> Thanks to the MANY who responded to my request for comments on the R-7000.
> As most were publicly posted, I won't re-post them all. But, in summary:
> - Some said "Great antenna!" In particular, several praised its construction
> relative to other vertical antennas.
> - Many said what I've thought for the past 29 years of hamming: A vertical
> radiates equally poorly in all directions. Some reported marginal gain over
> a dipole working DX, but most recommended a dipole int eh tree approach
> (which is what I'm using now for aour scouting "deployments."
> - Some lamented burning out traps, particularly on the low bands. One chap
> pointed out that a Cushcraft tech reported that's often caused by loading up
> on 80 with a tuner.
Mine burned during a CW contest (WPX) run on 20meters with only 250Watts.
Never used my R7000 on 80 Meters.
> Again, many thanks for all of the responses. You're a great bunch of
> Bernie K5XS
73 de Philippe - F6IFY
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