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 antenna now works better than ever. 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.

Cushcraft Amateur Radio Antennas

Finally after the most brutal Iowa winter in anyone’s memory, it has developed an intermittent in one of the traps. Comments to this Manuals Your Name. I rewound CT2 with 12 awg solid copper wire. 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. Tunes every band of operation with the TS internal tuner.

If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager. Also, I used “Antiseize” on all aluminum connections before sliding the antenna back together. I don’t operate 30 so that’s not been an issue.


Antennas installed with less clearance may require additional adjustments.

CUSHCRAFT R7000 Assembly And Installation Instructions Manual

It has performed fairly well on the upper bands but getting it to work on 40 and 20 has been a chore. I’ve had the top trap apart more times than I can count. Reviews Summary for Cushcraft R Add to my manuals Add.

Yes, it’s a compromised antenna but it ain’t junk If you are unhappy with yours and can’t stand the sight of it anymore, send it to me. It has survived a cross country move, and 5 Iowa winters.

If it rotated I slowly tightened more, and then tried to rotate it by hand. New to Ham Cushcravt I’ll have it fixed this weekend. Have use don cw and ssb. Anyway, it has served me well everywhere. I had to bore out the holes to use my pop rivet tool to reattach the wire for rewinding the traps. To print the manual completely, please, download it.

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 lines, towers, guy wires, antennas and metallic objects.

Drilling out a dimple in the wall of the trap “can” will allow you to remove the delrin spacer and get to the guts. Each time I seem to fix something different. The R is a good antenna as far as verticals go, but it needs some help.



Slide BD over CT1 top tube 2″ and secure worm clamp. CT1 I think has the trap that also has a capacitive device that is shielded from the outer can wall by some hard foam or plastic type material. When I couldn’t rotate the connection with significant effort, I stopped tightening. Even a great antenna will suffer in poor conditions but I’m afraid the R is more susceptible to the weather out here on the Pacific Coast of Washington than most.

Don’t show me this message again. Over tightening will simply loosen the connection and cause the antenna to detune by sliding down into itself while it’s up in the air. I’m not sure if I’m going to bother trying to fix the top trap again. A thin film of aluminum oxide apparently forms on occasion but is “scrubbed” by vibration causing the variations in electrical conductivity. I’ve had the antenna up for years.

Verticals; Wire; Loop Cushcraft R