The CC Shortwave Reel Antenna is a convenient and inexpensive way to improve the reception of any shortwave radio. Just attach the end clip to the telescoping antenna of your radio and extend the antenna up the wall or to a window. Winds up into a sturdy case for portability.
Size: 4" W x 2.9" H x 0.8" D.
August, 31 2017
Would not buy again at any price over $1.
The third time I wound it up it got so tangled I had to take it apart to use it again. Within 10 uses the ends came off as if they had been glued on with spit. I did better with 20ga speaker wire.
April, 2 2017
Increases SW reception. Some stations I can't hear without it.
23' long reel antenna unrolled and re-rolls easily,Increases SW reception. Some stations I can't hear without it.
Unroll it completely & hang it near a window or windows for best reception.
March, 8 2017
It was my experience that this devise was absolutely worthless! Radio reception was ONLY improved by directive re-positioning with NO added improvement in signal via attachment of the Reel Antenna.
Reel retrieval and storage of wire antenna
Adds nothing to reception of radio signal strenghth
Oklahoma city, OK
September, 15 2015
I like this antenna. Good work C.Crane. Worth the money.
Good frequency response. Optimal lowest frequency at a quarter wave length is 10mhz (234 divide by 10 is 23.4ft) The inline capacitor sort of lowers its frequency response. I was able to hear hams on the 40 meter ham band (7000khz-7300khz). It does really well on 20 meter ham band (14000khz-14350khz). AM broadcast is not a issue as they run 10Kw to 150kw. Much stronger than ham radio(1.5kw max p.e.p) It can receive weak signals well.
Wire could be thicker. 1 gauge thicker. Antenna clip could be tiighter.
Indoor use or dry weather outdoors.
June, 14 2015
would definitely buy again
Feels better built then some I have bought elsewhere and loved that it actually came with a registration card I believe
Only has the clip on unlike my other cheaper made one that has clip on and plug in jack
great for hanging in a tree away from electrical interference
December, 2 2014
I have had one of these antennas for 20 years. Its an excellent pocket carry antenna. If you need improved reception, just clip it on to the antenna rod. Its a durable antenna and with minimal care it lasts. If you like shortwave, nothing beats a portable longer wire when on the go. 73
February, 1 2012
This is an excellent product.