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    Have been thinking about getting a radio for listen to programs, catching the news...keeping in touch.

    Would think KTNA is reachable from my location 8 miles from Talkeetna.

    Has anyone used one of the C. Crane units? http://www.ccrane.com/radios/am-fm-radios/

    Any recommendations?

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    If have 12volt batt, A cheap car radio with antena, might work. I bought mine a shucks yr,s ago was like 29.00 bucks and has cd player in it to..

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    I have A CC Radio 2, and it is the ONLY radio that reliably picks up Anchorage AM from the Caribou Hills. I've tried the most expensive Radio Shack one, a Grundig, A Sangean, and a couple others, but the CC is the way to go.

    I literally spent more on several inferior radios before a swallowed the idea of a $180 radio, but I should have just saved time and money and gotten the C crane CC from the getgo.

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    Thanks for the input.
    Have heard many good things about the CC, the new and older models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusitnaAk View Post
    If have 12volt batt, A cheap car radio with antena, might work. I bought mine a shucks yr,s ago was like 29.00 bucks and has cd player in it to..
    I second this, car radios with a external antenna are the only ones that have consistently worked for me. Plus a 12v battery can be charged with a small solar cell.
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    Don't overspend. We're about 8 miles NW of Talkeetna and an old boom box am/fm/cassette thing pulls in KTNA without much problem.

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    I agree with Toofewweeekends... I have 2 radios at my Cabin... we are above the big bend on the Yentna
    I have a cheap little am/fm pocket sized radio - that uses 2 AA batteries and I have one of those multi channel crank up radios that one of the kids gave me... I can pull down all the FM radio stations in Anchorage and the valley with no problem...

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    I'm much happier with an iPod. I keep a little AA cell weather radio around, too. That's the only news I care about.

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    We're near Twofew and KTNA is no problem on a old cheap AM/FM/cassette player with a broken antenna. Most of the time we can also get KSKA.

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    Car radio and a CB
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    Bought one of these works great and I live about 60 mi outside the city in a valley. Antenna up high will pickup farther away at work we where in the basement ran a wire to the roof (5 stories) put antenna up there, other wise you couldn't pickup anything.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/multi-purpos...71393628210549

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    More food for thought.
    THANKS everyone!

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    I'm about 8 miles south of Talkeetna and just have a fairly cheap am/fm radio and a ipod docking station with built in speakers which was also relatively cheap from Freddie's in Wasilla and they work great. KTNA comes in loud and clear and a few fm stations come in too from Anchorage. Plenty good enough for me. I've got hundreds of cd's loaded onto the ipod so I'm good to go music wise. Now I just need to find a female type partner to boogie with!

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