency of a grid dipper meter until a strong dip is seen.
I do not think Polycase makes the “EP” series currently. There were no signs of failure on the traps or matching unit.
Machined aluminum clamps and UV stable insulators guarantee years of reliable service. Its now sitting approx 18 feet above the ground on a sectional, guyed tubular mast being fed by a decent length of RG Once I’d downloaded the instruction booklet it became apparent that most of the hard work putting the antenna together had already been done for me: The heath shrink tubing was carefully removed and the coil, covered with “transparent contact adhesive”, was cleaned with thinner.
It is rugged and not too tall mounting without guy ropes. It includes many of the features of the R8, R7, and R5 antennas. The instructions weren’t that great and the design is a little complicated for those not familiar with such things. Email Subscribe to our email list Unsubscribe to our email list. That was before MFJ got a hold of them.
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Machined aluminum clamps and UV stable insulators guarantee years of reliable service. With the R I work the whole world with watts! VSWR 5′ off the ground tuned great, but changed at 40′ Very good SWR on all bands.
Repeat this process with the repaired R5. Near the foot of the R8 is a matching network.