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R7000 guying question ... KD1JT on 25/3/20
With the COVID thing going on my interest in radio is rekindled, as I recall the many, many great CW QSO's I've had. I have a Cushcraft R7000 (I know, I know) that I partially assembled 15 years ago, and never installed. It's shiny new hangin in the basement joists.

Cushcraft doesn't mention guying the antenna (it's ~24 feet long, 18 lbs). I plan to mount it at about 12' above ground. I'm concerned that the long length (36' overall) might be willowy in the wind. Is guying the mast at the base of the antenna enough? Should I guy the antenna itself, too?

Thanks for any advice. I'm anxious to see how bad my once-excellent CW skills are now. You'll hear me ... I'll be THAT guy.

73 de KD1JT

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