If you listen to AM radio stations at night that are just impossible to pick up during the day, chances are you’re benefiting from sky-wave propagation. Propagation is just the technical word for how radio signals travel through the air. Sky-wave propagation is the specific name given to radio waves that travel through the sky. Sky-wave propagation takes place between sunset and sunrise. It’s the flip side to the ground wave propagation used to transmit during the day. Continue Reading
C. Crane started in 1983 selling AM antennas. After starting to gain momentum selling mostly antennas and radio accessories, we received our first real technological challenge when customers starting asking for recommendations on the best radio. It was pretty easy to select the Sangean 803A as the first radio we offered to our customers. Tuning was precise and voice audio was sharper and more legible than most other radios on the market. With the Select-A-Tenna that we sold, it turned into one of the best radios made for reception. It was a little complex to use as a regular daily radio but it met many customer’s needs. We also carried the GE Super Radio which was much easier to use but lacked some of the functionality customer’s wanted and supply was erratic. It seemed that there wasn’t a good blend of features, performance and ease of use. Continue Reading
From all of us at C.Crane, we wish you and your families a fun, safe and
enjoyable Independence Day!
While I’m sure those wild socks and ties get the biggest eyes upon opening them, we know at C.Crane you can’t go wrong with the one pastime most Dads enjoy: Listening to the Radio. The creative minds at C. Crane have created a radio for all enthusiasts whether they prefer a basic, simple radio to one that has it all, we’ve lined up some “Dad Approved Gifts”. If you are looking for special Father’s Day gifts, look no further! Continue Reading
Decades of Radio Hosts have brought us together to share stories to make us laugh, ponder life, share sports stats or simply to entertain the mind through listening to music. In 1988, the National Radio Hall of Fame (NRHOF), a United States organization that was created by the Emerson Radio Corporation started spotlighting the Greats who captivated our ears throughout time. Continue Reading
Millions of Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and Caribbean residents had an old friend help them get through the toughest days of a dangerous 2017 hurricane season: AM/FM radio. Many didn’t have a radio of their own, but instead would gather around a business with one or in someone’s car. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, every day at 3pm, the Governor would share over the radio what resources would be distributed, if any, as well as any new updates with the storms. Continue Reading
Are you READY?! Father’s Day is just around the corner and everyone at C. Crane is excited to share some our favorite picks for the Gentlemen in your life who are Dads!
For even the savviest shoppers, one may run into the moment when we are left wondering “What would be an amazing gift for my Dad that he will enjoy and use?” That’s where we come in to help you make the best choice possible. What’s better than a gift from C. Crane?! Continue Reading
Whether you are a new listener to radio or an avid long-term fan, our radios please all audiences. Need a radio to master the outdoors while you are out Gardening, Hunting, Fishing, enjoying a cup of tea overlooking a beautiful sunset or just taking a Nature walk? C.Crane has been working hard at the drawing board for over 30 years now and it’s all because of YOU! When our customers suggest to tweak something or add another component, we listen and produce exactly what you were looking for each and every time! Continue Reading