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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Would I buy another one probably not. Machined aluminum clamps and UV stable insulators guarantee years of reliable service. The R is a 6 through 20 meter, no ground radial antenna. Verticals; Wire; Loop Cushcraft R In fact the insulator was restructured to its original diameter.

Installation instructions could be better, but take your time and it works. March 16, in: Prevent installation over a metal roof or near out other antennas because they will detune the Cuzhcraft considerably. Use keywords to find the product you are looking for. I’m surprised this cuscraft performance. The polyester surface has the tendency to “evaporate” and the bare glass fibres then are like a sponge attracting absorbing dirt 6000 moisture.

The antenna has a large high-Q copper loading coil that can handle the maximum load of W. Not the first time I have opened a Cushcraft antenna box and was left with missing parts. R means excellent performance, easy installation and use, slim silhouette and high reliability. The R is reasonably priced and gives you a good price to performance ratio. It includes many of the features of the Cushcraft R8, R7 and R5 antennas.


No need radial rods unless it brings, and I could work without problem from 6m to 20m. It is rugged and not too tall mounting without guy ropes. Its slim size makes it a good choice for not bringing it to cushcraaft attention of neighbors and cushcrafft. The R5 is mounted on a 12 m mast.

The R comes with the standard warranty of one year from purchase and their technical support team can help you with any issues. Those “radials” are in fact a top hat capacitance. One capacitor failed because of a burst cap and water get into the coaxial system. The only fly in the ointment was the missing bottom mounting rings – but these were quickly sourced from the Cushcraft’s UK supplier at reasonable cost excellent customer service – well done!!

Follow me on Facebook! Previous Yaesu FT L. The process with the transparent adhesive is for preventing that water gets inside the trap. Home Amateur Radio Antennas: Text Questions to Machined aluminum g and UV stable insulators guarantee years of reliable service.

The result is lower loss and wider bandwidth. The traps should be carefully loosened and the contact area and all other aluminium hardware should be cleaned with Brillo pads steel wool impregnated with soap.

R means excellent performance, easy installation and use, slim silhouette and high reliability.



Email Subscribe to our email list Unsubscribe to our email list. I bought cushcgaft 15 years ago. 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. The antenna now pays more.

Had two 15m traps in the box and no 17m trap. Insulator protected with black non-metallic spray paint.

The antenna has radials and requires no additional counterweight. I do not think Polycase makes the “EP” series currently. It provides useful DX performance. It includes cyshcraft of the features of the R8, R7 and R5 antennas. R5 a 5 band vertical on top of a 12 m mast.

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Vushcraft replaced the two 86 pF caps in series with a single transmitting high current 47 pF doorknob type. A deep zero-point ensures that the antenna does not pick up the local QRM. This happens if one use the antenna with an ATU and a lot of power on more than the specified 5 bands!

I took the antenna down and it turns out that water got inside a trap because cracked heath shrink tubing and a split in the joint between the coil former force-fit? That was before MFJ got a hold of them.

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