CCRadio 3

| septiembre 25, 2019

The CCRadio 3 has many of the refinements and improvements requested by customers who have used previous versions of our CCRadios. This radio is built for the highest performance ever on AM. Traditional FM reception is amazing in its ability to bring in a weak station clearly.

The CCRadio 3 also has Bluetooth®, the NOAA Weather band and alert along with the 2-Meter Ham band.

For many radio listeners, the addition of the 2-Meter VHF Ham band will be their first experience with amateur (ham) radio. I hope you have the time to explore this band. What you’ll hear is a lot of dedicated radio people using a communication device with pride.

You will especially want to tune in to 2-Meter VHF during a local, areawide emergency when communications will be very different. When the power in an area is down and cell phones and other modes of communication are unavailable, many hams use portable equipment that lets them work as beacons of information.

They have direct communication with federal agencies and the Red Cross. We recommend that you find out which local 2-Meter frequencies are used during an emergency in your area and have them installed into the five memory locations.

CCRadio 3

AM/FM with Bluetooth, NOAA Weather, 2-Meter Ham Band – Portable Radio



  • FM Band: 87.5 – 108 MHz Stereo
  • AM Band: 520- 1710 kHz
  • Ham (VHF): 144- 148 MHz


Channel 1: 162.400 MHz Channel 5: 162.500 MHz
Channel 2: 162.425 MHz Channel 6: 162.525 MHz
Channel 3: 162.450 MHz Channel 7: 162.550 MHz
Channel 4: 162.475 MHz


AM – 1 kHz Ham (VHF) – 5 kHz
FM – 50 kHz WX- 1 Channel


AC 120 Volts 60Hz Batteries: (4) “D” size


  • AC Power:    8 Watts
  • Battery Power: 40-50 mA DC


  • 10% THD at output power @    1.8 Watt AC typical
  • @ 0.9 Watt Battery Speaker: 5″, 4 Ohm, 6 Watts


  • FM, Ham (VHF) and Weather Band: Telescopic whip antenna
  • AM Band: Built-in Ferrite Bar – 7/16″ dia x 8″ long (200 mm)


11″ W x 6-1/2″ H x 4″ D (at the base)


Approximately 3.8 pounds without batteries.


300 – 1000mV RMS (line level) input from external audio source. Do not overload.


300 – 1000mV RMS (line output)


Low impedance, transistor driven switch. Used for operation of external recording devices.

FCC Rules and Regulations Part 15 Subpart C

  • Type of EUT: AM / FM / AUX / 2-METER HAM / WX / Bluetooth RECEIVER+ALERT
  • Power Supply : I/P: 120 V ac 60    8 W
  • Battery: 4 x1.5V Size «UM-1»
  • Frequency Range Bluetooth: 2402MHz ~ 2480MHz

Operating Description

  1.    AM/FM TUNER

Band switch S208 selects to the AM/FM band (IC8 si4730 enable), ie the AM/FM band starts action. The audio output of the AM/FM section is output via the IC8 action.

AM/FM band selects the receiving frequency via SW212/SW213 control selection. audio is output by OP amp IC(IC15) and audio amplifier(IC2)

X3-Crystal 32.768KHz


Band switch S201 selects to the WX band (IC5 si4738 enable), ie the WX band starts action.

The audio output of the WX section is output via the IC5,IC11 action.

WX band selects the receiving frequency via SW212/SW213 control selection. audio is output by OP amp IC (IC15) and audio amplifier (IC2)

X2-Crystal 32.768KHz

  1.    2-METER (VHF) TUNER

Band switch 201 selects to the 2-METER band (VHF block standby), ie the VHF band starts action.

The audio output of the VHF section is output via the IC1,IC3,IC4 action.

VHF band selects the receiving frequency via SW212/SW213 control selection. audio is output by OP amp IC (IC15) and audio amplifier (IC2)

X1-Crystal 10.245MHz

  1.    Bluetooth 3.0 Stereo Audio Module:

Band switch 201 selects to the bluetooth band (BM2020 module standby),

After connecting with the mobile phone, Bluetooth turns on

The audio output of the bluetooth section is output via the MD1 action.

audio is output by OP amp IC (IC7) and audio amplifier (IC2)

Bluetooth Module BM2020 Frequency: 2.402 to 2.480GHz

Receive Sensitivity: -80dBm Power Output: class 2/(4dBm ± 2dB)

Connection Distance: >10m (free space and no interference)

  1.    AUX IN:

Band switch 208 selects to the Aux band,ie Aux band standby

Through JK601 external audio input,

audio is output by OP amp IC (IC15) and audio amplifier (IC2)


If you hear an annoying buzz when listening to AM radio, it’s most likely radio noise. Here are some of the usual culprits:

  •    Dimmer switch (even in an adjacent room).
  •    Lights: Fluorescent light, «touch lamp» type fixtures, automatic night lights, motion-activated outdoor lights, dying bulbs, blinking bulbs.
  •    Nearby television, computers, cell phones, tablets, wireless chargers or C-Pap machines.
  •    Electronic bug and pest controllers.
  •    Faulty electrical switch.
  •    Radio scanners.
  •    Dirty insulators on a nearby power pole.
  •    Electric blanket.
  •    Smoke detectors that run from an AC current (battery operated units are OK).

Now what can you do about it?

  •    Turn off the circuit breakers to see if the noise stops, and if the source comes from inside your house. Turn off one circuit at a time to isolate the source of the noise.
  •    Using a battery-operated radio, check if the interference comes from the AC 120V line, through the air, or both. To locate the direction of the noise, turn the radio until you hear the loudest noise. The front and the back of the radio will point to the noise origin.
  •    If the noise comes from outside, carry the radio around the neighborhood to check for the origin of the noise. Ask your neighbors if they hear the same noise.
  •    If you suspect a power pole, call the utility company. Dirty power pole insulators are sometimes a cause of hard-to-find radio interference.
  •    Sometimes grounding can greatly reduce the hum from AC line noise. Unfortunately, most radios do not have a ground connection. Finding a good earth ground may also be difficult.

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AM Tuning & Listening Tips

Most portable radios including the CCRadio3 have an internal AM antenna. Best performance is achieved when the radio is swiveled on its base for maximum signal pickup from the transmitting tower. This same technique can be used to help nullify unwanted signals or radio noise.

Experimentation is the best way to see how it works for you. The CCRadio3 automatically fine tunes the Twin Coil Ferrite® AM antenna for a few seconds after a station is changed in AM mode. The “signal” icon will flash during this time.

The CCRadio 3 has an external antenna terminal for AM. If your reception is better outside, try this quick antenna: Use 50’ of insulated wire attached to the AM antenna terminal.

Also try a ground wire attached to the ground terminal. Go to: more information about a good grounding method. Rerun the antenna wire inside around a window or along a baseboard, or if possible, the wire should be mounted outside at least 3 feet away from the face of a metal building or it may not work. Where an outdoor antenna is not possible, try an inductive AM antenna. The antenna can be placed on a windowsill or close to the radio to provide a better signal.


The CCRadio 3 is made for distant or weak AM signal listening. Daytime reception is limited to about 300 miles maximum because you can only receive the signal directly from the transmitter site. You may receive AM stations thousands of miles away at dawn, dusk and at night, depending on the time of year and atmospheric conditions.

The ionosphere is a layer of ions above the earth. At night it slows and congeals into a giant mirror and can reflect radio waves back to the earth, allowing you to receive signals much farther away than during the day.

Price: $199.99


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