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What's in the Box
  • CC SW Pocket
  • Wrist Lanyard
  • Carry Pouch
  • Instruction Manual
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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In a true testament to its quality and performance, the modestly priced CC SW Pocket has been voted "Best Travel Radio under $200.00" by Passport to World Band Radio. The CC SW Pocket AM/FM/Shortwave Travel Radio has exceptional AM reception and audio quality and is sensitive enough to outperform most radios in its class. And it's small enough to tuck in your carry-on bag, briefcase, purse or backpack.

You can quickly and easily retrieve up to 200 of your favorite AM/FM and Shortwave stations in any order by simply turning the tuning knob and taking advantage of a smart feature called "Favorites". You won't lose the stations saved in the memory when you take out the batteries.

The CC SW Pocket Travel radio also has a keypad for direct access to any frequency. Features include: built-in speaker, alarm clock, direct key entry, stereo headphone jack, sleep timer, display light and backstand. Includes carry pouch and lanyard. FM 70.0-108.0 MHz, AM 522-1620, (9k) / 520-1710 (10k), SW1 2300-7500, SW2 9200-22000. Runs 70 hours on 2 "AA" size batteries (not included). Optional 3v AC Adapter available.

Weight: 6.5 oz. Size: 5" W x 3" H x 1.2" D.

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By RFielden
Outlook, SK
11/5/2013
Confirmed Buyer
Good sounding radio, dropped several times, never missed a beat. Only weak point is the volume control, not enough adjustment for low sound.
By CAdair
OLYMPIA, WA
10/18/2013
Confirmed Buyer
Very difficult to program.
By MClark
JACKSON, GA
10/14/2013
Confirmed Buyer
Incredible reception and clarity for a radio of this compact size.
By RMeleady
BAY POINT, CA
7/20/2013
Confirmed Buyer
I bought this as an emergence radio that would fit in the pocket of the bug out vest I keep in my vehicle. This is just a large fishing vest with all the pockets filled with emergency supplies like food, mini folding stove, pouches of water, etc. After filling the larger pockets with essentials the remaining pockets were small. I needed a multi band radio that would fit in one.The CC SW Pocket radio was exactly what I was looking for. It fits snugly in the pocket I had left. It has decent reception and decent battery life.
By BFolkett
WINNIPEG, MB
7/13/2013
Confirmed Buyer
Very sensitive. Great battery life.
By JDavenport
Tucson, AZ
7/5/2013
Confirmed Buyer
The radio works fine other than the power plug I purchased elsewhere doesn't work with the radio. So we have been using batteries. I guess that's what I get for buying an "orphan". I thought you checked these used items before mailing them.John DavenportTucson, Az.
By SRowe
GRAY, ME
5/11/2013
Confirmed Buyer
poor FM receptionnot worth the money even as an orphanshould have returned this bad egg.
By jdevergiles
FAR ROCKAWAY, NY
5/8/2013
Confirmed Buyer
Great for a small radio.
By JHansen
PLEASANT HILL, IA
4/3/2013
Confirmed Buyer
This is my travel radio. I unplug hotel Radios and rely on my CC SW for radio and alarm. We stay for weeks in a city where my son is local radio news director. The hotel Radios were so bad at pulling in local AM I started taking this with. No problems now!
By mcoffeen
NORDLAND, WA
3/25/2013
Confirmed Buyer
Great little travel radio.
By JSlonina
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
3/22/2013
Confirmed Buyer
No commments provided.
By CMacRainey
PAONIA, CO
11/4/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Seems like a gem, like the auto set features and such. It needs an external antenna if you are in a vehicle or moving. But for a stationary sit on the porch and listen to the ball game sort of radio, it works great. Would have liked to see better reception considering that is the selling point used. I would buy another one, plus I bought an orphan, it was brand new, but less money, great deal.
By DSprinkel
HEMET, CA
10/6/2012
Confirmed Buyer
The CC SW Pocket is a very powerful radio for its size. The sound is of good quality and the light weight size is excellent for traveling or just walking around. It fits in most top pockets and has great battery life which also adds to its light weight size by using 2 AA batteries. Excellent value for anyone who enjoys radio programs.
By WMauk
TUCSON, AZ
8/20/2012
Confirmed Buyer
I love this little radio; my only complaint is the stepped volume feature. Always too loud or too soft.
By EHenderson
OAKLEY, CA
4/4/2012
Confirmed Buyer
No commments provided.
By TDybala
SUGAR LAND, TX
4/3/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Bandwidth selectivity could be better. I get a lot of bleed over from frequency adjacent stations.
By BMurray
KERRVILLE, TX
3/13/2012
Confirmed Buyer
This is a good radio and my only complaint is the same as other owners; there is a gap between the lowest volume level and the next one. The raise and lower volume buttons should have another level added in future models. I also notice that there is a loud beep when you hit the power button to turn it on and I don't know if this is normal.
By TTherkildsen
CAMP VERDE, AZ
3/4/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Good sound quality light weight and dependable all the things needed when you are hunting rocks in the high desert and need to be aware of the weather in the high country so you can know if you have to watch out for flash floods add the external antenna and you are ready to go.
By JGAETA
SPRINGFIELD, OR
2/16/2012
Confirmed Buyer
No commments provided.
By DAfrick
BROOKLYN, NY
12/10/2011
Confirmed Buyer
Great radio!Only downside is that the volume buttons aren't very responsive or sensitive, and a volume knob would be vastly better than buttons.Otherwise it's great- great reception and sound quality, very small, good battery life, etc. I haven't tried the shortwave functions much, but I like knowing that they're there.
By RCooper
CASTRO VALLEY, CA
11/16/2011
Confirmed Buyer
I am not entirely pleased with this radio. The volume control uses up/down buttons rather than a knob or wheel, so the user cannot adjust the volume precisely. Also, it is difficult to program the pre-set stations. When I turn the radio on, there is a loud squealing sound just before the station comes on. Not sure what causes that, but it is very annoying. Reception for AM and FM is good, but the SW is poor. This was my first C Crane purchase. Overall, I would not recommend this radio for most users.
By MTomala
NIAGARA FALLS, NY
10/10/2011
Confirmed Buyer
I love this radio! My husband gave it to me as a gift. It is the perfect size to take anywhere. The reception is really good too. The controls may seem confusing at first but it's easy to operate once you get the hang of it! I use it more than my ipod :)
By GMarsh
SANTA ROSA, CA
9/22/2011
Confirmed Buyer
Too much hiss when using earbuds and will not play soft enough. Too bad, because otherwise it's a nice radio.
By JJoslin
ROCKPORT, TX
9/7/2011
Confirmed Buyer
It's a reliable little radio but still haven't put any stations into memory....have to read the direction first!!!
By CGuttilla
INGOMAR, PA
2/20/2011
Confirmed Buyer
I have purchased 3 small radios to use daily. First 2 were laughable, reception was horrible to non-existent, they ate batteries and could only marginally receive the channels that I frequent. When I read about the SWPocket, I thought it might be the answer. WOW! what a little gem. This unit does everything I need and then some. The design shows a well thought usable radio that has exceeded all of my expectations. I call it my little friend since it is with me most of the day.It is not a geeWiz embellished product... It is simple, functional and pleasing to the ear. Thank You for taking the time to design and build a product that is inexpensive yet with feature sets like more expensive radios. The SWPocket is rich with built-in features that make it a pleasure to use. AND about the volume being limited. That person is dead wrong.
By RBlattner
EDWARDSVILLE, IL
2/12/2011
Confirmed Buyer
Greatest little bedside radio ever!!
By jlanning
TUCSON, AZ
2/9/2011
Confirmed Buyer
Great little radio! Excellent reception, easy to use, lots of features, and remembers more stations than I do. I doubt you will find a better quality radio with more features at the same price point. Bought one for myself, until my son "appropriated" it and I had to replace mine. He loves his, too.
By DYacullo
CATSKILL, NY
1/28/2011
Confirmed Buyer
No commments provided.
By MLarson
CHICAGO, IL
1/23/2011
Confirmed Buyer
A very well designed little pocket radio. I can operate all functions in the dark due to the well thought out button layout and shape. Putting the volume on its lowest has allowed me to place the radio in my pillow case where I can rest my ear against the speaker to enjoy night time radio without disturbing the spouse.
By DGreen
POMONA, CA
1/19/2011
Confirmed Buyer
I am not surprised another "orphan" is being offered. I bought mine that way and should have returned it, too. It has some good features that are outweighed by the seriously deficient volume control. The volume can only be adjusted in steps. Also, if you set the sleep timer, when it shuts off the volume instantaneously goes very high. Same thing if you use the alarm feature-when the radio turns on the volume is way too high at first. Very annoying if you are using it as I intended to-on my nightstand next to my bed.
By BTaylor
HOHENWALD, TN
12/22/2010
Confirmed Buyer
No commments provided.
By JCverna
WARREN, OH
12/1/2010
Confirmed Buyer
Very nice little radio. A purchase that was well worth it to me.
By GRodak
SAINT CLAIR SHORES, MI
12/1/2010
Confirmed Buyer
A lot of radio in a little package. I have 2 of them. I love it!
By wkolb
TAMPA, FL
9/25/2010
Confirmed Buyer
Excellent radio. Great reception. Great clarity. Well worth the price paid.The only thing I do not like about the radio, is that you adjust the volume using an up and down key, not a knob. There is a huge difference between the lowest volume setting and the next setting. I would like to have a knob with more sensitivity. I use the radio when going to sleep, and my solution is to set the volume to the next to lowest setting and cover the speaker with a tee shirt that has been folded 2 times.Besides that minor issue, I love the radio, think it is a great deal and I highly recommended it.
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General Specifications
Input Power: AC Adapter: 3VDC 200mA tip negative (not included)
Batteries: (2) AA size (not included)
Speaker: 1 3/4", 25 ohm, 0.5W
Frequency Coverage: AM 520 - 1710 kHz (10KHz Steps)
AM 522 - 1629 kHz (9KHz Steps)
FM 70.0 - 108.0 MHz
SW1 2300 - 7500 kHz
SW2 9200 - 22000 kHz
AM Tuning: 10 kHz or 9 kHz steps
FM Tuning: 100 kHz steps
AM Antenna: Internal Ferrite Bar - 7mm x 89mm (3.5") long
FM Antenna: Telescopic whip antenna
FM S/N Sensitivity: > 10uV
AM S/N Sensitivity: > 1 mv/m
SW S/N Sensitivity: > 30 uV
AM Selectivity: > 25dB
Earphone Jack: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo 32 ohm
Memories: 200
Lock Switch Yes
Sleep Timer 5-90 Minutes (5 min steps)
Alarm Yes
Clock: 12/24 Hour Modes
Dimensions: 4.75" W x 3" H x 1.2" D
Weight: 6.5 ozs
Warranty: 1-Year Limited
Included Accessories: Lanyard
Carry Case
Manual
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Will the alarm work if I leave headphones plugged in?

    No, the alarm will not work if anything is plugged in the headphone socket.
  • When I press and hold the FAVORITES button, will the CCRadio SWP scan only the presets I have entered?

    No, when you press and hold the FAVORITES button the CCRadio SWP will bring up the entire preset station memory list. Once in the memory list, you have 3 ways to choose a station you have set into memory:

    1. You can use the tuning dial to scroll through the preset numbers.
    2. You can use the Up and Down tuning buttons to scroll through the preset numbers.
    3. You can direct-enter a preset station's number by pressing the FREQ button and then entering the 3-digit preset number.
  • Why does FM 70.0 MHz come up on the preset numbers?

    FM 70.0 MHz is the default number on each preset. This number will appear on the display until a new frequency is programmed into that memory slot.
  • Will resetting the radio wipe out all my presets?

    No, resetting the radio will not clear the memory presets; removing all power sources from the radio does not clear presets either.
  • What are the possible sleep timer settings?

    You can set the sleep timer for 90, 85, 80, 75, 70, 65, 60, 55, 50, 45, 40, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, or 5 minutes.
  • If I accidentally activate the sleep timer setting, do I have to wait for the timer to go off before turning the radio back on?

    No, the last choice in the sleep timer selection is on. Select 'on' and the radio will continue to play continuously.
  • How do I program stations in memory (favorites)?

    1. Turn radio on
    2. Press Band button to select FM, MW (AM), SW1 or SW2
    3. Find the station you would like to store in memory by one of the following methods:
      1. Turning the tuning knob
      2. Press the Freq button and then the frequency number using the numeric pad.
      3. Press and hold the Up/Down button for 1 second and it will scan until it picks up an active station
    4. Press the Mem/Time button
    5. The letters "CH" will flash and the number to the right is the memory location. You can select the memory with either of the following steps:
      1. While the CH is flashing, turn the Tuning Knob to select the memory location (00, 01, 02, etc.)
      2. While the CH is flashing, press the number on the keypad to select the memory location (00, 01, 02, etc.)
    6. Press the Mem/Time button again. Your station has been stored.
  • How do I recall stations in memory (favorites)?

    1. Press the Favorites button and use one of the following options when the M.SCAN shows in the upper right of the display:
      1. Turn the Tuning Knob clockwise or counter-clockwise to locate memory (favorites) location (00, 01, 02, etc.).
      2. Press the Up or Down Tuning buttons to scroll through memory (favorites) locations (00, 01, 02, etc.).
      3. Key in the memory (favorites) location (000, 001, 002, etc.). You must key in the 3 digit number because the CCRadio-SWPocket can store up to 200 favorites.

    When you press the Favorites button it will stay in the M Scan mode until you turn the radio off or you press the Favorites button again.

  • How do I delete my presets on the CC SWPocket?

    You cannot delete a preset once you have made one on the CC SWPocket. However, you can overwrite the previously used presets with any new station of your choice.
  • Does the beep tone alarm option use the humane wake system?

    No.
Manual Size Download Time
Instructions (PDF) CC SW Pocket AM/FM/SW Radio Instruction Manual 230.25 KB 33 seconds @ 56KBps
Audio Instructions

Audio tutorial of the CC SW Pocket AM/FM/SW Radio by Tim Hendel
(Tim is blind and records many of our audio tutorials for our products)

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