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.
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.
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Review of the C. Crane CC Skywave Radio by Jay Allen of RADIOJAYALLEN.COM
January, 22 2019
Overall its a 4 out of 5 stars
Great little high-quality old school company with fast answers to Your questions, fast shipping, great user manuals, boxing, and top tier products
MAJOR CON No night-light -backlight buttons ! You can't 'see' anything at night to navigate to change stations. This is a huge problem for me as I am a bedtime overnight listener so when I want to change a station preset I have to 'brail' feel and actually fumble as a blind person would do . The station preset buttons have a flat feeling in the dark so You have to start with 1 n the upper left-hand corner and then feel - count over and down to whatever station preset you want to change to.......Note once You touch - tune to another station the LCD screen jumps alive with a bright orange light that temporarily blinds You at a minimum it is very disturbing to Yor night eyes as it is a way to bright and still does nothing to help with the manual statin preset buttons. You can't adjust, can't turn down and can't turn off the LCD light. Minor con's Its tiny radio smaller than You may imagine, that's ok except it is all very lightweight and so it is
November, 13 2018
picks up stations might fine
excellent sounding too
White Plains, NY
July, 25 2018
Volume adjusting wheel is going and was not great to start. Headphone speaker wire has insufficient gauge/thickness of plastic coating
Pretty good reception. Outside speaker is adequate. Ease of use. Built in battery charger.
Not durable. Speaker wire is insufficiently insulated. Volume control is very poor. On my third set of headphones as they fray. I use it every single night so it gets 8 -10 hrs use per day.
At night. Talk shows or ball games. Don't expect to get distant stations like the larger models bring in but sound quality with headphones is very good.
May, 13 2018
This is the small radio I have been looking for. Great reception and sound. Has all the bands I want. Perfect size for my emergency backpack. Big improvement over what I previously had.
Reception, sound, size, portability
April, 26 2018
Great radio. great sound, great reception but.....I've had to purchase three over the past 5 years; the 1st one the station dial knob broke and free spins so I couldn't select stations. The second, the screen blaked out so I couldn't read the station number or any other info. Servicing was not a ailable so I purchased my third and last radio after being offered a slight 10 percent discount only because I really like this radio when it works. Rither I just had bad luck getting some lemons off the production line or these radios have certain components that self destruct within a year or two. But when it works, it's great!
Great sound, reception, and features. Nicely compact too.
Components seem to break down within a year or two; I've had to order 3 in 5 years. If this 3rd one only lasts a couple years it will be my last unfortunately.
Every day use, nicely transportable.
June, 10 2017
Best little radio I've owned. Wish it came with rechargeable battery.
Ultra small big clear sound.,Carry case,works anyware,Work by airport scans AT great.
So small sometime's I overlook it,Back light not uniform across screen but ok.
anytime,boatiing,picnic,you name it.
April, 10 2017
I was very happy with this purchase-we have 3 and all seem durable.
ease,battery life,size durability,battery number
Cost,you get what you pay for I guess!
anywhere in house outdoors at hot tub if not raining
March, 3 2017
I enjoy scanning through the AM/FM/SW/ATC frequencies from time to time and saving them for later listening pleasure.
It is small,filled with all kids of electronic surprises and the sound is exceptional. I listen to BBC on PBS every night and sometimes wake up and turn it off.
I just can't think of any.
Fun and play.
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, speaker usage, and volume)|
|Run Time (on batteries)||
± 70 hours (earbuds)
± 60 Hours (built-in speaker)
1/8" Stereo Earphone Jack
|Speaker||1.5", 8 Ohm, 0.5W|
AM 520 - 1710 kHz (10 kHz Steps)
AM 522 - 1620 kHz (9 kHz Steps - International)
FM 87.5 - 108 MHz (Regular Mode)
FM 76 - 108 MHz (When 9kHz is selected)
Shortwave 2300 - 26100 kHz
Aviation 118 - 137 MHz
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|
|Sleep Timer||15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 Minutes|
|Clock||12/24 Hour Format|
|Dimensions||4.8" W x 3" H x 1" D|
|Weight||5.5 Ozs. Without Batteries|
|Warranty||1 Year Limited Warranty|
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.