Tag Archives: CommRadio

New firmware and software for the CommRadio CR-1a

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Grzegorz Jasionek, who notes that CommRadio has just released a firmware update for the CommRadio CR-1a that includes a new Graphic User Interface (GUI) with a 3D spectrum display. The CommRadio Dropbox site has an … Continue reading

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Ray compares his JRC NRD-515 and CommRadio CR-1a

SWLing Post reader, Ray (WB8VDS) recently commented: “I have continued to run A/B comparisons between my CR-1a and an NRD-515. Digital to Analog competition. My NRD-515 has been a station favorite for many years. I find the two radios are … Continue reading

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Transceivers, portables and foldable solar panels: our Virtual Radio Challenge II responses

Three weeks ago, I posted a virtual challenge for SWLing Post readers:  your opportunity to piece together the best, innovative $1200 (US) radio kit you might pack for two years in the remote off-grid village of Laya, Bhutan. You were tasked to … Continue reading

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CommRadio CR-1: a superb travel radio

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I’ve been on the road for the past three weeks, and have enjoyed some quality radio time in New Mexico and Colorado. While I brought four portables along (the CommRadio CR-1, the Sony … Continue reading

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CommRadio introduces the CR-1a

Many thanks to Dave Zantow (N9EWO) for apprising me of an update to the CommRadio line: the new CommRadio CR-1a. Based on information published by CommRadio, it appears that the main difference is a change to the USB hardware which has … Continue reading

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CommRadio CR-1 and WRTH: Power outage essentials

Like much of North America, we’re currently experiencing record low temperatures and strong winds here at our mountain home. This morning, I woke to no power and no Internet. My iPhone still works though, hence the ability to publish this … Continue reading

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Review of the CommRadio CR-1 software defined radio

The following review of the CommRadio CR-1 was first published in the August 2013 issue of Monitoring Times magazine. CommRadio CR-1 By and large, new products on our radio receiver market these days tend to be SDRs or software-defined radios. … Continue reading

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