On 10/15/97 2:47 AM, K5XS@aol.com at K5XS@aol.com wrote:
>Has anyone used the R-7000 vertical?
Yes, I've had one for about a year.
> 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.
Hmm. I wouldn't recommend trying to hike out in the boonies with one. It
is fairly bulky. If you could pull it off a truck and put it up, that
would be OK.
Also, assembly could be complicated. While you can pre-assemble parts of
it, when you put the counterpoise whips in place, they take up a lot of
space and it is kinda awkward to work with.
Plus, you need a pretty sturdy mount for it.
This is a pretty nice antenna. Good coverage of 20-10m. Coverage on 40m
is a bit narrow, but should be OK if your rig has an automatic antenna
tuner. I haven't tried the 80m kit, but it is exceedingly narrow, and
narrows the 40m performance, too.
Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: email@example.com
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