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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Vertical, Wire, Loop | Cushcraft AV-5R Help


Reviews Summary for Cushcraft AV-5R
Cushcraft AV-5R Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $?
Description: Multiband Vertical:80,40,20,15,10
Product is not in production.
More info: http://www.cushcraftamateur.com/pdffiles/av3482.pdf
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W3SQE Rating: 4/5 Nov 5, 2013 11:01 Send this review to a friend
Great, especially for free  Time owned: more than 12 months
I was given this antenna a few years ago, thanks John and Billy. It sat around for a year or two before I decided to install it. It was missing one section and Cushcraft had it and sent it for a good price.
I have dipoles for each band and prefer monoband antennas and have the room for them. I wanted to try a vertical and use it on the higher bands especially.
I must say it works pretty well and tunes easily on all bands. I followed the instructions in the manual pdf link and put three radials ea for 10,15 and 20 as recommended. I didn't want to install the longer 40 and 80 radials.
It works well on those bands and easily tunes on 12 and 17 too. I always compare it to my other antennas when possible and it is often better on the high bands.
I'm glad I took the time to install it and enjoy the flexibility it added.
 


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