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CrankIR Series Antenna

NEW CrankIR Videos! – click the links below to view

CrankIR Setup Video

CrankIR Setup & Take-down Video

Thanks to Don Butler, N5LZ for creating the videos and allowing us to show them here!


CLICK HERE for the CrankIR Order Sheet

CLICK HERE for the CrankIR Brochure

CLICK HERE for the CrankIR White Paper



Introducing the CrankIR Vertical! A lightweight, high performance, extremely portable vertical antenna rated at 1500 watts key-down with fully manual operation (no electrical power or controller required); Patented folded design allows for 40% reduction in size with only a 0.3dB reduction in performance compared to a full length vertical


February 19, 2013:  Bob Fuller W7KWS (pictured) and Brian Moran KH6/N9ADG (taking the picture) on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, in a CrankIR to SteppIR Factory (Bellevue, WA) QSO with Mike K7IR, John WA7IR and Adam K7EDX.

First ever CrankIR to SteppIR HQ QSO


February 14, 2013: Brian Moran N9ADG working CT9/OM3RW on 40m with the CrankIR Vertical at SteppIR HQ, Bellevue WA.  Look for Brian operating as KH6/N9ADG with the CrankIR this week from Kauai, Hawaii!

N9ADG using CrankIR to work CT9

February 12, 2013 – Mike Mertel  K7IR showing the latest evolution of the CrankIR Vertical at the Western Washington DX Club Meeting.

Mike K7IR Showing the latest version of CrankIR


Here is our latest advertisement with QST Magazine:CrankIR Ad

April 17, 2013 UPDATE: We plan on starting to take orders for the CrankIR at Hamvention in May 17-19 2013.  Estimated ship date of the first orders is not yet determined but looks to be 8-10 weeks from order date as we begin the manufacturing process.  We believe that lead times will rapidly diminish once production is in motion.

(International Patent Pending)