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Categories | Antennas: HF: Verticals; Wire; Loop | Cushcraft R9 vertical Antenna Help

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UB6ACS  Rating: 4/5 May 17, 2019 07:24  Send this review to a friend!
R9 maintenance after 1 year  Time owned: more than 12 months
Gusting winds, together with poor guying, lead to snapped out stubs for 10, 12 and 15 meters. So, I have to put R9 down and to do the maintenance.
The same time, I tuned it in for FT8 freqs, especially on 75m bands, since it very narrow resonance there with more, or less acceptable SWR.

In the horizontal position, the resonant freqs were 100-300 kHz lower, so I have to bear it in mind, when tuned 10m-15m stubs again.

The antenna corroded just in 1 year, therefore, my proposal for guys, who going to set it up, to paint the connections of the new antenna.

Also I have had to cover again the connections with the zync grease before retightened the clamps, some clamps have to be changed for new ones.

Short video of the antenna lied down
https://vimeo.com/334393812 
Product is in production.
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