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C.Crane CC Radio 2 with AM/FM/HAM/WEATHER + NOAA Alert

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The radio designed for long-range superior AM Reception and now Emergencies!

The new CCRadio-2 has the same familiar look and layout as previous models of the CCRadio but with even better AM Reception and the addition of Lead Freethe 2-Meter Ham Band. The boost in AM performance comes from our patented Twin-Coil Ferrite® AM Antenna, and other improvements built into the CCRadio-2. AM stations continue to sound just right, thanks to audio that's optimized for voice clarity. After you select a station, the CCRadio-2 evaluates the signal for several seconds and then locks in for the highest signal possible.

FM reception is a little better than the CCRadioplus while the Weather Band can keep you informed of any government-issued alerts. The addition of the 2-Meter Ham band may make the CCRadio-2 a life saver during an emergency like hurricane Katrina. 2-Meter Ham operators are early on the scene and they donate their time while handling perhaps 90% of the emergency coordination efforts. The CCRadio-2 can act like a simple radio scanner and search the five memories for ham operator communications. The sensitivity (squelch) can be adjusted for best results. More information about the 2-Meter Ham Band can be found at below.

The CCRadio-2 comes in our original Black Mica or a new Titanium color. It features a brighter, clearer LCD display with a full backlight and three levels of adjustable brightness plus an "off " setting. Five years ago we made changes to the durability of our CCRadio LCD display that have proven to be robust. Other features include: 5 memories per band (AM, FM, Weather and 2-Meter bands), adjustable display light, adjustable bass and treble, clock alarm, sleep timer, auto scan, stereo headphone jack, line-input jack, and line-output jack.

Weight: 4 lbs (without optional batteries) Size: 11" W x 6.5" H x 4" D.

What will I hear on the 2-Meter Amateur Radio Band?

While listening to the 2-meter ham band you can expect to hear normal conversations or "rag chew" as the hams call it. You may also hear a ham operator on his way home from work asking his wife if she needs anything from the store. You may hear a ham operator reporting a traffic accident and requesting emergency services.

You may also hear ham radio operators providing on the scene emergency communications during times of disaster. Often you will hear a ham operator reporting on conditions long before the general public has been advised of the situation via the normal news media. Even before you hear the information listening to a police or emergency services scanner you have already heard about the situation if you are monitoring the 2-meter ham band.

The 2-Meter Amateur band frequencies are reserved for the exclusive use of those licensed in the United States by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as Amateur Radio Operators or "Ham Radio Operators". Ham radio operators use the 2-meter band for general conversations as well as for emergency communications. Ham radio operators are often the first called upon to assist in major disasters with communications between the public and emergency services such a law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services. The American Red Cross has recognized that the 2-Meter Amateur band is a very effective way of providing communications during times of emergency and Ham radio operators provide 90% of the coordination efforts during a major emergency. During an emergency a 2-Meter band receiver can save your life or that of a loved one.

Because it is local and reliable, and because the licensing requirements to transmit on the 2-meter band are easy to meet in the United States and many other countries, this band is the most popular Amateur Radio band in the United States. The 2-meter band is often the band that Ham radio operators make their first contacts on. The testing procedures consist of taking a simple test consisting of 35 questions covering such topics as operating procedures, rules and regulations and some minor electronics theory. There is no requirement to pass a Morse code test to be licensed to operate on the 2-meter amateur radio band. 2-meter radio equipment is also very affordable and can be as simple as a small hand held transceiver or a powerful base or mobile transceiver. This popularity also means that it is the most often used band for emergency communications such as providing emergency communications between Red Cross shelters and local authorities. Many neighborhood disaster relief organizations use the 2-Meter Amateur Radio band for their official communications during times of emergency.

To learn more about 2-Meter Ham radio and what is required to obtain a license contact the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) at http://www.arrl.org or call (860) 594-0300.

General Specifications
 Input Power:  AC 120 Volts 60Hz
 Batteries: (4) D size (not included)
 Power Consumption:  AC Power: 8 Watts
 Battery Power: 40-50 mA DC
 Audio:  10% THD at output power @ 1.8 Watt AC typical
 10% THD at output power @ 0.9 Watt Battery
 Speaker: 5", 4 Ohm, 6 Watts
 Frequency Coverage:  FM Band: 87.5 - 108 MHz Stereo
 AM Band: 520 - 1710 kHz
 Ham (VHF): 144 - 148 MHz
 Weather Band:  Channel 1: 162.400 MHz
 Channel 2: 162.425 MHz
 Channel 3: 162.450 MHz
 Channel 4: 162.475 MHz
 Channel 5: 162.500 MHz
 Channel 6: 162.525 MHz
 Channel 7: 162.550 MHz
 Rotary Tuning Knob Resolution:  AM - 1 kHz
 FM - 50 kHz
 Ham (VHF) - 5 kHz
 WX- 1 Channel
 FM, Ham (VHF) and WX Antenna:  Telescopic whip antenna
 AM Antenna:  1) Built-in Ferrite Bar - 7/16" dia x 8" long (200 mm)
 2) External AM antenna directly wired through filter network into RF front end.
 Headphone Jack:  1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo
 Aux in Jack:  1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo, 300 - 1000mV RMS (line level) input from external audio source. Do not overload.
 Line Out Jack:  1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo, 300 - 1000mV RMS (line output)
 Timer Activation Switch  Low impedance, transistor driven switch. Used for operation of external recording devices.
 Presets:  5 memory Presets per band
 Lock Switch:  Yes
 Sleep Timer:  Yes
 Dimensions:  11" W x 6-1/2" H x 4" D (at the base)
 Weight:  Approximately 3.8 pounds without batteries.
 Warranty:  30 day satisfaction guarantee
 1 year warranty parts & labor

Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Instruction Manual available upon request.

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