>Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 07:44:45 -0500
>From: Norman Wald <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [TenTec] R-7000 Vertical Experience
>>I apologize for being a tad off topic here, but after reading the QST review
>>I wondered what my Ten-Tec brothers and sisters would have to say.
>>Has anyone used the R-7000 vertical? I'm generally not a vertical kinda guy,
>>but have a need for something protable to take out in the boonies with my Boy
>>Scout troop (and the Omni) and am considering the R-7000.
>>Would welcome experiences or thoughts. Thanks.
>I love my R7000! I used a Cushcraft R3 vertical for about 10 years before
>taking it down and replacing it with the R7000. The R3 is still in perfect
>condition, never had a problem with the traps even running almost 200
>watts output with my Drake TR7.
>The two reasons the R7000 replaces the R3 is: 1) The R7000 has 40 meters,
>2) the R3 used a tuning box to remotely move a large capacitor at the base
>to resonate the frequency. The R3 was built before the WARC bands, but
>covers 12 and 24 just fine, even though it was designed for 20, 15 and 10.
>The R7000 is MUCH sturdier than the R3 and has stainless steel parts. So
>my bottom line is if the R3 lasted this long, and still works, the R7000
>has to be a big improvement.
>Just to satisfy the TenTec topic portion, most of the time I was using an
>Argosy at 50 watts. The Drake has twice the output, but the TenTec always
>heard better! The Argosy just got replaced with a Scout because I'm
>traveling a bit more these days and the Scout is smaller and has a built
>By the way, I'm a wee bit shy of Honor Roll with my vertical only, (315
>current, 321 with deleted, mixed - mostly CW) except for an occasional
>foray onto 40 meters using a dipole. Never used a beam or kilowatt here!
>All you need for DXCC Honor Roll is time, not kilowatts!
>73 from Chicago,
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