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Offline desmoface

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Commradio CR-1
« on: February 05, 2013, 1417 UTC »
Anyone have any experience with this new radio? 

http://www.commradio.com/

Looks intriguing.

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Re: Commradio CR-1
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 0337 UTC »
I haven't, but they sure set a new standard in UGLY! :-\

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Offline RCCI

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Re: Commradio CR-1
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 1946 UTC »
Modeled after a deep sea oil derrick. ;)
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Re: Commradio CR-1
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 2001 UTC »
Those knobs are way too small for Fansome.
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Re: Commradio CR-1
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 0232 UTC »
Big, Ugly with small knobs!
Must be the male version-

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Re: Commradio CR-1
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 2142 UTC »
I wonder how much QRM it puts out? >:(

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Re: Commradio CR-1
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 0633 UTC »
I wonder how much QRM it puts out? >:(

Hmm, little plastic box with wannabe connectors.... my guess is almost as much as a EL illuminated 19" monitor at least ::)

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Re: Commradio CR-1
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013, 0558 UTC »
Performance is Great   Who cares what it looks like IT WORKS, so try it first before putting your big foot in your mouth. After all its for Dx'ing and not for a Beauty pageant.

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Re: Commradio CR-1
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 1240 UTC »
Performance is Great   Who cares what it looks like IT WORKS, so try it first before putting your big foot in your mouth. After all its for Dx'ing and not for a Beauty pageant.

Aesthetics are important. So is quality.

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Re: Commradio CR-1
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2013, 0930 UTC »
If they add-on a software-control option, or an external numeric keypad I'm in. Having come from the Icom R1500 fine-tuning all the time gets tedious while chasing weak signals. Looks nice from ergonomic standpoint, size, et al but something to direct-key enter a frequency - Software or Hardware, would be pretty nice. Radio Reference forums have a running thread on the software updates cleaning up the bugs on it.

I like the size and sound, but for the money, I'd lean toward the R75 for features before I'd lay out that sort of cash.

It may be "software defined" but not software defined in a user-manageable sense. If that comes around, I'd be intrigued by this one.

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Offline Chris Lobdell

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Re: Commradio CR-1
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2013, 1535 UTC »
It's a nice small portable radio, quiet [no background hiss]. I used it for about 15 minutes at one of our BAD GUYs [Boston Area DXers] meetings. Speaker is made out of a water resistant material.
 I would not want it as my main radio, but for something portable or a back up, it would be
ideal. Maybe a little over priced?  And yes, no keyboard, but in the fast tuning rate you can get around
pretty quickly.
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Re: Commradio CR-1 how about the flex 6700
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2013, 1734 UTC »
Hi, maybe those with deep pockets would go for one of these?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9Uhh...5yLfpZyAwPWSdA

just how badly we want to hear a very weak signal amongst the noise ??  this radio transmits as well.

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Re: Commradio CR-1 flex 6700 quoted as awsome
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2013, 1738 UTC »
Hi, seems I can't get the video link  put in here..not my fault,  maybe you can look things up via You Tube, about the flex 6700. ian.

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Re: Commradio CR-1 how about the flex 6700
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2013, 2215 UTC »
Hi, maybe those with deep pockets would go for one of these?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9Uhh...5yLfpZyAwPWSdA

just how badly we want to hear a very weak signal amongst the noise ??  this radio transmits as well.

Bad link, Herman :(

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Re: Commradio CR-1
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2013, 0140 UTC »
For those of you who might be interested, there is a one page review of the radio in the July Pop Comm, page 39
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