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Author Topic: The new " commradio "  (Read 46979 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2013, 09:29:34 AM »

Is there anything  new on this receiver or is it just fading away?

Tnx,
Dale W4OP
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AUSSIE
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2013, 03:38:09 PM »

Hi Dale there has been a few software upgrades the improvements have been excellent
end Universal Radio are selling them..

Regards Lino..
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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2013, 05:14:31 PM »

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Universal Radio are selling them.

Lino, do you have a link for that? I see nothing about it on: http://www.universal-radio.com/
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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2013, 06:05:07 PM »

Hi KOOD im at work at the moment using my iphone all you do is go to Universal Radio Web click online catalog after that click Receivers Shortwave Tabletop and you will see it..

Regards Lino.
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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2013, 06:20:37 PM »

Thanks. Here it is.
http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/commrxvr/2001.html
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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2013, 06:44:51 PM »

Hi KOOD personally i think $500 is a good price for the CR-1 not $650..

Regards Lino..
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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2013, 07:06:04 AM »

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Is there anything  new on this receiver or is it just fading away?

Commradio had been good about supplying bug fixes (I wouldn't characterize them as enhancements). But I haven't seen any new ones mentioned lately. Measured by posts on SWL boards, interest in the CR-1 has faded, along with its claims regarding longwave performance.

Commradio said it was targeting the ham market too. I've yet to see any test of the CR-1 in a major contest on a really good antenna and in an urban high-RF area.   

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« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2013, 05:12:28 PM »

Hi hope we see some decent reviews soon..

Regards Lino..
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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2013, 08:17:50 PM »

Seems as if no matter how hard some folks attempt to wish this radio away, it just keeps hanging in there.

I saw a banner ad for the Commradio on QRZ.com a couple days ago.

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K0OD
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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2013, 05:46:46 AM »

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"it just keeps hanging in there"

You gonna pay $500 for one? The CR-1 offers cuteness, and little more. From what's been posted and the YT videos, can you name anything it does well? I can't.

New problems keep cropping up: For example:
http://forums.radioreference.com/software-defined-radio/256366-new-sdr-commradio-cr-1-a-21.html
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« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2013, 02:09:06 PM »

The CR-1 offers cuteness, and little more.
New problems keep cropping up: For example:
http://forums.radioreference.com/software-defined-radio/256366-new-sdr-commradio-cr-1-a-21.html

The little fellow is indeed cute, but he has abundant teething problems. One of the big problems of designing anything for a broad consumer market, or even a relatively specialized market.

For a cute SW radio which is quite well-evolved and functional, I think the Tentec 1254 may fill the bill very well. It's a kit, so it appeals to people with a certain level of technical interest and ability. Very thoughtful mods are/will be available: http://www.cholakian.com/TT1254upgrade.html. And it's relatively inexpensive. Teeth are all in.
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« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2013, 12:15:59 PM »

Early reviews and online chatter about the CR-1 have danced around its performance on longwave, AM broadcast and VHF/UHF. One 5/5 reviewer is a personal friend of the manufacturer. Some owners now dismiss those extended ranges as "bonus bands." And Commradio itself now says: "LW: 150 - 500 kHz is included for experimental purposes."

I've wondered how well EXACTLY does the costly CR-1 perform outside the core HF region.

Here KA2WDV spills the beans:   http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/11091
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« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2013, 03:38:22 PM »

Early reviews and online chatter about the CR-1 have danced around its performance on longwave, AM broadcast and VHF/UHF. One 5/5 reviewer is a personal friend of the manufacturer. Some owners now dismiss those extended ranges as "bonus bands." And Commradio itself now says: "LW: 150 - 500 kHz is included for experimental purposes."

I've wondered how well EXACTLY does the costly CR-1 perform outside the core HF region.

Here KA2WDV spills the beans:   http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/11091


To me this is exactly the same as Icom and Yaesu stating in their spec sheets that "Performance guaranteed in [...ranges...] only."

You can find these caveats listed in the spec sheets of all their transceivers!
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« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2013, 03:04:16 PM »

Iv had the Coomradio CR-1 for a while performance monitoring hf aero is excellent using a Wellbrook-ALA1530AL-1 Active Loop on vhf airband havent been able to pick any thing even the closest atis which is around 25 km compare to my other receivers can hear atis signals from 80 kilometres away at least using an Icom-AH7000 Discone..

Regards Lino..

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