I made this video to demonstrate how quickly and easily SteppIR's new CrankIR vertical antenna goes up and comes down. After ordering the antenna more than eight months ago it was finally delivered just a couple days ago so, even though it's the middle of winter here, I decided to set it up on my patio today and check it out. I was elated. It went up very easily. The color coded shrink wrap markers on the wires make it very easy to locate the correct wire lengths for each band (10 through 40M). I used a speaker stand which I have owned for years for the support mast. I didn't feel a need to guy the antenna today since there was absolutely zero wind, and I did not tape the pole sections as recommended by the manufacturer. (I was very disappointed that the instruction manual recommends using electrical tape on each of the joints on the telescoping pole to prevent collapse ... and there are nine joints!!) I obtained the following minimum SWR readings on each band (with the antenna setup just a few feet from my two story house): 40M 2.0:1, 30M 1.14:1, 20M 1.06:1, 17M 1.14:1, 15M 1.03:1, 12M 1.2:1, and 10M 1.02:1. Not too shabby. I have not yet tried the built in SWR indicator. Instead I used an antenna analyzer to get more specific information, but I can see that with the KX3's built in SWR meter and antenna tuner it's going to be a breeze to obtain perfect matches on all bands. I connected the CrankIR to my Elecraft KX3, and, using internal batteries with only 5 watts output I was able to check into the Beehive Utah traffic net on 40 Meter LSB ... and I later quickly received answers to my CQs ... one on 17 meter phone and the other on 20 meter CW. I'm a happy camper and feel like I now have the perfect state of the art transceiver/antenna combo for portable QRP operation.