Cushcraft Antennas

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People joke about "Crushcraft" antennas and how they're complete junk. Maybe they're not as solid as some other manufacturers, but they seem to hold up well enough. I had the R7 up for several years, before selling it to a friend, and he's still got it up in his backyard. It's at least 12 years old at this point, and going strong.

I've had the ARX-6 up at my in-laws house now for at least 8 years. I haven't seen it in a while, but they recently asked me if I minded if they took it down since they're getting ready to re-roof. I'm told it's in good shape, and I imagine I'll go get it and set it up at home.

Update: I did indeed pick up the antenna, and it looks like it's brand new, except where the roofers bent the ring at the bottom. A couple bucks to Cushcraft fixed that, and it looks great.


  • Cushcraft A270-6S (2m/70cm beam) Manual Icon-pdf.gif (192 KB)
  • Cushcraft A449-6S (70cm beam) Manual Icon-pdf.gif (143 KB)
  • Cushcraft ARX-6 (6m vertical) Manual Icon-pdf.gif (452 KB)
  • Cushcraft R7 (10m/12m/15m/17m/20m/30m/40m vertical) Manual Icon-pdf.gif (660 KB)
  • Cushcraft 738-XB (OSCAR 70cm beam) Manual Icon-pdf.gif (258 KB)
  • Cushcraft 22-XB (OSCAR 2m beam) Manual Icon-pdf.gif (234 KB)