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March 31, 2010

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Tony de Korte

I have not had any problems with my ccradio2 except that the preset buttons intermittently do not go to the correct frequency. My other ccradio had the same issue. I took it apart and cleaned the switches with spray cleaner, it solved the problem. I wish C.crane would have built the ccradio2 with a more reliable type of push button preset. I use this radio daily and its RF performance has not changed in the 9 months that I've had it.

Angelo

Yes, it's the beginning of the end of perfect reliability with your radio. That much, I'm sure of. I guess the "newly revamped" LCD isn't quite as "robust" as claimed.
My old CC Radio WX has a wack display and none of the buttons along the top make good contact. I have to press hard, usually more than once, to get the radio on or off and for the presets. Can you spell j-u-n-k-b-o-x ?
And I did recently write to
C Crane via e-mail to see if they can do anything, especially if I'm willing to pay. I am hoping for a small credit toward something in their catalog. Or a larger credit if I return the radio. Or a repair to the radio for a reasonable dollar amount. No word from them yet.
As for Tony's comment---is this a nine month old radio that you're having to take apart and empty a can of contact spray into? Does this seem normal? Because in my radio world, it's far from normal. Maybe it's standard operating procedure with these nearly $200.00 CPCs (Chinese Plastic Crapboxes), but I have many, many radios (including other made in China cheapies) that have none of these issues with display or buttons working as they should. Obsurd.

Jeffrey McMahon

Angelo, it looks like my Sangean U3 may usurp the bedside role with the antenna mod, thanks to Russ. Who knows what will become of the CCR-2.

John Wilder

Jeff & Tony, please give me a call I need to find out some more details on the intermittent issues you are experiencing. These radios are still covered under warranty there is no need to suffer or make due with issues as you describe.

Angelo, for a quicker response please give me a call.

Everyone, if there are issues developing on your CCRadio-2’s we need to know about them ASAP. This is a good community here at Herculodge and I try to check in as often as possible but I do not always have the time available to view every post. If you are experiencing any issues or have questions please let us know directly by dropping an email to customerservice@ccrane.com or calling our 800 number.

John Wilder
www.ccrane.com
800-522-8863

Jeffrey McMahon

Thanks, John. It might be "better" if the problem gets worse in order to pinpoint the problem. Radios are like cars in that way. I'll keep an eye on the situation and make action before warranty expires. Thanks again.

Angelo

John: I will call, but for full disclosure, mine is an old radio and not covered under warranty. Honestly, the problems started out of warranty. I still feel the issues are not acceptable, but it's old.

Tony de Korte

The ccradio in which the 5 presets were cleaned was the orginal or first ccradio, not the new ccradio2. I don't think there is a good fix to the Preset button issue. Its how they are designed. The buttons probably change digital logic which tunes the PPL circuit to a different frequency. If the contact becomes resistive/dirty, the instantaneous change would not be consistent! This could cause the problem. I do know that if the contacts are cleaned properly, it will fix the issue.

Radio Russ

I still have my 1999 CCR Platinum Edition which still works but the display is shot to hell. I'd like to stay in the loop on this one.

Jeff: the symptoms you are describing was exactly what mine did when it started to go South. Sorry that it's happening to yours.

jeffrey McMahon

I may have to send it back. Bummer. I thought the 2 version didn't come with the old bugs.

Angelo

I still play mine, wacked LCD and all. I have it on right now.
Jeff---does the "2" still have a "reset" at the bottom, that you can stick a straightened paperclip in? If so, you might want to try that if it goes on the fritz. I have hit "reset" on mine and the LCD actually starts to work again----but only briefly, then it wacks out.

Jeffrey McMahon

Angelo, it's in its beginning stages, so no problems for now. I'd hate for it to progress after the one year warranty this August.

Radio Russ

Angelo: I thought of the reset button on mine too. It didn't do a damn thing to help the display unfortunately. Another problem it has is the rotary tuning wheel is intermittent. The up-down tuning buttons still work. I got everything button related to work with DeOxit but the tuning knob is still flakey.

Tactless Coder

%SchulzAnalogy = (
'Lucy' => 'C. Crane Co.',
'Charlie Brown' => 'Jeff McMahon',
'Football' => 'CCRadio 2');

Jeffrey McMahon

Simple translation: I fumbled the football.

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