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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I would never have considered buying the Cushcraft verticals until a ham friend started bringing his R6 out RV camping The antenna does not require traditional ground radials, so no need for unsightly radials and is so light a normal scaffold pole would be ideal to mount the antenna.

Within two weeks, went up to the roof and gave 1. Construction is good, not great. I eventually cushvraft to cannibalize another antenna for the needed parts.

Cushcraft R-6000

There are no traps used on 6, 10 and 15 meters for maximum efficiency and power handling. The R comes with the standard warranty of one year from purchase – plus the industry’s leading technical support team stands behind each antenna.

On 20 meters you can select the top KHz or bottom KHz of the band. Polyester resin is elastic and resistant to chemicals and weather influences and is, after hardening only sand smooth mechanically. I’m not surprised, that’s quite a change in distance from 5′ so the tuner needs to be used on some bands. Have checked my FT with other hams and their antennas and the receiver checks out fine.


All hardware is aluminium or stainless steel. Follow us on Facebook. There were no signs of failure on the traps or matching unit. A Stormy New Year Celebration: All matching units’ shows equally designed print boards. For typical use the Cushcraft R requires no tuning. Bought it from HRO in Denver. An adjustable tuning unit ensures a bandwidth of 40 kHz, which can be freely adjusted between 1.

Text Questions to Perhaps the only downer I have with this antenna is that its ‘only’ supposed to tune down to the 20m band – my atu keeps telling me it’s well happy on80 etc. Contrary to the other two models, this antenna has no additional capacity.

CUSHCRAFT AMATEUR R – HF Vertical Antenna – R

The traps should be carefully loosened and the contact area and all other aluminium hardware should be cleaned with Brillo pads steel wool impregnated with soap. It is lightweight and easy to mount for portable or permanent installations.

For preference I’d rather loose the 6m element and gain 40m! In vested time and material for a roof edge mount using a dish mount. HF Vertical Antennas Back. Repeat this process with the repaired R5.

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

That is contrary to the print design. The R comes with the standard Cushcraft warranty of one e from purchase – plus the industry’s leading technical support team stands behind each Cushcraft antenna.


Flash-overs when running high power shorted the wet capacitor out and evaporated a part of the insulating tubing. Its now sitting approx 18 feet above the ground on a sectional, guyed tubular mast being fed by a decent length of RG Insulator protected with black non-metallic spray paint. Adherence to the measurements give in the instructions makes life easier as does the availability of an antenna analyser! It provides useful DX performance.

I bought mine 15 years ago. The R has good performance, easy installation and use, slim silhouette and high reliability. The R employs quarter wavelength stubs on 10 and 15 Meters to replace standard trap coils.

The R was cuehcraft replacement foe a MA5VA which worked very well but had power limitations and the reason for the replacement.

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

As well as the smaller model has the R9 radials to allow a work without additional counterweight. Also a dipole rigid self-constructed to There are no traps used on 6, 10 and 15 meters for maximum efficiency and power handling. The antenna wobbled due to the gap caused by evaporation of the polyester. Move the meter away while retuning until a very shallow dip is seen.