I like CCrane Radios. I probably shouldn’t because they are among some of the more expensive radios out there but I find them kind of hit or miss for the money.
For example I LOVE my CCrane 2E AM/FM/Weather/VHF radio. I also love and could never part with my CCrane EP Pro (version 2). Great little radio.
However I DESPISE my CCrane Skywave SSB radio. It has AWFUL reception and it costs $170. On paper it looks great. In reality it sucks.
So it has been with some trepidation that I purchased the CC Pocket Radio. I have wanted one though since they released it because, hey, I’m a radio nut and I want to hold them all and try them all.
Recently picked up a new CCrane CCRadio EP Pro and have the difficult task of shaking it down. Why? Because I also own the CCrane CCRadio 2E which is a FANTASTIC RADIO.
So why did I get an EP Pro? Because I can. It’s true, I don’t need it but I’m a radio buff. And I own enough radios that I can form an opinion FAST on whether or not I think a particular radio is viable or not. So what do I think about the EP Pro?
First impression. Nice looking, attractive radio. Not too heavy. Good placement of controls. Also it has one of my favorite features for a radio……….a Line Out. It does not have a jack labelled Line Out, however, the manual says it can be hooked to “an optional recording device” also known as “a computer with Audacity” on it.
Hi, I’m John and I’m addicted to short wave radios.
You can never have enough radios I always say. I’ve seen the radio in question here around since 2018 or so but initially it was a buy from AliExpress only kind of radio. It since crept over to Amazon and I recently decided to pick one up even though the last thing I need on planet earth is another short wave radio.
I have maybe 20 or 25 radios (I’m scared to actually count). That being said I do actually break them all out and use them from time to time so they don’t just totally collect dust. I do use my gear.
I’m an old dude that grew up in the height of the CB radio craze. CB radio is a gateway drug to ham radio or short wave radio. I love listening to short wave radio, aka HF.
I have TONS of short wave radios. There are tons of web pages on which radio is best and I personally think we get wrapped up too much in technical details. Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful that people are giving things a proper shakedown but I’m a simple guy who just likes to spin the dial and listen to unusual things on HF.
I’ll show you what I’m up to this morning. I have my Sangean ATS-909x which is probably my favorite short wave radio.
I’ll GUARANTEE you there are people out there who would scoff at that but I’m telling you…..I have at least 20 or 25 short wave radios and pound for pound, for where I live, under my conditions the Sangean almost lays everything else to waste.
OP25 is my FAVORITE police scanner program. I track two trunked radio systems with ONE software defined radio. My Uniden Police Scanner that does that costs $800. This way costs about $30.
Anyway, I’m reading through some OP25 stuff today and I found out it has a web interface. SAY WHAT? Looks like this.