[TowerTalk] BigIR question

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Wed Dec 6 16:10:10 EST 2017

If you plan to DXpedition in Aruba be sure send in your application months
in advance. Getting permission to operate is a long and somewhat expensive
process. After you arrive and set up your station you will likely have to
have it inspected by the Directie Telecommunicatie Zaken before you can

John KK9A

To:	<towertalk at contesting.com>
Subject:	Re: [TowerTalk] BigIR question
From:	"Keith Dutson" <kdutson at sbcglobal.net>
Date:	Wed, 6 Dec 2017 08:41:07 -0600

I purchased the CrankIR, which is a manual version of the BigIR.  It is
shorter than the BigIR.  SteppIR claims it has a gain .3db lower than the
BigIR.  I got the 80 meter version, with carry bag (25"L X 8"W X 8"H).  I
use the YouKits FG-01 Analyzer to get precise SWR readings for the selected

This is a great alternative for portable use, either backpacking or
DXpedition.  It may be on the air in Aruba next year.

73, Keith NM5G

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