Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dave Zantow (N9EWO) who writes:
I see that CCrane Witness USB AC Adapter is on sale for $9.95 right now.
This analog regulated supply (as reviewed on my web page) works very well with other 5 volt mini-USB powered sets for MW/SW RADIO use (not just for charging) as it’s NOT a switching type supply or contains any switching type regulator, so no switching supply RF noise.
See the bottom of either one of these 2 web pages for my comments (if you have not already).
Many thanks for the tip, Dave! At this price, I think I may pull the trigger.
If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a C.Crane radio, today may be a good time to pull the trigger. C.Crane is offering 10% off sitewide with the promo code CYBER10.
SWLing Post reader, Ed, writes:
“It looks like the new SW/AM/FM/Air Skywave radio from C.Crane will be delayed according to their website. The new date for release will be October 31st. But, you can reserve yours now to avoid the rush that is sure to come.”
I hope to review this radio shortly after its release. Click here to view the CC Skywave on C.Crane’s website.
Update: Click here to read a full review of the CC Skywave.
The CC Skywave is the latest shortwave portable from the manufacturer and retailer, C. Crane. While this radio’s form factor looks a lot like the CCRadio-SWP, you can tell, based on features, that this is a complete re-design internally. Indeed, the Skywave sports an NOAA weather radio–and an aviation band–as well as AM/FM and shortwave.
Here are the features C. Crane lists for the CC Skywave:
- AM, FM, Weather plus Alert, Shortwave (2.3-26.1 MHz) and Air Aviation Band
- Direct Entry of a Frequency plus Auto Scan and Store
- Lighted LCD Display
- Selectable Fast or Fine Tuning on all Bands Except Weather
- 400 Memory Presets
- Runs on (2) AA Alkaline batteries (not included)
- (Optional) CC Skywave Power Adapter w/ Mini USB Plug Required for Charging NiMH Batteries.
- Stereo Headphone Jack and Fold-Out Back Stand
- Clock with 12/24 hour format, Alarm
- Rotary Volume Knob
- High Quality CC Buds Earphones and radio Carry Case included
- One Year Limited Warranty
- Dimensions: 4.75″ W x 3″ H x 1.1″ D
- Weight: approximately 5.5 ounces without batteries
- Click here to download the user manual (PDF)
The Skywave is now available to order on the C. Crane website. Since availability is scheduled for July 14, 2014, ordering online is a means of reserving your unit. I would expect C. Crane to ship on time; this is a retailer with a good track record.
I do hope to review the Skywave in the coming weeks. Update: Click here to read a full review of the CC Skywave.