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What is Airband (Aviation Band) on a Radio?

This has become a popular question with our new CC Skywave™. According to Wikipedia, Airband, also referred to as Aircraft or Aviation band, is a group of frequencies in the VHF radio spectrum that are allocated to civil aviation radio communications. VHF is a short range, line of site transmission. Our radio covers 118 – 137MHz […]

Best AM Reception Tips

Summer time in all its fabulousness leaves much to be desired when it comes to AM Reception. We’ve put together the best tips we’ve found for improving AM Reception and reducing interference, especially reception on portable radios. First, if you’re having trouble receiving your favorite talk radio program – determine if you get the signal at […]

The Importance of Radio When the Weather Turns

As we were all sitting around at lunch chatting, listening to the scanners go off and occasionally tuning into the weather channel on a radio, we realized again how important radio is. Facebook is great for seeing the pictures, but the scanner told us ahead of time which roads to avoid today because they were […]