CrankIR Series Antenna
NEW CrankIR Videos! – click the links below to view
Thanks to Don Butler, N5LZ for creating the videos and allowing us to show them here!
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.
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!
February 12, 2013 – Mike Mertel K7IR showing the latest evolution of the CrankIR Vertical at the Western Washington DX Club Meeting.
Here is our latest advertisement with QST Magazine:
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.