Customer Account · Order Lookup · Customer Support · DOWNLOAD MANUAL · Cushcraft Catalog · Dealer Listing · Videos · Hamfest Schedule · Email SignUp. The Boat Anchor Manual Archive Path: /cushcraft/r This is the BAMA archive. These manuals are available for download and free of charge. I am now . The Cushcraft R is a multiband vertical antenna rated at watts peak The Cushcraft manual states that the antenna must be mounted at least feet.
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The previous review not withstanding, I use this antenna camping and I’ve had amazing results, easily working Europe when Propagation is good Have use don cw and ssb. The antenna had two bad traps and was only working on two bands – 10 and 12 meters.
I used sealent on the tops and around the sides of the rubber at the top of all the traps to prevent water from getting down into the traps. Also, I used “Antiseize” on all aluminum connections before sliding the antenna back together. Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review. By pressing ‘print’ button you will print only current page. Don’t have an account?
Also, the aluminum wire that was used to wind the coil was in bad shape and looked like it had arc’d just below where it exits and attaches to the outside of the can. I don’t operate 30 so that’s not been an issue.
I have no connection to the manufacturer but it ain’t junk!! Slide BD over CT1 top tube 2″ and secure worm clamp. Finally after the most brutal Iowa winter in anyone’s memory, it has developed an intermittent in one of the traps.
Cushcrft Wire; Loop Cushcraft R The r will do till then.
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SWRs are below 2: I’m not sure if I’m going to bother trying to fix the top trap again. It has performed fairly well on the upper bands but getting it to work on 40 and 20 has been a chore.
All the other bands above 20 are also flat. Contact the site with comments or questions. A thin film of aluminum oxide apparently forms on occasion but is “scrubbed” by vibration causing the variations in electrical conductivity.
If you live in an area that is dry and not to windy then, perhaps, otherwise I would try something else. My Subscriptions Subscriptions Help. I’ve had the top trap apart more times than I can count.
I drilled out the pop rivet and used a screw with a lock washer on both sides to reattach the metal part of the capacitive device. Before you pull out our last remaining hair, you might give this a try. What I did to ensure I had a tight fit was wait for the moment that turning it down became harder and then tried to rotate the sections with my hand.
When I couldn’t rotate the connection with significant effort, I stopped tightening. The trap design is pretty unique with two traps in each “can”.
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Also, when tightening down the stainless steel clamps you have to be careful to not over tighten and strip the threads. I used new hex screws to replace the crappy ones that the antenna came with. Reviews Summary for Cushcraft R I’ve had the antenna up for years. The existing hole was too small for e7000 head of the rivet tool to fit properly.
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I had to bore out the holes to use my pop rivet tool to reattach the wire for rewinding the traps. If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager. I snipped off the sharp ends because I was afraid that it may screw in too close to the center cusycraft of the trap and arc. Have had this antenna up 45 feet in the air for more than 2 years here in Upstate Central NY and it is still going strong.
I’ve been a ham for 45 years and know antennas somewhat and I had doubts about this too, but the damn thing works!!! I worked 3Y0X on it on both 40 and 20 with watts.