CCRadio-2E | C.Crane

C.Crane » CCRadio-2E — Price & Specifications

Portable world receiver with FM-Stereo, Medium Wave, 144 MHz ham band, 162 MHz NOAA weather band. Ideated in USA / P.R. of China, year of introduction 2009.

Reference market : ham-radio / consumer

General :
Frequency coverage 0.5200 ~ 1.7100 MHz
87.5000 ~ 108.0000 MHz
144.0000 ~ 148.0000 MHz
162.4000 ~ 162.5500 MHz [1]
Modulation mode AM / FM / WFM
Tuning step 1 / 10 KHz [2]
5 KHz [3]
50 KHz [4]
Features :
Memory 20 total memories
(5 memory presets per band)
Display Segment-bar signal meter
Power supply 4.8~6V battery (4 x D alkaline / NiMH)
110 VAC
Power consumption 8 W max
Audio power 1.8 W (external power supply)
0.9 W (battery)
Connections Jack 3.5 mm (headphone)
Jack 3.5 mm (audio line in)
Jack 3.5 mm (audio line out)
Jack 3.5 mm (recorder activation)
Terminal jack (antenna)
Plug (power supply)
Mechanical and environmental data :
Dimensions 282 (W) x 166 (H) x 102 (D) mm
Weight 1.5Kg

[1] 7 standard channels for the USA weather band
[2] On MW band
[3] On 144 MHz band
[4] On FM band

Description :

The CCRadio-2E faithfully follows the philosophy of "C.Crane" to mean an AM / FM radio easy to use where an excellent section for medium waves, characterized by a ferrite antenna of considerable efficiency, is flanked by an FM tuner with appreciable audio quality. More, two relatively unreleased bands: the amateur radio segment of 144 MHz and the 7 standard channels dedicated in the USA / Canada on 162 MHz for NOAA Weather Alert System as follow.

Channel 1 Channel 2 Channel 3 Channel 4 Channel 5 Channel 6 Channel 7
162.400 MHz 162.425 MHz 162.450 MHz 162.475 MHz 162.500 MHz 162.525 MHz 162.550 MHz

Other features: generously sized ferrite resonant internal antenna for Medium Waves, 20 cm long, to which an external antenna can be coupled for demanding receptions. Squelch function, that is silencing in the absence of a signal, with 12 levels of intervention for the 144 MHz band. Low / high audio tone control, clock, alarm, sleep timer for programmable automatic switch-off between 120, 90, 60, 45, 30 and 15 minutes. Line connections for audio including timer-activated socket suitable for enabling a recorder. Status indicator for batteries.

Performance and practical notes :

This CCrane model adopts a robust case, already differentiating itself from the classic mini-radio for the mass-consumer market, able to offer a better reception on the 520~1710 KHz segment. This is not an receiver designed for DXer, this also because the tuning steps far from ideal for Europeans, but still capable of significant performance even if under certain conditions we note the lack of an attenuator that can shift the dynamic-range depending on whether or not there is a strong local station. The 144~148 MHz band it is a bonus that allows you to follow amateur FM radio traffic, an opportunity to get to know these activities addressed to those who have not so far approached VHF listening. On the other hand, the 162 MHz band is of limited importance out of North America, in fact in other continents these frequencies are destined for radio-mobile networks (PMR) for the various civil users and therefore only by chance certain channels allow usefull listen.

CCRadio-2E price :

We have collected for your convenience the CCRadio-2E C.Crane sales prices and their trend over time. Of course offers, accessories, warranty terms and conditions can lead to different figures.

Price Date Condition
USD 169,99 2018-oct New

Valuation :

Dynamic range
Spurious response
Signal functions
Control functions
User friendly

Stars: 1=insufficient, 2=just sufficient, 3=mediocre, 4=good, 5=excellent

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