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
|What Is An Orphan?|
May, 21 2019
Right off, I wanted to love this radio! I was super excited when it arrived and I departed on a cross country trip soon after. I also purchased the AC adapter and hard shell case right away. While sitting in an airplane on the tarmac at OHare, I wanted to listen to the air traffic chatter but the radio scrolled all the way thru the band, never hitting on anything! With or without the whip So disappointing! Was never able to pick up anything on the SW band either.
Materials and build quality
Reception on air or SW bands
AM/FM I guess, but you can have that with a $15 radio from elsewhere
March, 20 2019
This radio has great Shortwave and Airband reception and sound quality. I also like the fact that it uses a minamum amount of batteries. Easy direct entry of a frequency. My favorit frequencies to listen to are the 75 meter Amature AM stations around 3875/85 KHZ. Well worth the money!
Good reception and sound quality.
Telescopic antenna could break.
Indoor, outdoor or on vacation.
September, 30 2018
Had for a year now and still living it.Great reception and outstanding battery life.
Affordable and quality as receiver.
Could use an antenna port.
Camping, outdoor activities, travel.
June, 14 2018
i bought this radio to use when the electricity is out, for when i'm working outside or even when the car club goes to a drive-in movie. No more speakers at the movie.
clear crisp sound. appears that the stations are easily picked up.
small buttons on face
when outside, when electricity is out.
June, 1 2018
What an awesome radio the Skywave is! It has amazing quality for being small and light-weight! Works very well for everything I want to do.
Easy to understand instruction manual. Amazing quality reception for local am/fm stations.
Haven't found any.
A very small and portable radio you can take with you anywhere!
October, 20 2017
very good small radio
October, 20 2017
Working very well
very good value
September, 27 2017
Basically a good radio, but the antennae s just break so easily...gave up replacing them
programming and range
FM and some SW pick up
June, 23 2017
Generally happy with the radio.
small with good sound.
picks up interference from bluetooth devices.
Good all around radio. Good trail radio.
May, 7 2017
Would not hesitate to order this product and dealing with Crane was as simple as it gets.
I don't know why someone would buy new if an orpharn is available. If I didn't know better I would think it was new. My wife and I bought this for my father-in-law for his 91st birthday. He had been talking about wanting a short wave radio. This one fit the bill. He says it sounds great,likes the ear plugs and enjoys also listening to the pilots.
Their is only one negative,and that is really not a knock on the rafio itself. It is a bit small for someone getting older whose hands don't quite work the as well as they used to.
San Antonio, Texas
November, 5 2016
I've been a C Crane customer for many years and have purchased many units of varying sizes and applications. All perform wonderfully even after decades of use. Sometimes paying a little more is worth it!
A perfect on-the-go radio that produces excellent reception. I find using Sony earplugs produces a sound similar to a big expensive unit. Maybe a bit pricey but the CCrane brand tells you with care it will give you service for many
It's small and the speaker is small so using ear plugs works wonderfully.
On the move,traveling or other applications where you can hear radio.
July, 26 2016
Look to Crain for guidance
super quality knowledgable staff.,So glad to meet y'all.
too much info! but I'll work on that
|What's in the Box|
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)
(times are approximate)
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.