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You may have noticed this new acronym popping up on some of our products. RoHS stands for Restrictions on Hazardous Substances, and it's a directive that could have a huge impact on the production and disposal of consumer electronics. First adopted in Europe in 2006 (and later adopted in California in 2007), RoHS restricts the use of six dangerous substances in lots of common electronics. According to the official RoHS compliance Web site (www.rohs.eu), the RoHS symbol indicates that "new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market does not contain any of the six banned substances: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, poly-brominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), in quantities exceeding maximum concentration values."
While some military and medical equipment is exempt from RoHS compliance, the electronics governed by the standard are among the most common you'll find in your home, from radios to MP3 players to cell phones and (increasingly) computers. In practical terms, the standard protects factory workers at the production level, sharply reducing their exposure to hazardous substances. The standard also has a profound impact on the disposal and recycling of electronics, in that disposed substances will no longer have at least six of the most hazardous chemicals formerly found in electronics, and recycled electronics will not expose workers to toxics as they harvest components.
The World At Your Fingertips
The purpose of the CCRadio-SW was born when an engineer’s time went into producing some of the best reception and audio you could find in a portable radio. It has all the necessary tunings and tweakings available for excellent performance under various conditions and offers the best combination of sensitivity, selectivity and audio performance for any radio of this size.
This masterful radio delivers some of the best FM reception and, thanks to the built-in Twin Coil Ferrite® Antenna, the AM is exceptional. It has continuous coverage of the shortwave band with excellent reception right off the whip antenna. The five-inch speaker is accurate, pleasant and probably reproduces deeper bass than any portable of similar size.
The CCRadio-SW is one of the few radios with a mono switch. When activated the radio filters out the stereo FM multiplex signal which can add a hissing noise when listening to a weak station.
What Is An Orphan?
|Input Power||AC Adapter: 9V DC 500mA tip negative
Batteries: (4) AA or D size (not included)
|Audio Output||2.5 Watt|
|Speaker||5", 8 ohm, 5W|
|Frequency Coverage||AM 520 - 1710 kHz (10KHz Steps)
AM 522 - 1620 kHz (9KHz Steps)
FM 87.0 - 108.0 MHz
SW1 1711 - 10010 kHz
SW2 9990 - 20010 kHz
SW3 19990 - 29999 kHz
|Rotary Tuning Knob Resolution||AM - 1 kHz, 9 kHz or 10 kHz
FM - 10 kHz or 100 kHz
SW - 1 kHz or 5 kHz
|AM Tuning||10 kHz or 9 kHz steps|
|FM Tuning||100 kHz steps|
|SW Tuning||5 kHz steps|
|AM Antenna||Internal Ferrite Bar - 10mm x 160mm (6.3") long with Twin Coil Ferrite® technology|
|FM, SW Antenna||Telescopic whip antenna|
|AM Dual Conversion||55.845 MHz 1st IF; 455 kHz 2nd IF|
|AM IF Output||For input into a computer for decoding DRM, SSTV, SSB, CW and more.|
|AM Sensitivity||0.2 mV/m|
|FM Sensitivity||> 5 uV|
|SW Sensitivity||> 20 uV|
|Selectivity (Wide)||Wide > 40 db (100x)|
|Selectivity (Narrow)||> 60 db (1000x)|
|External Antenna Terminals||AM Spring loaded wire terminals
FM/SW PAL Connector
|FM Stereo/Mono Switch||Yes|
|Earphone Jack||1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo 32 ohm|
|Line Out Jack||Dual RCA|
|Presets||50 Total (10 per band)|
|Sleep Timer||1-90 minutes|
|Clock||12/24 Hour Modes|
|Dimensions||11.25" W x 7.25" H (9" H with handle) x 3.5" D|
|Warranty||1 Year Limited Warranty|
|Included Accessories||AC Adapter
(2) PAL Connectors
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
You can set the sleep timer for 90, 60, 45, 30, 15, 10, or 5 minutes or even just 1 minute.
No, the last choice in the sleep timer selection is on. Select 'on' and the radio will continue to play continuously.
A set of AA Alkaline batteries rated at 2500 mAh would provide roughly 30 hours of runtime if the radio is played at a moderate volume level.
A set of D Alkaline batteries rated at 14000 mAh would provide roughly 175 hours of runtime if the radio is played at a moderate volume level.
No. The CCRadio-SW does not have Single Side Band. The CCRadio-SW covers:
SW1: 1711-10010 kHz
SW2: 9990-20010 kHz
SW3: 19990-29999 kHz
The CCRadio-SW has a frequency range from 1,711 kHz to 29,999 kHz.
Yes, the CCRadio-SW has 1 kHz tuning on both the AM and SW bands.
To disable the "BEEP" you hear when you push any of the buttons on your CCRadio-SW, you first have to turn off the radio. With the radio off, press and hold down the SNOOZE button until you hear a short beep. This procedure should disable the beeps. You can enable the beeps again by pressing and holding down the SNOOZE button until you hear the short beep - also with the radio turned off.
No. To activate the charging circuit, first turn the radio off and then press the memory/charge button to activate the charging circuit. The charging cycle will run for 12hrs before shutting off. If you are charging high-capacity D-size NiMH batteries it can take up to 3 to 4 charge-discharge-and-recharging cycles to get them up to full capacity.
When you have no D size batteries in your CCRadio-SW and move it, the springs in the battery compartment can make a slight rattling noise.
Dual Conversion, A dual conversion receiver filters and amplifies the incoming radio signal from the transmitter twice. This double filtering helps the receiver to ignore unwanted signals that are close to the frequency being used. This is not protection against another transmitter sending a signal on the same frequency. Instead, it is protection against other transmitters transmitting on frequencies that are close to the one being used. Dual Conversion typically makes a receiver more selective without reducing sensitivity. This can really help if you have a strong unwanted station nearby the bleeds into the station you want.
Rechargeable batteries will NEVER show a full charge on your radio display. Most of our radios are calibrated to read the charge of your Alkaline batteries - which is 1.5 volts at full charge. Rechargeable batteries, however, are fully charged at just 1.25 Volts, and so your radio will show a partial charge even if the rechargeable batteries have been fully charged.
You can set the alarm on the CCRadio-SW to go off to the buzzer or the radio. If you set the alarm to go off to the radio, you'll get the station and the volume setting that you listened to before turning the radio off.
The alarm instructions in earlier versions of the CCRadio-SW manual are incomplete. The proper directions for setting the alarm are:
With the radio off, press and hold the "Hour Δ" button for approx. 5 seconds. The time displayed will then be in a 24 hour format and confirmed by a double beep. Follow the same procedure to return to a 12 hour clock format.
|CCRadio SW AM/FM Shortwave Radio Instruction Manual||577.20 KB||1:24 @ 56KBps|
CC Radio SW Audio Instructions by Tim Hendel
Press the play (►) button above to stream the audio. To download the file, please use this link.
You must press the "RESET" to activate the change. To press the "RESET", use the end of a paperclip and push it into the hole briefly.
We are sorry, this sometimes happens with a new radio manufacturer. Pull the knob straight off. Make a little ball out of a 1" square piece of paper. Push it in the shaft hole on the knob. Line up the flat edges of the knob and shaft and replace the knob.
Check the Local/DX switch. The switch should be set to DX for the best AM reception. The Local position is used when you are near a transmitting tower and it is distorting a nearby station on the dial.
Make sure the "Battery Size" switch located on the left side of the radio is set to "D."