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November 10, 2013

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Gary

Overall, I prefer the sound and reception of my CCRadio-SW. In the kitchen I use a WR-2, which has somewhat better sound but worse reception than the CCR-SW.

herculodge

I like the sound of my current CCR-SW. But earlier models sounded horrible.

Gary

Do you still have your CCRadio-2?

herculodge

I sold it a long time ago, Gary. Since then, Ed found me a CCR Plus on sale at Frye's for 10 dollars! I don't notice any difference between the two models. We use the CCR Plus in the girls' bathroom. I'm intrigued by the new CCR Enhanced version.

Gary

I got to hear a CCRadio-2E the other day. It has a nice, crisp sound on AM, unlike the original CCRadio I bought in 1999 (which is probably similar to the CCR-Plus and CCR-2 in this regard). The bass and treble controls have quite a bit of effect on the CCR-2E. It has a very nice sound on FM as well, when the tone controls are adjusted appropriately.

Stan C

I got rid of about a dozen radios that I hadn't listened to in several years. I kept my basic radios. When I'm really nostalgic I'll fire up my old Zenith 10S155 it's a floor model with a huge speaker and makes the oldies station sound awesome.(still have to refinish the cabinet).
There are four radios I just won't part with, The 10S155, Zenith Transoceanic Y600, Zenith 5G41 and my Icom R75.
The Transoceanic I found on eBay for $70 was in Mint condition. The 5G41 I found on Craig's list was a one owner and was in cosmetically perfect condition. After an overhaul it's a great radio. I made battery packs for both of them so they are portable, a little heavy though. There aren't too many SW radios out there that will out perform the Icom so after buying several portable SW radios and really not using them I sold them.

Angelo

I will probably list some radios on E-Bay at some point. It's work though---the whole process. I have to look through my radios to see what I have that is worth selling. I think the problem I'm going to encounter (similar to my watches) is that the ones that are valuable enough to be worthy of listing----I don't want to say goodbye to. And the ones I'm willing to dispatch----might not be worth the effort of listing, printing labels, shipping, etc., not to mention dealing with some buyer who is unreasonable with what they expect. It's a quandry. I guess I have to make some hard decisions and perhaps "release" some radios and watches that I'd rather keep.

Ken K. in NJ

I agree with Angelo. I have 5 or 6 decent radios I hardly ever use, but it's just too much work to net maybe $300 for them after listing, packing, shipping, fees to Ebay, dealing with buyers, etc.

herculodge

Ken and Angelo are very correct on those points, but my wife is trying to carve an emergency flashlight area in our living room closet; we're bursting at the seams in our tiny house and I refuse to store those radios in the garage.

Angelo

I have a large house that is also bursting at the seams----mostly with my kid's toys, but also with my things. Jeff: You also have a lot of value in that collection---should be able to clear a healthy amount of money. The yellow Telefunken is rare. The 888 isn't rare----but in good condition, those can fetch decent money too.

StarHalo

How much space does she need for a flashlight?!

herculodge

Various flashlights, lantern flashlights, batteries, cell-phone chargers, headband flashlights, winding solar radio flashlights, matches, candles, etc., etc.

Huesby

I'd rather ask for a bank loan or make a new room to store my radios than to sell them , that job is reserved for my son when I die... But IF I have to travel light then the only radio that I fetch is the CCRadioSW.

Ed S.

Ah, tis the end of an era. Attention spans aren't what they used to be, when a stamp or radio collector might spend a lifetime amassing his collection. I just went to a an old house estate sale, where the now deceased gentleman had lovingly collected and repaired a garage-full of classic tube radios. Not my cup of tea, but his wall of radios was a testament to something that is no longer present in our generation and in our children.

herculodge

Once my children grow up and I feel assured they won't snap an antenna, I might spend $400 or so on a mint refurbished Panasonic RF-2200.

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