CrankIR Series Antenna

The CrankIR Vertical Antenna

(80 meters through 2 meters)

A lightweight, high performance, extremely portable vertical antenna rated at 1500 watts key-down with fully manual operation (no electrical power or controller required). It’s patented folded design allows for a 40% reduction in size with only a 0.3dB reduction in performance compared to a full length vertical.

Bob Fuller W7KWS (pictured) on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, in a CrankIR to SteppIR Factory (Bellevue, WA) QSO with Mike K7IR, John WA7IR and Adam K7EDX. (Picture by Brian, N9ADG)

First ever CrankIR to SteppIR HQ QSO

Click here for the CrankIR Order Sheet

Click here for the CrankIR Brochure

Click here for the CrankIR White Paper

Video of the CrankIR in action:

CrankIR Setup Video

CrankIR Setup & Take-down Video

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

February 14, 2013: Brian Moran N9ADG working CT9/OM3RW on 40m with the CrankIR Vertical at SteppIR HQ, Bellevue WA.  

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


One of our advertisements in QST Magazine:CrankIR Ad

(International Patent Pending)



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