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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Installation instructions could be better, but take your time and it works. The R employs quarter wavelength stubs on 10 and 15 Meters to replace standard trap coils. The result is lower loss and wider bandwidth.

This antenna is sensitive to metal objects in near field. Machined aluminum clamps and UV stable insulators guarantee years of reliable service. On 20 meters you can select the top KHz or bottom KHz of the band. The result is lower loss and higher bandwidth on these bands.

I purchased the R with the same basic expectations as the older R7 I previously owned. I try to be as accurate as possible to help future users of this antenna.

Flash-overs when running high power shorted the wet capacitor out and evaporated a part of cushcrart insulating tubing. March 16, in: It is rugged and not too tall mounting without guy ropes.

The instructions are poorly written, brackets were drilled incorrectly and small parts and pieces were missing. When this one finally dies, I will be done with Cushcraft antennas. The heath shrink tubing was carefully removed and the coil, covered with “transparent contact adhesive”, was cushxraft with thinner. One capacitor failed because of a burst cap and water get into the coaxial system.


On 20 meters you can select the top KHz or bottom KHz of the band. The antenna performs well as long as you have the expectation that some of the bands are not very broad banded. vushcraft

Cushcraft R Product Reviews

Home Amateur Radio Antennas: One end is sealed with heath shrink tubing and the other end is protected with a cap. Near the foot of the R8 is a matching network.

Insulator protected with black non-metallic spray paint. I have relegated this antenna as the backup antenna when all else goes down.

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. Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review. Machined aluminum clamps and UV stable insulators guarantee years of reliable service. That was before MFJ got a hold of them. 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.

Additionally there is a flat angle of the MAV for transmitting. If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager. The R has good performance, easy installation and use, slim silhouette and high reliability.

I’m not surprised, that’s quite a change in distance from 5′ so the tuner needs to be used on some bands. Move the meter away while retuning until a very shallow dip is seen. 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.


The 17ft half wave vertical is covering the 10, 12, 15, 17, and 20m amateur bands. An email to Cushcraft asking for replacement parts went un-answered. New to Ham Radio? I eventually had to cannibalize another antenna for the needed parts. Eventually fill holes with fibreglass. Yes a vertical antenna gives some more local noise, but the signals are so good that I do not have much trouble with them.

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It includes many of the features of the Cushcraft R8, R7 and R5 antennas. Text Questions to Another piece of ham gear not needed and gone. I bought mine 15 years ago. But the R is the best DX antenna I have had so far.

The Cushcraft R is a 6 through 20 meter, no ground radial antenna. View cshcraft 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.