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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I’ve been a ham for 45 years and know antennas somewhat and I had doubts about this too, but the damn thing works!!! It has survived a cross country move, and 5 Iowa winters. Tunes every band of operation with the TS internal tuner.
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 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.
CUSHCRAFT R7000 Assembly And Installation Instructions Manual
Even a great antenna will suffer in poor conditions but I’m afraid the R is more susceptible to the weather out ckshcraft on the Pacific Coast of Washington than most. I’m not sure if I’m going to bother trying to fix the top trap again.
It does not mean that the RF path is short circuited. I snipped off the sharp ends because I was afraid that it may screw in too close to the center rod of the trap and arc. Have owned mine for 16yrs, purchased new. Got it, continue to print. Don’t have an account? Measure twice, adjust once. By pressing ‘print’ button you will print only current page.
It is outperforming the dipoles that I have in my attic. BoxManchester, New Hampshirewarrants to the original purchaser cusncraft one year from date of purchase that each Cushcraft antenna is free of defects in material or workmanship. I have nothing but good things to say about this antenna.
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The antenna had two bad traps and was only working on two bands – 10 and 12 meters. Again, if you have one of these and need instructions, email me. Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review. Each time I seem to fix something different. Tighten the corresponding ring LOCATION Although the R will operate in almost any location, it will perform best if it is mounted vertically and located in the clear away from surrounding objects such as buildings, trees, power g7000, towers, guy wires, antennas and metallic objects.
The trap design is pretty unique with two traps in each “can”. It has performed fairly well on the upper bands but getting it to work on 40 and 20 has been a chore. Don’t show me this message again. The metal part of that device slides into into it and is held in place by a pop rivet that was very loose. A thin film of aluminum oxide apparently forms on occasion but is “scrubbed” by vibration causing the variations in electrical conductivity.
Today, I finally gave up and removed the top trap and it’s four extra feet of tubing. I bought this used 9 years ago. Also, I used “Antiseize” on all aluminum connections before sliding the antenna back together.
Anyway, it has served t7000 well everywhere.
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I worked 3Y0X on it on both 40 and 20 with watts. Reviews Summary for Cushcraft R The existing hole was too small for the head of the rivet tool to fit properly. If you’d like me to cushcrafr it for you, email me and maybe we can work somthing out.
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Slide BD over CT1 top tube 2″ and secure worm clamp. The previous review not withstanding, I use this antenna csuhcraft and I’ve had amazing results, easily working Europe when Propagation is good If you have “fluttering” SWR, it is probably being caused by wind induced vibrations in the internals of one or more traps.
Cushcraft MN-7000 7 Band Vertical Any info or Manuals?!!!
Ice storms, snow, temps to F, and 60 mph winds. My Subscriptions Subscriptions Help. When I couldn’t rotate the connection with significant effort, I stopped tightening. If you are unhappy with yours and can’t stand the sight of it anymore, send it to me. Before you pull out our mannual remaining hair, you might give this a try.
All the other bands above 20 are also flat. The R is a good antenna as far as verticals go, but it needs some help. Add to my manuals Add.
If it rotated I slowly tightened more, and then tried to rotate it by hand. Antennas installed with less clearance may require additional adjustments.
Have had this antenna up 45 feet in the cushdraft for more than 2 years here in Upstate Central NY and it is still going strong. I’ve had the top trap apart more times than I can count.
I have no connection to the manufacturer but it ain’t junk!! New to Ham Radio? I wish I had taken photos and written notes, sorry, I didn’t.