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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Customers who bought this product also purchased. A bare weather beaten insulator. 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.

Cushcraft R-6000 Vertical Multiband 6,10,12,15,17,20m

It may be necessary at the band edges or with a transistor amplifier, that you have to use a tuner. On several homepages the transformer is called a 1: Insulator protected with black non-metallic spray paint. You must be logged in to post a comment. It includes many of the features of the R8, R7 and Vushcraft antennas.

Within two weeks, went up to the roof and gave 1. I have a cushcrraft, sloping roof, so I can only install certain antennas. I bought mine 15 years ago.

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It is very expensive, if expensive. Customer specific antennas telescope antennas etc. I used a polyester repair set for automobile and applied the 2 component polyester resin with a brush. The R5 is mounted on a 12 m mast. The R comes with the standard Cushcraft warranty of one year from purchase – plus the industry’s leading technical support team stands behind each Cushcraft antenna.

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Also a dipole rigid self-constructed to The SWR was varying and increased on some bands. The instructions are poorly written, brackets were drilled incorrectly and small parts and pieces were missing.

To submit a review, please Login. Prevent installation over a metal roof or near out other antennas because they will detune the R5 considerably.

Holiday Retail Store Hours. I tried on my roof the diamond cp-6, also self-built by eantennas specifically the 13m long and 6 to 80m. The antenna has radials and requires no additional counterweight.

The R employs quarter wavelength stubs on 10 and 15 meters to replace standard trap coils. My antenna analyzer confirms all bands are with in after taking the antenna down several times.

On 20 meters you can select the top KHz or bottom KHz of the band. This happens if one use the antenna with an ATU and a lot of power on more than the specified 5 bands! Take note of the trap frequency.

The tube was removed, the inside of the insulator applied with layers of 2 component polyester resin until a minimum variation cushcrat fit. Its slim size makes it cushfraft good choice for not bringing it to the attention of neighbors and family. Cushcraft rate it fairly highly for adverse conditions, and while it hasn’t exactly been hurricane season over here in the UK recently, on one or two occasions it has been very windy, I’m cushcratt to say the R hardly swayed at all, perhaps my location helps Verticals; Wire; Loop Cushcraft R The antenna now pays more.


I try to be as accurate as possible to help future users of this antenna. This product requires special order. MFJ should worry about their quality control. You have instant band changing to any band from 6 meters through 20 meters.

I give my R a big thumbs up!! The fibreglass base insulator fig a is a polyester-coated tube. All R5 parts of the model.

Cushcraft R Vertical Multiband 6,10,12,15,17,20m

Then I sanded the insulator for a perfect cylindrically curved shape and applied the last layer and placed the antenna back in the insulator. I’m not surprised, that’s quite a change in distance from 5′ so the g needs to be used on some bands. We had 1 of this item in stock at the time of the last update. This pump 50w With South America have contacted all, caribbean, usa, russia, united arab. R means excellent performance, easy installation and use, slim silhouette and high reliability. Due to the gap the antenna wobbled and one of the straps was broken.

HF Vertical Antennas Back. I have relegated this antenna as the backup antenna when all else goes down.