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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This happens if one use the antenna with an ATU and a lot of power on more than the specified 5 bands! I have relegated this antenna as the backup antenna when all else goes down. Which on closer inspection of both the inst.

Cushcraft R5 maintenance and repair

All R5 parts of the model. Additionally there is a flat angle of the MAV for transmitting. Near the foot of the R8 is a matching network. On 20 meters you can select the top KHz or bottom KHz of the band.

I replaced the two 86 pF caps in series with a single transmitting high current 47 pF doorknob type. The aluminium durability is good but not as good as Fritzel’s tubing. Leaking spots are the heath shrinks tubing over the bolt onto the connection of the coil former with the tube. 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!!


It is lightweight and easy to mount for portable or permanent installations. I’m running a GX2 and matching auto tuner at 10 watts into it at the moment license restrictions but have been able to work plenty of stations. MFJ should worry about their quality control.

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Have chshcraft my FT with other hams and their antennas and the receiver checks out fine. I haven’t got another antenna to compare it against yet, but I have noticed despite my best efforts to isolate it from all sources of RF the output from the radio is full of white noise etc.

Once clean, the split should be filled with epoxy glue 2-part polyurethane adhesivethe coil buttered with transparent contact adhesive and reassembled with heath shrink tubing.

March 16, in: It is rugged and not too tall mounting without guy ropes. HF Vertical Antennas Back. The SWR was varying and increased on some bands. VSWR chshcraft off the ground tuned great, but changed at 40′ New to Ham Radio? It includes many of the features of the R8, R7, and R5 antennas. The result is lower loss and wider bandwidth.

One end is sealed with heath shrink tubing and the other end is protected with a cap. There are no traps used on 6, 10 and 15 meters for maximum efficiency and power handling.


When this one finally dies, I will be done with Cushcraft antennas. One capacitor failed because of a burst cap and water get into the coaxial system. This product requires special order. Not the first time I have opened a Cushcraft antenna box and was left with missing parts.

I tried on my roof the diamond cp-6, also self-built by eantennas specifically the 13m long and 6 to 80m.

Adherence to the measurements give in the instructions makes life easier as does the cusshcraft of an antenna analyser! My rigid dipole is deaf to the side of this antenna. I give cushvraft R a big thumbs up!! If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager.

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Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment. No need radial rods unless it brings, and Cushrcaft could work without problem from 6m to 20m.

My Subscriptions Subscriptions Help. Bought it from HRO in Denver. The capacitors paralleling the sealed coils are coaxial types with a rod, a tube and a dielectric tubing in between.