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Details about  CommRadio CR-1 Shortwave Ham Radio, SWL, AM, FM, Weather, Marine Receiver in Box

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CommRadio CR-1 Shortwave Ham Radio, SWL, AM, FM, Weather, Marine Receiver in Box
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New condition. Purchased new on October 26, 2013. Includes User Guide, USB Power / Firmware

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Dec 07, 2013
Winning bid:
US $465.00
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Item location:
Londonderry, New Hampshire, United States


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Item specifics

Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: New condition. Purchased new on October 26, 2013. Includes User Guide, USB Power / Firmware Upgrade Cable and Box.


Supported Modes: AM, FM, SSB, CW


Country of Manufacture: United States
Frequency Band(s): HF, VHF, UHF

You are bidding on a nearly brand new CommRadio CR-1 Receiver.  I accept PayPal so you can use your credit card for payment.  Shipping to the US via Priority Mail (typically 2 to 3 days by air) with tracking and insurance is $14.99. 

I have had this radio for about a month (originally purchased October 26, 2013).  It is a great receiver on shortwave and includes 2M, Weather, Air, Marine, FRS, GMRS, Public Service, etc. that you typically don’t get with a shortwave radio.  I have to sell this because I blew my budget last month.  The original receipt is included in case you need it at some point for warranty purposes. 

Direct from Comm Radio shipments are delayed until January because of high interest.  This auction enables you to get a nearly brand new receiver now for the holidays instead of waiting.  This radio was shipped from the factory with the current latest firmware as of November 27. 

Includes Receiver, USB Charging / Updating Cable (requires AC adapter), Internal Battery, User Guide and Box. 

  • The CR-1 is a small, low-power, ruggedly constructed radio receiver that is finding a niche in the world of SWL’s (short wave listeners) and amateur radio enthusiasts alike.
  • The CR-1 is a NEW Software Defined Radio (SDR) from the designers of miniature wideband signal intelligence receivers, developed for special-operations units, and rugged business-jet data-link transceivers.
  • The CR-1 SDR is independent of a host PC, using embedded digital signal processing technology providing a degree of portability and performance previously unavailable to the radio enthusiast.


Frequency Coverage and Modes:

  • MW-HF:  General Coverage: 500 kHz - 30.000 MHz
  • MW-HF:  MDS:  nominal -132 dBm in 500 Hz Bandwidth
  • User Configurable Band Key:
  • Amateur Band Selections:  160 m – 10 m
  • International Broadcast Bands:  120 m – 11 m
  • AM-SSB-CW manual or auto-mode selection (based on tuned frequency)
  • International Broadcasting: manual or auto-selection: AM - 5 kHz steps
  • Auto-Filter Width select with override:  AM:  5, 7.5 kHz, 15 kHz - SSB:  1.8, 2.6 kHz - CW:  1 kHz - 500 Hz
  • Tuning Resolution (cursor control): 1 MHz  / 100 -10 - 1 kHz  / 100  - 10 Hz
  • LW:  150 - 500 kHz is included for experimental purposes.  See Hardware Limitations below.

VHF-UHF General Frequency Coverage and Performance:

  • VHF:  Continuous Coverage:   64.0 - 260.0 MHz
  • UHF:  Continuous Coverage: 437.0 - 512.0 MHz
  • FM Broadcast:  nominal -88 dBm in 200 kHz bandwidth
  • VHF Sensitivity:  108.0 - 150.0 MHz:  nominal - 98 dBm (or better) for 12 dB SINAD, 15 kHz filter bandwidth (5 kHz deviation)
  • UHF Sensitivity:  nominal -86 to-98 dBm for 12 dB SINAD, 15 kHz filter bandwidth (5 kHz deviation)
  • Standard frequency steps for each band

VHF-UHF Band Plan:

  • FM Broadcast:  87.7 - 107.9 - Monaural - 5 kHz audio bandwidth
  • Aircraft Band:  108.000 - 136.975 MHz, AM auto-select -25 kHz channel steps
  • Amateur:  2 m, 1.25 m, 70 cm (upper portion starting @ 437.0 MHz)
  • NBFM mode default with SSB-CW mode selects
  • Marine & NOAA Weather Radio
  • Public Service:  137.0 - 225.0: 12.5 and 25 kHz steps
  • FRS-GMRS 462 – 467 MHz, 25 kHz steps
  • General Coverage 467-512 MHz
  • Note:  6 m (54 MHz) is not available

Receiver Architecture

  • HF:  Dual conversion (VHF-UHF:  single conversion) with low -IF, I-Q digital sampling, 32-bit DSP with digital audio CODEC
  • DSP demodulation algorithms: DSB-AM, SSB, CW, WBFM, NBFM
  • User Selectable, DSP fixed bandwidth channel filtering selections

Audio System - (Digital CODEC)

  • Speaker Driver:  0.8 W into 8 Ohm load
  • Internal 2.5" diameter, mylar-cone communications grade speaker
  • External monaural speaker jack (3.5 mm stereo jack - back panel)
  • Headset Driver:  40mW into 16 Ohms (3.5 mm stereo jack - front panel)

Antenna Inputs

  • LW-MW-HF Port: 1000 Ohm – 3.5 mm jack (auto-detection)
  • LW-MW-HF Port: 50 Ohm – BNC (female)
  • VHF-UHF Port:    50 Ohm – BNC (female)


  • 1.5" diagonal - 64 x 128 OLED Display with EMI-filtered lens
  • Readable outdoors (not in direct sunlight) and manually dimmable

Power Supplies

  • Power Jacks: Powered-USB and 6-18 VDC (2.1mm diameter-center pin (+) x 5 mm diameter barrel)
  • Included  Internal Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery 6-8 hour capacity with full speaker volume.   10-12 hours for headset and normal speaker volume
  • Both supply inputs automatically charge the optional internal battery with the CR-1 powerered On and OFF

Power Consumption

  • < 1.0 Watt Headset and normal speaker volume
  • < 1.6 Watt maximum - full speaker volume

USB Mini-B 2.0 Jack

  • Automatically charges internal battery while maintaining maxium USB power use < 2.5 Watts
  • Software updates via  'Dropbox' from CommRadio


  • Overall Size: 5.64”W x 2.43”H x 6.10”D (including knobs, jacks, feet)
  • Weight: 1 lb – 12 oz
  • Knobs:  Machined Aluminum – Black Anodized
  • Front Panel:  Machined Aluminum – Powder Coated – Black semi-gloss
  • Case:  20 Gauge Steel, Powder Coated – Black Crackle.

ESD Protection:  ESD Diodes: Antenna ports - Power Jacks - USB Port-Keys – Knobs

Hardware Design Limitations:

  • The CR-1 is not controllable over USB
  • Analog or digital IQ or IF signals are not ported to any connector at this time
  • LW (150 kHz - 480 kHz):  The CR-1 was designed to tune down to 500 kHz.  The tuner is programmed to provide tuning to 150 kHz.  However, there is no dedicated pre-selector in this range.  The IF is also in this range and signals from other bands can be heard. The CR-1 performance is not guaranteed in this range and is provided for experimental purposes.
Software Upgrades from CommRadio:
  • SW revisions and upgrades (improvements) via Dropbox as they occur

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