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The CC Skywave™ opens up a marvelous world of radio at home or when you're traveling. It has an intuitive layout so it is easy to use and has exceptional overall performance. Our customers are calling it the "Ultimate Travel Radio". The reception, audio and durable build are what this radio excels at.

General Features:
  • AM, FM, Weather plus Alert, Shortwave (2.3-26.1 MHz) and Air Aviation Band
  • Direct entry of a frequency plus auto scan and store
  • Lighted LCD display
  • Selectable fast or fine tuning on all bands except weather
  • 400 memory presets
  • Runs on (2) AA Alkaline batteries (not included)

Never listened to the Aviation band? This band lets you listen to nearby pilots, air traffic controllers and ground crew. When traveling, airline schedule changes and problems can be perplexing and annoying. Listening to control towers can provide endless entertainment and informative tidbits of information. It is as simple as telling the Skywave to scan for an active frequency until you find some action. The best one is usually the approach frequency used for planes that are landing and you'll know if you've found the correct one when you hear it. You can also search the web for "air traffic control radio Seattle" for example, to find information and to learn more about aviation radio. If you live next to a smaller airport you could ask a local pilot for the frequency or look up "common traffic advisory frequency" plus the airport name. English is the standard language used in aviation at all airports worldwide.

When traveling abroad, unless you have checked local laws, tuck your Skywave™ into a safe corner of your carry-on. An Airband radio may not be legal to have in some countries.

Click Here for The SWLing Post Review of the C. Crane CC Skywave portable radio.

Review of the C. Crane CC Skywave Radio by Jay Allen of RADIOJAYALLEN.COM

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Overall Rating
4.7
(60 reviews)
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By SSmith
York, PA
7/9/2016
Confirmed User
Just the best
Pros
This is truly a great little radio. I find the reception is fanomanal. It was pretty straight forward figuring out the controls. I couldn't believe it actually included squelch. Just an absolute gem of a radio. I was really surprised to se scanning on the air band.
Cons
The only thing I could think of that it could include is the temperature.
Best Uses
Great in all the bands.
I am so glad I purchased one of these. Ccrane really has a winner here.
By THerman
Afghanistan
7/8/2016
Confirmed User
Great little radio
Pros
Small size
Selectivity
Air band
USB Charging
Cons
None
Best Uses
Travel
This radio has exceeded all of my expectations! Upon receiving it, I fired it up and was blown away by the sound quality of the little speaker. I also find it very useful to be able to listen to air band. I haven't had a chance to mess around with SW much, but I'm sure it will work flawlessly as well. A in my book!
By KFrancisco
Chandler, AZ
6/25/2016
Confirmed User
Surprisingly excellent
Pros
good LCD easy to read
very good sensitivity AM and FM
small size fits in pocket nicely
excellent earbuds
2 AA batteries last almost forever
good volume
Cons
none
Best Uses
camping companion
casual desktop listening
taking to restaurants
I'm a ham radio guy and I can appreciate the sensitivity on AM/FM. Too much local noise here in the city to be sure about the shortwave but suspect it will be perfectly fine when camping out on a hill with a 20 foot chunk of wire alligator clipped to the telescoping ant.The weather channels are a nice touch and appear to have good sensitivity. I get a strong Phoenix forecast on channel 7 and a weak one on ch 2 all the way from Tucson. I use this radio to listen to talk radio while in fast food places,sensitiity and volume are very good, the earbuds are #1.KF7RY
By DRaff
Hudson Valley, NY
4/2/2016
Confirmed User
Phenomenal Travel Radio
AM, FM, Shortwave, Weather Alert, Aviation Band in a radio that will fit in your pocket, or easily in luggage, briefcase, or portfolio. Not only that, this is as good as any portable radio you have ever used. With a state-of-art DSP chip. And it's a true DX radio - it really pulls in the signals - if it's out there, you will hear it. The Skywave is an amazing radio. I have several ultralight radios and the Skywave is easily my favorite. So go ahead, toss it in the overnight bag and have yourself some fine listening and DX'ing! How can you not love C Crane?
By TDelaney
Santa Rosa CA
3/9/2016
Confirmed User
Poor reception
Cons
It could not pull in the local ATIS from the nearby airport
It could not pull in my favorite FM station.
It was not the radio I was hoping for.
By PTomlinson
Berkeley Springs, Wv.
2/29/2016
Confirmed User
Small But Powerful
Pros
Small
Very Easy To Program
Picks Up Sw-Am-Fm-Air From Inside My House in Wv. This Radio Is Exactly As Advertised
Cons
Display
Have To Be Looking At Display Just Right
Can't Find Display Adjustment
Best Uses
So far indoors. I can't imagine what it can do outdoors.
Rollye James Bragged About This Company For years, C Crane On XM. Now I Know Why. Awesome Radio!
By HWilbur
Concord, New Hampshire
2/23/2016
Confirmed User
CC Skywave
Pros
Sound quality
if you can receive a clear channel
is great.
Cons
Reception of AM is pathetic
Perhaps it is my location but inside the apartment there is no AM.
Hard to read the buttons
Best Uses
I don't use it
went back to my GE Super Radio
I REALLY wanted this radio to work, all the adjustments and its size/sound quality would make it a great radio if one lived in a big city where reception is strong. If you live in a City, BUY it!
By MMooney
Hoover, AL
2/8/2016
Confirmed User
Great Emergency / Travel Radio
Pros
Size
Weather Band
Battery Strength Indicator
Signal Strength Indicatot
Ability to charge batteries
Handy Keyboard Lock
Quality Earbuds
Time and Radio Presets retained on battery change
Cons
Average Sensitivity
No AC Adapter
No Batteries
Built-in speaker sound
Best Uses
Beach
Boating
Hunting
Camping
Emergency
Natural Disaster
This feature packed radio best satisfied my need for an emergency type radio. I live in hurricane and tornado country, so the weather band was a must have feature during power outages. My Skywave arrived the same day as an expensive pair of Marshall earbuds. Although not perfect, the CCrane earbuds trounced the Marshalls in every way. Quality FM stations will have your toes tapping. Problem FM stations aren't magically transformed into powerhouses. Skywave does a fine job with any reasonable signal. I have not tested the AM/SW/Air Wave bands as I do not foresee using them. This radio truly sips power! I used alkaline batteries for the first week to get an idea how long they might last. Before and after voltage tests were only slightly different. Paired with rechargeable batteries and a solar cell phone charger, I feel prepared for any emergency or excursion. Personally, I would have preferred to be able to remove the wrist strap and replace it with a neck lanyard, but that's a minor complaint. I can imagine others would like an external antenna connection. That's fair, but this IS a pocket radio and not a full feature desktop entertainment system. About the only major item on my wish list for the Skywave would a rubberized Otterbox like case for the inevitable drops that will occur. Overall I am exceptionally pleased with this radio. It easily covers all of my must have features in a well thought out, compact package. I believe it would be the perfect answer for many people.
By SCALLAHAN
CENTRAL OHIO
1/25/2016
Confirmed User
Best Little Radio Out There
Pros
Small
light weight
Laptop bag stachable
am/fm
sw/wx/air
uses two AA
Great receiver
Cons
nope nada
Best Uses
Personal use
All bands work!
aircraft
sw
am/fm
portable!
Great little radio! I've had a few days to play and it exceeding my expectations. For aircraft you'll need the control tower frequencies (key in save) and flight times, they don't chat like SW so it comes in burst. In central Ohio, I'll pick up Canada, Mexico, Cuba, South America, Germany, and many in the States. Nice functions built in like NiMH charging, squelch for air, fast/slow tuning, and lots of memory to preset for fast tuning. Even the wx channels are clear from over 100 miles away. And also a lock key so the radio doesn't come on during travel. I looked at many -PL660 was the closest but $30 more and twice the size. It's been on/off for about 12 hours and no battery power loss.
By DHarry
Central Ohio
1/23/2016
Confirmed User
What a cool little radio!
Pros
Very small
Very senitive
Fun to use
Quality built
Long play with just to AA batteries
Cons
none so far
Best Uses
Stach anywhere
Travel size
Light weight and small for back packs
Uses just 2 AA batterys
This is my first all-in-one pocket radio. I'm very impressed with the sound and sensitivity. Just watch some youtube and read the manual, and you'll be dialing in all the fun. First station on sw, was Australia at 15:45 with no wire! Picked up weather station in Cleveland too-130 miles away. For aircraft channels use this map link to load control towers (ct) : /vfrmap.com/?typevfrc&lat39.997&lon-82.892&zoom10 . Am and FM come in Great too.
By FBernal
Mexico City
1/15/2016
Confirmed User
A excellent Radio
Pros
Good reception
Small
Cons
A little expensive
When the weather alert is ON
the screen turns on and off
and you can only be programmed to 16 hrs. I would like to be 24 hrs.
Best Uses
Fm
Am
Sw
all right for the moment
By fdigirolamo
montreal canada
1/9/2016
Confirmed User
did not meet my expectations
Pros
am &fm locol stations good
Cons
shortwave &aviation band reception bad
Best Uses
local station only
thank you fast shipping
By RKaplan
northumberland,Pa
1/8/2016
exceptional receiver
Pros
Nice small size
Great reception
long battery life.direct presets
great sound from the speaker.Nice earbuds with rich sound
Cons
none
Best Uses
walking
bedside use
One of the best radios I've ever owned and I have had many. Improvement over the Pocket radio and the previous shortwave model
By SMaclean
Halifax, NS, Canada
1/1/2016
Confirmed User
Great pocket radio
Pros
Compact digital tuning Air shortwave and weather bands Stereo FM (with headphones
Quality build and long battery life.
Cons
Sound is commensurate with it's small size.
Best Uses
Camping adventure outdoors
Overall a great little compact radio with many features
By MHarmon
Dade City, FL
12/9/2015
Confirmed User
Great Small Radio
Pros
high quality receiver
Cons
Expensive
Best Uses
Travel
This is a super nice radio for travel. Reception is clear and sound is very good for a radio this size. Its high quality is quickly evident. Save $12.99 in shipping by buying this radio from CCrain through Amazon.
By VB
Edmond, OK
11/30/2015
Confirmed User
What a neat little radio
Pros
I like having all the many freq. bands on such a small radio.
The sould is very good also.
Cons
I have not found anything bad with the radio.
Best Uses
It will fit in my shirt pocket and with headset it works really nice.
See Pros, Cons & Best Uses.
By MPAPPIN
BROWNSVILLE, OR
11/10/2015
Confirmed User
huge upgrade over previous version
Pros
Reception
Sound quality
Ease of operation.
Cons
cannot think of any
Best Uses
Travel radio
Workshop
I liked the SWP, but is was cumbersome in regards to operation, and had no feathering of volume control. This upgrade is huge in everyway. sound ease of operation reception. this product is rich with features and superior in performance.
By DMolnar
Medina, Ohio
11/8/2015
Confirmed User
CC Skywave
Pros
Nice radio.
Cons
Over priced. This radio should sell for around $ 39.99.
Best Uses
N/A
None.
By BGrant
Stone Mtn Ga
10/21/2015
Confirmed User
W4009565
Pros
Super fast shipping
easy to follow instructions
!!Excellent reception
Cons
Carrying case has no cutouts for use while carrying

shortwave will probably need an antenna
Best Uses
General radio. Sports
talk shows
Very glad to get this radio. I got the AC adapter and recharable batteries. Looking for many years service. Thank you CCrane for your timely shipping.
By SKamp
Sacramento CA
10/19/2015
Confirmed User
Almost as good as a tabletop conmmunications rx
Pros
From Sacramenyo CA
at night in September October 2915 hsve heard WHO 1040 Des Moines
Cons
Lack of longwave
Lack of ssb
Best Uses
Truly portable
From Sacramento CA at night in sept oct 2015 heard WHO 1040 Des Moines, CBR 1010 Calgary, 1030 mix of KTWO Wyoming and Mrxico City. FM easy reception San Francisco Fm, and daytime MW SF to Fresno. WX Sf, Stockton, Sac. Sw too bad BBC et al have left the air or they would be blasting in
By DVenegas
Whittier
10/18/2015
Confirmed User
Best Potrable Radio!
Pros
Portable
battery life
easy to use
great reception
Clear excellent sound
Cons
None
Best Uses
Beach
camping
ball games
late night AM listening
Small but powerful radio. Battery life seems like forever. Way better than i expected. So glad i chose this radio! Thanks C Crane!
By LSorensen
Selah, WA
10/17/2015
Confirmed User
Much better than anticipated
Pros
Everything about this little jewel is Pro. I have been using this for past 6 months and nothing has disappointed.
I also use to check on aviation weather at local airport before I got o fly our aircraft.
As an added bonus the tonal quality is amazing for such a small unit.
Cons
No Cons that I can think of.
Best Uses
Both music and spoken word. Also very good for NOAA weather.
Get this unit while you can. I don't think that there is a better one!
By SLowry
Half Moon Bay, CA
10/15/2015
The Greatest
Went on the wait list for this one to be shipped as soon as available. I've had several Grundigs, Kaitos and others, but the Skywave trumps all, especially with the aviation band, battery efficiency, panel layout and more. Look at the other reviews: there are a lot of good reasons for so many 5 stars.
By JFrank
Natick, MA
9/30/2015
Confirmed User
Outstanding Radio
Pros
Sensitive
easy to use
battery life
Cons
None
Best Uses
The beach
the backyard
on my night table
I love this radio. The AM is great and the adjustable bandwidth make even the noisiest signals intelligible. The FM is more sensitive than my table radios. If you use the included earbuds, the FM, in stereo mode, sounds very good.
By DLesley
Collierville, TN.
9/30/2015
excellent product and value
Pros
attractive and quality product
very good reception and sound
Cons
none
I have been very pleased with the quality, reception, and speaker sound of this radio. This was more than worth the price. you get what you pay for.
By JThoms
Indianapolis, IN
9/24/2015
Confirmed User
C Crane has done it again!
Pros
Great Value and plenty of performance packed in a tiny package.
Excellent ergonomics.
Cons
No SSB coverage.
No external antenna jack
Best Uses
General usage
Great size for travel.
Since the Skywave is an updated SWP, I look forward to a possible Skywave with SSB.
By DSmith
Laurel, MD
9/19/2015
Confirmed User
Good successor to the CCRadio SWP
Pros
WX Band
Volume Control Knob
USB Charger port
Variable bandwidth Audio
Cons
Much more susceptible to being overloaded by strong local stations than my SWP. For example a nearby (1-2 mile?) medium wave (AM band) transmitter will overwhelm stations on the shortwave band.
Best Uses
Biking
Camping
Travel
Away from cities
Wish list: Option to activate the radio when triggered by SAME. The ability to manage/load/save memories from the USB port.
By WMontague
durham, on
9/1/2015
Confirmed User
Impressive Radio
Pros
small size
good battery life
sensitive
AM Reception
feature rich
Cons
needs extrnal antenna jack
Best Uses
travel radio
go bag radio
Amazing little package. Yes, SSB reception would be nice, but I don't miss it. C Crane has found the sweet spot with this one. I've had many radios over the years, and this one is one of the best I've used. No purchase regrets. NONE.
By CStacks
Laguna Niguel CA
8/11/2015
Confirmed User
Better then expected! A big smile on my face.
Pros
Great Reception on all bands
Does not drift
Speaker does a great job even better with head phones
Cons
None except ssb is missing
Best Uses
With me all the time
6:30 PM yesterday attached 20 ft long wire and counted 58 readable shortwave stations. Also able to rcv aircraft from several airports with the radio's antenna. C CRANE please make a Sky II that covers the HF ham frequencies!!!!
By JMitchell
Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
8/3/2015
The best radio I've ever had!
Pros
reliability works in anywhere
Cons
I can't think of any.
Best Uses
overnight I can get at least 1 European station.
I am a radio buff, have 5 radios, including shortwave. I have had my Crane radios since Sept 1, 2006 & still enjoy fantastic reception. Could easily live without a tv but not without a radio.
By BBarney
Stockbridge, MA
7/25/2015
Confirmed User
It's the best!
Pros
What a surprise! Unbelivable quality in a compact box. I must stop: my home is becoming the East coast division of the C.Crane Company.
Too many radios! Yes
i know i can only listen to one at a time.
Cons
None
Best Uses
Put it in your pocket and take it everywhere!
Quality company/quality products!
By BHolzer
South Bend, IN
7/24/2015
Confirmed User
Good pocket radio but poor SW
Pros
Great FM reception
Good AM and WX
Easy to use
nice audio
excelent headphone jack
Cons
Poor SW reception compared to other radios in this size and price
no ajustable light switch
as for air band I haven't been able to pick up anything.
Best Uses
great portable for headphone use as many stations come in clearly with out raising the antenna.
Great audio with just the speaker
Compaired with the Grundig G6 the Skywave performs poorly on SW but the skywave is easier to use
By MP.
Cape Coral, FL
7/20/2015
Confirmed User
Best little radio!
Pros
Enough features to satisfy most everyone. Amazing sound out of a small unit.
Pulls stations a LONG way. Plays a LONG time on 2 AA batteries.
Cons
Soft cover should have perforations over speaker.
Would be nice to have a scan feature for Air Band.
By FConti
Los Angeles, CA
7/19/2015
Confirmed User
Bought and evaluated this radio
Pros
I have been into radios for 45 years
This is a good little transistor.
Fairly easy to use lots of features
Good reception and tone.
Cons
Dont like that the dial light cannot
be set to stay on all the time.
Needs variable tone control with
bass enhancement
Best Uses
General use radio
This radio is worth buying, wish they were built in the USA.
By RGray
L'town, NC
7/10/2015
Confirmed User
One Sweet Radio
Pros
Ease of use
Great reception
Love it so far
Cons
Buttons are a little stiff
No big deal for me
Best Uses
Kicking back and relaxing
Camping
Beach
What ever where ever when ever
This is one sweet radio. Reception is phenomenal. I can't say it's my favorite, yet, as I've only had it a few days but from what I'm experiencing I don't think it will be long. The buttons are a little stiff but I can deal with that. Wow!! Awesome job C Crane.
By mvallgren
sweden
7/5/2015
Confirmed User
the best little radio on the market
Pros
Skywave go in circles around tecsun. If Tecsun find 34 listening channels only found 75. I'm very happy with my purchase. The next purchase will be a CCRadio-SW
then I'm home.
Cons
no reseller in europe
Best Uses
all within the radio.
This is what you seek. Ridiculous much better reception in this class
By MHarroun
Pleasant Grove, UT
6/18/2015
Great Little Radio
This has been a wonderful little desk radio. Sound is outstanding. Controls are intuitive. Seems to be very high quality. I would recommend this radio to friends and family.
By MHansen
6/17/2015
Confirmed User
Fantastic radio!
Pros
All the frequencies I want in one small package
Great reception
Great battery life
Easy to use
Cons
None as of yet!
I love, love, love this radio! My first C. Crane, but it won't be my last if they keep making them like this!
By CRasmussen
Kalamazoo, MI
6/10/2015
Confirmed User
Small size, Big operator.
Pros
size
sound
ease of use
Cons
It would be nice to enter airband frequencies to scan.
Best Uses
Travel
work
beach
in the car with earphones
great fun cute little radio. Great sounding. Better than I expected. Recommend it highly.
By MHernandez
Aguadilla PR
5/10/2015
Great Radio for this little radio
Best Uses
Am band
FM and Weather band
I like the reception of this radio. The AM band have long range of reception. The Fm band have a separation between a station. I would recommend weather band because I live about 40 miles of the station and the reception is excellent. The sound is good is loud and clear voice.
By dDalal
san jose, ca
5/6/2015
Confirmed User
Hello, pilots!
Pros
very well designed
fine tuning
clear
solid
Best Uses
easy listening
pilot chatter
NOAH weather
shortwave
I very easy to use, cool radio! Quality build, fine tuning, multi-band.
By CMcClain
Heart of Texas
5/6/2015
Good performance
Pros
AM sensitivity
FM sensitivity
Long battery life
Rechargeable friendly
Cons
None yet!
Best Uses
Daily listening
I listen to talk on both AM and FM. I get good reception with marginal signals (as judged compared to my C Crane radio) I power mine from NiMH rechargeable and it is so easy to plug in to USB and push charge button to recharge. Even if using conventional non rechargeable cells this radio barely sips power! I like that the battery charge display seems to work well with the 1.2 volts out from NiMH cells.
By BWyman
traveling
5/4/2015
Expected better.
Pros
Good f.m.& timer is a plus.
Cons
I had a cheap $10.00 Sony radio I bought from Walgreens about 7 years ago that could pick up stations as well as this radio. The sw& aviation gets boring very quickly. I have never heard any conversations on them. If you are lucky someone will garble a few numbers that are meaningless to me. I thought C.Crane radios has great reception but the are no bettet than a cheap drug store radio.
Best Uses
& falling to sleep
by with the timer.
Fair but expensive!
By CMcfarlane
Sunrise, FL
3/28/2015
Confirmed User
Love this radio!!
Exceed my expectation! Able to find the AM stations I listen to
By CLove
Manchester, NH
3/23/2015
Confirmed User
My New Favorite Pocket Radio
I've been swling for about the last 50 years. When I heard about this radio my interest was peaked. Did research on the radio and liked what I was reading so I decided to give one a try. I chose wisely. This little radio is outstanding. I'm not going to repeat what everyone else is saying, but I will say this is one very nice radio that fits in your pocket. CCRANE knocked this one out of the park! My new favorite pocket sized radio.
By JMIGNONE
Medway, MA
3/3/2015
Confirmed User
great radio
Pros
excellent reception on all bands nice small size great for a travel radio
Cons
havent found any
Best Uses
great all around portable radio audio is pretty good for such a small radio
recommend highly!!!! another great product from a great co thanks cc crane!!!
By CFRAGOULIDIS
ATHENS, GREECE
2/27/2015
Confirmed User
A LITTLE DYNAMITE
Pros
AMAZING AUDIO FOR THE SIZE. CHOICE OF FILTERS VERY HANDY.
EXCELLENT ON AM AND FM.
AIR A RARE BONUS
Cons
SW AUTO SEARCH COULD BE BETTER.
Best Uses
ALLROUND
TRAVEL
NEWS
MUSIC.
I WISH IT HAD AN SD CARD TO RECORD SOME PROGRAMMES.
By EParent
Crestview, Fl
2/26/2015
Versatile Compact Radio
Pros
The bands!
AM
FM
SW
NOAA Weax
AIR
Compact size goes anywhere
Cons
Price (but it's worth it)
Best Uses
Nighttime AM DX'ing. FM will fill a room. Has volume of a bigger radio. Excellent SW sensitivity and selectivity
Use air bands at airport or listen in your backyard to airliners flying overhead. Up to the minute weather reports when on the go 24/7.
I've been searching for the perfect radio since listening to Zenith transistors in the middle 60s. This compact quality radio comes very close with the five bands and sensitivity across the bands. It is now my go-to radio for any outdoor activities because of its versatility. Also fits in a pocket while listening at a ball game. Now I'm hoping C Crane can add Ham radio 2 meter Snd/Rcv capabilities along with the current five bands to their next radio. I'll gladly add it to my collection. Thank you, CCrane! :)
By NMCK
L.I.NY
2/11/2015
SHUD BE SIX STARS
I must add my 2 cents two, 4 a wonderful radio. I bought my LITTLE CCRANE Skywave a month ago and am amazed at this GREAT little radio. It has so much too offer in such a little package & of course sounds so wonderful too. I have two RadioShack radios dx396 & dx 360, 5 times bigger, that are very good but cant match my little CCrane [ that I love ]. The manual was explicit also & it was easy 2 program. I absolutely recommend this little gem.
By JMOORE
Portland, OR
2/7/2015
Confirmed User
Small but powerful
Purchased a Skywave with AC adaptor for my son for Christmas. He loves it. He works for the US Postal Service on the Oregpn coast so he particularly likes the weather band. First thing in the morning he listens to the weather report so he knows what to expect and can plan accordingly. Just bought one for myself and cant believe how many functions Ccrane got into a small package. For the size and the money I dont think you can beat it. Aircraft, weather, shortwave, AM and FM. You get it all. Quality sound and great reception.
By MB
PLEASANTON, CA
1/31/2015
Confirmed User
Love my new CC Skywave!
I absolutely love my new CC Skywave radio. I own several CC radios including the CC Radio2, Observer and SW Pocket. Although l really have enjoyed my SWP, the Skywave has made several improvements on the SWP design. The rotary volume knob and adding Airband frequencies to name a few. I work in aviation so I really love being able to scan the Airband and save them to memory. I was able to pull in a couple of nearby airports in my area right from my house. The ATS function is also handy as well especially for shortwave. Speaking of shortwave, what a great performer for such a little radio. Just sitting in my living room, downstairs.... I was able to pull in at least 10 SW stations. CC Radio has made another outstanding product and it is perfect for travel. I take my SWP on all my hikes and campouts and I will now be taking along my Skywave. A lot of radio and versatility in one great little package. Great job CC RADIO!!!!
By RDitto
Terre Haute, IN
1/2/2015
Confirmed User
A Suberb Radio with Great Value!
When I first saw this radio that I received for Christmas, I couldnt believe all the features in the small size. Wow! I was amazingly surprised at the quality of reception and the room filling sound. This is an excellently designed radio.
By EPepper
NC
12/30/2014
Confirmed User
Great little radio
Worked right out of the box with no problems. What I love about this radio is that just like the old CCRadio Plus it will use and recharge batteries. I love being able to unplug it and run it off batteries when outside working. Reception inside our old doublewide is excellent.
By Jghent
Burlington, NJ
12/26/2014
C Crane has done an excellent job in the design
The reception on MW too me is perhaps the best part of this radio since I listen to talk . I walk and ride with this radio in my pocket and reception does not change. They did a pretty good job with the antenna along with the electronics. The only thing that I have noticed when compared to my more expensive portables is that you cant independently program memories. For example: if you start out on page(1) and program 3 AM stations into memories 1,2,3, then program 3 FM stations in 4,5,6. Toggling the radio off/on, depending on what band appears in the display is where the memory buttons will respond too. So if your in AM mode, then only memories 1,2,3 will work. Other than that minor inconvenience the radio performs really well on FM and Shortwave. I found the ATS feature very useful on the SW bands. The audio for this size radio is pretty good and not tinny in my opinion, although there is no bass. Headphones sound great on FM stereo. Also what I find convenient with the radio while it's in your pocket is the ability to operate it. Just stick your hand in and you can press the on/off, AM/FM, and memory buttons. Im sure there will be other ways to use the radio, but as you can see I wanted something with had excellent performance and ample volume which this radio satisfies. Great job C.Crane
By EKeene
Jersey Shore/NYC metropolitan area
12/26/2014
Confirmed User
Every band a winner!
I got my Skywave for Christmas, and I am extremely pleased. I am a radio DX hobbyist, and have a very large assortment of radios with which to compare the new Skywave. The am band is exciting -I am getting my best DX of the season with this little radio.The band width selector is terrific. The air band is perfect - it actually scans, has a squelch,and picks up more traffic than my best scanners.The fm is fine - I could hear everything I wanted to hear with the very nice included stereo earbuds. The weather band is fine, and the shortwave outperformed several highly-rated Tecsuns I compared with. Only the much more expensive PL880 and Satellit 750 did better. I highly recommend this great radio, especially for the SW, AM and Air bands.
By mlundblad
Aberdeen, WA
12/25/2014
Confirmed User
this is an awesome radio!!
I just received this radio today for Christmas and I am blown away by all the features and sensitivity, esp. the AM band which I can barely receive anything past 1250 due to a few local strong stations. This radio wouldve been perfect if it had SSB or LW and continuous coverage. But all in all this is a great radio! I love you C.Crane :)
By HAlexander
Franklin, TN
12/16/2014
The Ultimate Travel Radio
After putting this radio through all the paces, I am convinced that its quite possibly the ultimate travel radio! I am particularly impressed with the performance of the AM and SW bands. And I really appreciate the precision offered with the thumbwheel volume control, as well. Thanks for another great product, my 6th purchase from CCrane. I have yet to be disappointed!
By GSmoker
Jamestown N.Y.
12/12/2014
Confirmed User
Above Expectations
Good sound quality, Best reception, Real good performance on all bands
By LSingleton
Stroh, IN
12/1/2014
Confirmed User
Just great love it
Just got my skywave radio today and it works great the sound is good and the am stations are really good. I would recemmend this to my friends or anyone.
By RLucas
Santa Clara, ca
7/2/2014
Confirmed User
good value
As described on web site, digital selectable tuning good sound quality
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General Specifications
Input Power AC Adapter: 5V DC 300 mA with Mini USB Tip (not included)
Batteries: (2) AA (not included)
Power Consumption 30-100 mA DC (depending on headphone or speaker usage)
Audio Output 0.5 Watts
1/8" Stereo Earphone Jack
Speaker 1.5", 8 Ohm, 0.5W
Frequency Coverage AM 520 - 1710 kHz (10 kHz Steps)
AM 522 - 1620 kHz (9 kHz Steps)
FM 87.5 - 108 MHz (Regular Mode)
FM 76 - 108 MHz (Expanded Mode)
Shortwave 2300 - 26100 kHz
Aviation 118 - 137 MHz
Weather Band: Ch. 1: 162.400 MHz
Ch. 2: 162.425 MHz
Ch. 3: 162.450 MHz
Ch. 4: 162.475 MHz
Ch. 5: 162.500 MHz
Ch. 6: 162.525 MHz
Ch. 7: 162.550 MHz
AM Tuning Built-in Ferrite Bar
FM, Weather, Shortwave and Aviation Tuning 16" Whip Antenna
Presets 400 Total
Lock Switch Yes
Sleep Timer 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 Minutes
Alarm Yes
Clock 12/24 Hour Format
Display Lighted LCD
Dimensions 4.75" W x 3" H x 1.1" D
Weight 5.5 Ozs. Without Batteries
Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty
Included Accessories CC Earbuds
Carry Case
Manual
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • I followed the user manual and cannot set the ALARM to wake with beep. The Manual says that the alarm should be set to beep by default but it wakes with the radio instead. How can I switch the alarm to beep?

    We apologize for this mistake. To switch the Alarm to beep, press the #5 button once during alarm setup. You will notice that the speaker icon has disappeared from the screen indicating that only beep is set.

  • Why does the light flash on and off when I turn the radio off?

    The Weather Alert is turned on. This is a reminder that the alert feature is on and is working. It is not recommended to leave on frequently when using batteries.

  • How do I do a complete factory reset?

    With the power off, press and hold memory buttons #4 and #6 until the radio beeps four times and the display flashes.

Manual Size Download Time
Instructions (PDF) CC Skywave Radio Instruction Manual 3.2 MB 7:37 minutes @ 56Kbps
Instructions (PDF) CC Skywave Radio Instruction Manual - Reset Addendum 685 KB 1:37 minutes @ 56Kbps

Audio tutorial of the CC Skywave Radio by Tim Hendel - Part 1

(Tim is blind and records many of our audio tutorials for our products)

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Audio tutorial of the CC Skywave Radio by Tim Hendel - Part 2

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  • CC Skywave Radio
  • Carry Case
  • CC Buds Earphones
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    — Harry W., Manassas, VA
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    — Thomas S., Buffalo, NY
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    — James G., Springfield, MA
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    — David C., Raleigh, NC
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