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Need help please abt R8

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by 9H1VN, May 3, 2012.

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  1. 9H1VN

    9H1VN Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have just assembled my newly aquired cushcraft R8 antenna. Found some parts missing like the radials holding rings. could anybody indicate me a seller on line where i can purchase these parts in case my supplies is unable to obtain them.

    Also i need a tuning chart for this antenna to guide me adjust the proper measuremnet without having to put up and down the antenna several times.

    Thank You
  2. KO6WB

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    Considering it was new and in the box when you got it I would contact Cushcraft directly and request the part. They have spare parts available.
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    Hope this helps
  3. W9GB

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  4. KG4KGW

    KG4KGW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Cushcraft does carry the parts and if you have proof of purchase (bought it new) you may be able to go back to the re-seller or manufacturer (if purchased direct) and acquire the parts you need. I just ordered an isolator for the R5 vertical that has been out of production for some time direct from Cushcraft. They were very helpful.

    After you get your antenna up and working, you'll probably find you can get lower noise levels and better signal reports on a simple inverted vee even at low heights. Every installation is different and you may have a different experience. Tuesday I helped a friend here in town tune his Hustler BTV8 and it was interesting to note how the height from ground made huge differences in the antennas input impedance. Follow the directions exactly!
  5. KO6WB

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    Directions? What's that?
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