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[TowerTalk] Comments wanted on Custcraft R7000

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Comments wanted on Custcraft R7000
From: (WA9ALS - John)
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 07:34:02 -0500

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From: Jim Reid <>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 12:28 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Comments wanted on Custcraft R7000

> Yes,  and they were all negative!  If you can find a used,
> but still good R7,  seems to have been much better.

The R-7 and R-5 are/were great vertical antennas!  Why they brought out the
R-7000 is a mystery.

> The R7000 almost certainly will not take full power on
> any band in RTTY service.

And neither will the R-7.  More than about 400W RTTY for any time at all
will physically damage the antenna.  The 1500 watt rating is PEP only.  Thus
other antennas (trapless!) are more desirable for heavy duty cycles,
especially with power.

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