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There are all kinds of radio’s out there but when it comes down to it, must haves… What do you have or what do you plan on getting?

I have two, both made by C Crane. I have the CC Radio Plus and the Freeplay Plus. The CC has the best “am” reception around and the Freeplay is great when your batteries die.

The links for these are: :thumb:
C Crane Radios:
http://www.ccrane.com/radios/am-fm-radios/ccradio-plus/index.aspx

http://www.ccrane.com/radios/wind-up-emergency-radios/freeplay-plus-radio.aspx

Forgive me if this is a question that has been asked before… I am new here!!!!

“Gunner”
 

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I took a small garage sale ($1) am/fm radio and hooked it up to a 4.5 volt solar cell ($4.95) It runs the radio and charges the batteries.
 

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Thank you both for reading this thread...

I had a guy tell me once, "Any radio that works is good enough" There is still truth in that...

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I have a FR200 am/fm shortwave radio with a crank that recharges the ni battery. I've used it a few times to test it out. Works great
 

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Radio's you have to have them, might as well get the best ones you can afford..!
 

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I have a freeplay and an off brand crank radio, I use the freeplay outside for backyard listening. Crank it when it is cloudy and put it in the sun when it isn't!
 

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I have a Free play multiband crank radio, 3 off-brand solar/crank AM/FM radios, a pair of Motorola FRS radios, and a Yaesu VR-500 broadband handheld reciever with a Miracle Whip antenna.

My dream communications system – portable, vehicular, base

Portable/handhelds comm. devices

Cellular Phone
Oregon Scientific NWS EAS SAME receiver
Motorola 1700 FRS/GMRS radio (pair)

Uniden Bearcat BCD396T Trunking PS Band scanner

Cobra HH38WXST handheld CB radio

Yaesu VX-7RB 6m-70cm Amateur Handheld radio

Motorola HT-1250 low band handheld business band
Motorola CP 200 VHF 4 channel 5 watt handheld business band
Motorola CP 200 UHF 4 channel 4 watt handheld business band

Yaesu FT-817ND (5w/2.5w, int bat/AA bat/ext) Portable HF Amateur radio
Miracle Whip - tunable portable whip

Standard-Horizon HX471S handheld marine band
ICOM A24 handheld air band

Yaesu VR-500 broadband receiver
Miracle Whip - tunable portable whip





Vehicle radios & antennas


Oregon Scientific NWS EAS SAME receiver
Motorola 1700 FRS/GMRS radio (pair)

2 Uniden Bearcat BCD396T PS Band scanner
2 Bearcat BCD396T Remote control head
2 Hustler MRM scanner mobile antenna

Yaesu VR-500 broadband receiver
KJ7U KW 6-160 screwdriver antenna
Yaesu ATAS 120 w/mount, triplexer & coax
Hustler MRM scanner mobile antenna

Cobra 148GTL SSB/AM CB radio
Wilson 5000 Roof B mobile CB antenna

Yaesu FT-8900R 10m - 70cm mobile Amateur radio
Diamond 8900A 10m - 70cm w/mount & coax

Yaesu FT-897D (100w/ int bat/ext 12v) mobile Amateur radio
KJ7U KW 6-160 screwdriver antenna
Yaesu ATAS 120 w/mount, triplexer & coax

Motorola CDM 1550 low band Business band
Wilson 5000 Roof B mobile CB antenna cut to business band
Motorola CM 300 VHF 32 channel 45 watt business band
gain antenna
Motorola CM 300 UHF 32 channel 45 watt business band
gain antenna

Furuno FS1503EM HF/SSB marine radio
KJ7U KW 6-160 screwdriver antenna
Furuno FM3000 VHF marine radio
Wilson 2m mag mount (cut to Marine band)

ICOM IC-A200 mobile airband radio w/mount & antenna
Wilson 2m mag mount (cut to Air band)



Home communications center

Oregon Scientific NWS EAS SAME receiver
Motorola 1700 FRS/GMRS radio (pair)

2 Uniden Bearcat BCD396T public service band
2 Bearcat BCD396T Remote control head
2 Diamond D-130J 25 -1300 Mhz discone antenna

Cobra 148GTL SSB/AM CB radio
Solarcon A99 vertical w/ground radials

Yaesu FT-8900R 10m - 70cm Amateur radio
Diamond D-130J 25 -1300 Mhz discone antenna
Create 5130-2N 100 - 1300 log periodic
KMA 26500 26-500 log periodic antenna

Yaesu FT-2000 100w amateur transciever
palstar 3.5kw tuner
Command Technologies HF-2500e 3.5 KW amp
Titanex DLP-22 wire log periodic 3.5-30
Titanex GB 160/10 vertical (balanced line/tuner required)

Motorola CDM 1550 low band business band
Titanex GB 160/10 vertical (balanced line/tuner required)
Motorola CM 300 VHF 32 channel 45 watt business band
Diamond D-130J 25 -1300 Mhz discone antenna
Motorola CM 300 UHF 32 channel 45 watt business band
Diamond D-130J 25 -1300 Mhz discone antenna

Yaesu VR-5000 wide band general coverage reciever
Titanex GB 160/10 vertical (balanced line/tuner required)
Diamond D-130J 25 -1300 Mhz discone antenna
Titanex DLP-22 wire log periodic 3.5-30
Create 5130-2N 100 - 1300 log periodic
KMA 26500 26-500 log periodic antenna

Furuno FS1503EM HF/SSB marine radio
Hy-Gain DX-88 10 - 160 ground mount vertical
Furuno FM3000 VHF marine band mobile radio
Diamond D-130J 25 -1300 Mhz discone antenna

ICOM IC-A200 mobile airband radio w/mount & antenna
Diamond D-130J 25 -1300 Mhz discone antenna

4 Wineguard HD-8200 TV antenna

5 US Tower 55' HD free standing, complete
5 Yaesu G2800DXA 32 sqft windload

6 Yaesu PF1030A 25 amp 13.8v power supply (to power mobile radios)
 

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All great radio's...

Jerry, you HAVE all of these or is this a wish list?
Either way, wow well thought out...! :thumb:
 

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I have the two C Cranes for, well you know...
In the trucks and cars I have Cobra cb's two with the nightwatch system and weather bands and one the new all crome custom models..

Also in the trucks I have cobra marine radios both handheld and mounted..
I just got two motorola 900Hz for B-O-V's that I believe are 40 watts.

I have one Cobra 10 meter just to have....

4 Cobra two way handhelds the new 27 mile ones
and 7 Motorola business handhelds MU21CV (Loves these they are workhorse's)
Also a uniden BCT8 Trunk traker III in the one truck

That is my list that I have, on the wish list side I want a couple Ham settups
 

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Interesting thread, wondering thou, no Hams?

Current radio's:
Icom 901A 2m/440 dual band (Used as my Base at the moment)
Yaesu 2800m 2M(One in the car, one in my wife's car, one in the BOV)
Alinco DR-06T 6m (One as base, one in BOV)
Yaesu FT-60R 2m/440 Walkie.
Generic (Off brand) 2M Walkie
A dozen or so FRS/GMRS walkies for around the house use, kids etc
Realistic 40 Channel CB (Base)
Cobra 75 WX CB (BOV)
Two Realistic TRC-227 (?) old (OLD!!!) CB walkies, weight about 5 LBS each, 8 AA batteries.
Three Midland 75-822 CB's. Nice. Can be used as a mobile, or a walkie.
Four Couty Comm GP-4L recievers. Awesome little radio. small, light. Have one in each car, one in the BOB, and one in my ARES/CERT bag. Best $25 I have ever spent.
Grundig M300, another great buy, works very well.
eton S350DL. Nice reciever, no problems picking up traffic all over the world with it.
Couple of Bearcat Scanners and RS Scanners

Hmmm, I think I have a bunch more, but that is what I can think of off the top of my head. Must haves on that list are, the Yaesu radio's, GP-4L, and either one of the FRS or CB handhelds.
 

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Hams

I'm a ham operator. I'll have to make a list of my radios and post it. But for now I wanted to mention that I have an eaton s350 also and one of the things I really like about it is that it can use AA batteries or D batteries. That flexibility is very handy.
 

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i havent packed a raido as of yet. as im just starting my bob .ive heard alot of good things about the c crane radio's although kinda pricey .quality is very good .thats what ill be shopping for ..one for the house one for the bob ..
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I'm a ham operator. I'll have to make a list of my radios and post it. But for now I wanted to mention that I have an eaton s350 also and one of the things I really like about it is that it can use AA batteries or D batteries. That flexibility is very handy.
Hello I am new around here, but it is nice to know that there is a fellow "hammy" around here
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Heres a few shots of my radios and towers.

In the bedroom, Eaton S350 shortwave, Pro-2006 scanner with Bob Grove Pre-amp. GRE PSE-600 Digital trunking scanner, doesn't show My other Radio Shack scanner or the Icom IC-207 2m/70cm radio I use for checking into the net.


Heres the tower at the house. 2/440 omni at top, TV ant with preamp, Channel master scanner, 4 element yagi was used for packet, Long wire for HF, Crossed FM Ant, 2 PA horns for yelling at trespassers, A horizontal yagi whos name I cannot recall right now, and a few dishes. I do the FTA thing as well. Lots of Channels.






Hamshack is a 20 by 24 metal building. I'll look for a better pic. Hard to see.


Antennas here are (sorry cannot remember all models at this point) WB-214 2 meter beam. 6 element 6 meter beam, Antron omni cut for 10 meters and another TV ant.


My panels. They produce 10 amps out. I'm actually redoing this setup.


Inside of shack. Numerous radios.
 

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Ok.... ummmm I now have a sever case of "rig envy" :D

My shack is no way near as nice, or as well set up. It is a simple desk, with my radio on it, hard to tell I have any comm equipment at all... kind of hidden in plain site.. except the 13ft J-pole attenna on my roof, and the smaller CB attenna.

Very nice setup DishDoc, way way way outta my cashflow range......
 
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