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)
Video of the CrankIR in action:
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.
February 12, 2013 – Mike Mertel K7IR showing the latest evolution of the CrankIR Vertical at the Western Washington DX Club Meeting.
One of our advertisements in QST Magazine:
(International Patent Pending)