CC Skywave SSB AM, FM, Shortwave, Weather, VHF Aviation and SSB Bands Portable Travel Radio


C. Crane


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With AM, FM, Shortwave, Weather + Alert, Scannable VHF Aviation Band and Single Side Band
The Swiss Army Knife Of Portable Radios

One of the smallest multiband radios with SSB, the new Skywave-SSB has everything the original Skywave has. But we continue to have a select group of radio enthusiasts who want more... "The CC Skywave has shortwave but it would be perfect if it had Single Side Band". The entirely new circuit also allowed us to improve the audio and reception slightly while keeping the button layout as intuitive as possible.

You can now listen to FEMA, long range aviation, ships at sea (think coast guard), space, even transmissions and other worldwide communication when nothing else is available. Single Side Band in not available on your smartphone which makes it the ultimate off the grid format.

Included is a CC Shortwave Reel Antenna, a pair of our original CC Buds, and a faux leather carry case.

A Quick Way to Start Listening to Single Sideband

Single Sideband (SSB) Frequency Lists

General Features:
  • AM, FM, NOAA Weather band plus Alert, Shortwave (1711-29.999MHz) with SSB, VHF 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
  • 10 Aviation Memories can be scanned for activity
  • 1, 9, and 10kHz tuning
  • (Optional) CC Skywave AC power adapter w/ mini USB plug required for charging NiMH batteries.
  • Runs on (2) AA Alkaline batteries (not included)
  • Run Time (on batteries):
    ± 70 hours (earbuds)
    ± 60 Hours (built-in speaker)
    (times are approximate)
  • Stereo headphone jack and fold-out back stand
  • Clock with 12/24 hour format, Alarm
  • Rotary volume knob
  • High quality CC Buds Earphones, radio carry case and CC SW Reel Antenna included
  • One Year Limited Warranty
Weight: 6.0 oz. (without batteries). size: 4.75" W x 3" H x 1.1" D

Review of the C. Crane CC Skywave SSB Radio by Jay Allen of RADIOJAYALLEN.COM

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Instructions (MP3) Audio tutorial of the CC Skywave SSB Radio by Tim Hendel
(right-click to save file)
33 MB

How do I do a complete factory reset?

With the power off, press and hold memory buttons #4 and #6 until the radio beeps four times, the display flashes and three final beeps are heard.

Can the firmware version of my CC Skywave SSB be updated?


How do I find what firmware version of the CC Skywave SSB that I have?

Press and hold the Preset #1 button down for 3 seconds with radio turned OFF.

Why is my CC Skywave SSB not charging my rechargeable batteries when it is plugged into AC power?

To activate the charging circuit the radio must be powered off. Then press and release the Charge/Bandwidth button to place it into charging mode.

I am trying to tune my CC Skywave SSB using the Tuning Knob or the Up/Down buttons on the AM band, but it is not showing my radio station's frequency. What am I doing wrong?

The radio maybe set to 9 kHz tuning steps instead of 10 kHz tuning steps. To change this, turn the radio off, then press and hold the button preset #0 (9/10kHz) down for 3 seconds or until the display shows the number 10. Turn the radio on and select the AM band. Try tuning the radio using the tuning knob or the Up/Down buttons.

Can the CC Skywave SSB operate on AC power?

Yes if you purchase the optional AC Adapter (sold separately). Using a Mini USB to USB wall charger can create noise on AM.

I noticed my display light is blinking on and off. Why is this happening?

If the NOAA Weather Alert function was accidentally or intentionally activated, this will cause the display light to intermittently flash. If you would like to disable this function, press and hold down the Alert button for 5 seconds.

Does the CC Skywave SSB Radio include a beat frequency oscillator (BFO) that can be adjusted?

Our CC Skywave SSB Radio (SSB) offers Single Side Band. This new feature allows users to listen to Morse code over the shortwave frequencies. BFO is not needed with the CC Skywave SSB. One of our users that owns our CC Skywave SSB Radio stated the following:

"One advantage the Skywave SSB has is that a narrow bandwidth down to 500Hz can be used to improve readability in poor conditions. Very few other radios in this class can do this. The SSB can also copy CW (Morse code) and digital modes such as RTTY, PSK31, FT8, and even slow scan TV!"

Why does my radio shut off after just a few seconds?

Low batteries can cause this situation. Replace the batteries with a new set.

Why am I unable to set the clock or alarm when the radio is OFF?

Weather Alert may be activated and it is interfering with setting the clock or alarm time. Turn the Weather Alert OFF by pressing the AM/FM/Alert button for 2 seconds. Make sure the radio is powered OFF when trying to set the clock or alarm.

How long does the alarm sound when using the buzzer or music?

Buzzer = 5 minutes

Music = 1 hour

What's in the Box
  • CC SkyWave SSB
  • CC Buds Earphones
  • CC SW Reel Antenna
  • CC SkyWave SSB Carry Case
  • Instruction Manual
  • One Year Limited Warranty
General Specifications
Input Power 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)
Audio Output 0.5 Watts
1/8" Stereo Earphone Jack
Speaker 1.5", 8Ω, 0.5W
Frequency Coverage 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 1711 - 29999 kHz
Aviation 118 - 137 MHz
Weather Band: 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 Antenna Internal Ferrite Bar - 5.5mm High x 7.65mm Wide x 70mm (2.75")Long
FM, Weather, Shortwave and Aviation Antenna 21.5" Whip Antenna
Presets 400 Total
Lock Switch Yes
Sleep Timer 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 Minutes
Alarm Yes
Clock 12/24 Hour Format
Display Lighted LCD
Dimensions 4.8" W x 3" H x 1" D
Weight 6 Ozs. Without Batteries
Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty
Included Accessories CC Earbuds
SkyWave SSB Carry Case
CC SW Reel Antenna
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
The CC Skywave SSB opens up a marvelous new world of radio when you're traveling.
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