First Look: Monitoring Times Takes a Look at the Latest Tech. CCRadio-SW AM/FM/Shortwave Portable Radio by Larry Van Horn N5FPW. Originally published September 2013 in the Monitoring Times Magazine. Reprinted by permission.
The CCRadio-SW AM/FM/Shortwave Radio is a powerhouse, portable radio from C. Crane. Thanks to the built-in Twin Coil Ferrite® AM Antenna, this masterful radio has AM reception in the same class as the legendary CCRadios. It also delivers outstanding FM, and – here's the big news – Shortwave! This radio offers the best combination of sensitivity, selectivity and audio performance for any radio of this size. Shortwave is excellent right off the whip antenna. The five-inch speaker is accurate, pleasant and reproduces deeper bass than any portable of similar size.
The CCRadio-SW comes with a large, easy-to-read LCD display and all the adjustments necessary for excellent performance under various conditions. C. Crane provides a clear, straightforward manual to get you started. Here are some of its outstanding features: RF Gain Control, Bandwidth Control, Bass and Treble Controls, Fast and Slow Tuning, 50 Memories, Lighted Buttons, Clock Radio with Snooze Alarm, Stereo Line Output and Headphone Jack, IF Output for Input to Computer. Runs on 4 "D" size batteries or 4 backup "AA" batteries (not included). Built-in charging circuit will recharge optional NiMh batteries right inside the radio-saving you both time and money. AC Adapter and antenna connectors included. One-year limited warranty.
Weight: 4.2 lbs. Size: 11.25" W x 7.25" H (9" H with handle) x 3.5" D.
December, 20 2017
Didn't expect a perfect radio. First thing I noticed was the battery status didn't work and the charger, same. Next the tuner malfunctioned. Have not used since, several years now. No hope to repair, a shop told me.
Of no use now but a dust collector.
March, 22 2011
AC Adapter: 9V DC 500mA tip negative
Batteries: (4) AA or D size (not included)
|Audio Output||2.5 Watt|
|Speaker||5", 8 ohm, 5W|
AM 520 - 1710 kHz (10KHz Steps)
AM 522 - 1620 kHz (9KHz Steps - International)
FM 87.0 - 108.0 MHz
SW1 1711 - 10010 kHz
SW2 9990 - 20010 kHz
SW3 19990 - 29999 kHz
|Rotary Tuning Knob Resolution||
AM - 1 kHz, 9 kHz or 10 kHz
FM - 10 kHz or 100 kHz
SW - 1 kHz or 5 kHz
|AM Tuning||10 kHz or 9 kHz steps|
|FM Tuning||100 kHz steps|
|SW Tuning||5 kHz steps|
|AM Antenna||Internal Ferrite Bar - 10mm x 160mm (6.3") long with Twin Coil Ferrite® technology|
|FM, SW Antenna||Telescopic whip antenna|
|AM Dual Conversion||55.845 MHz 1st IF; 455 kHz 2nd IF|
|AM IF Output||For input into a computer for decoding DRM, SSTV, SSB, CW and more.|
|AM Sensitivity||0.2 mV/m|
|FM Sensitivity||> 5 uV|
|SW Sensitivity||> 20 uV|
|Selectivity (Wide)||Wide > 40 db (100x)|
|Selectivity (Narrow)||> 60 db (1000x)|
|External Antenna Terminals||
AM Spring loaded wire terminals
FM/SW PAL Connector
|FM Stereo/Mono Switch||Yes|
|Earphone Jack||1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo 32 ohm|
|Line Out Jack||Dual RCA|
|Presets||50 Total (10 per band)|
|Sleep Timer||1-90 minutes|
|Clock||12/24 Hour Modes|
|Dimensions||11.25" W x 7.25" H (9" H with handle) x 3.5" D|
|Warranty||1 Year Limited Warranty|
(2) PAL Connectors
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.