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A Quick Way to Start Listening to SSB

Single Sideband is a comparatively unknown, interesting and important radio format that takes a special radio for listening and a little time to learn. If we start an hour after sunset, on a weekend, it is easier to pick up your first station. Attach and stretch out your portable shortwave antenna to the CC Skywave […]

National Grandparents Day: Do Something Grand

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation that established the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. Since beginning a campaign in 1970 to set aside one special day recognizing grandparents, Marian McQuade spearheaded the movement that focuses on three main goals: To honor grandparents To give grandparents an opportunity to show […]

What is Shortwave?

Shortwave radio is a radio transmission using shortwave frequencies, generally 1.6–30 MHz (187.4–10.0 m), just above the medium wave AM broadcast band. Many of SW’s properties are similar to AM like the ability for the signal to travel long distances. Since the early 1900’s, there have been significant advances in radio. One of the biggest advances that has […]

Insider Insights on the CC Skywave

When traveling I find radio infinitely more satisfying than watching hotel room TV. Hotel radios rarely work at all on AM and figuring out how to run them could be entertaining but I am usually much too tired to find humor in it. Placing the Skywave near or on a window sill always produces acceptable results. […]

C. Crane’s 30 Year Anniversary- 30 Days of Giveaways, Winner!

Thank you all for participating in our C. Crane 30 Year Anniversary- 30 Days of Giveaways Blog! We had a huge amount of response and the comments that were left were very nice to read. Congratulations to yesterday’s winner Kathy Spacone who won the final prize of the $200 C. Crane Gift Certificate! WAHOOO!!!! Please […]

C. Crane’s 30 Year Anniversary- 30 Days of Giveaways, Day 22!

Congratulations to yesterday’s winners Keena Reed for winning the CC Gozo AM/FM Radio with Hi-Fidelity Audio, Robert Jackson for winning the GeoBulb®-II LED Light Bulb (Warm White) and J. Warren for winning the GeoBulb®-II LED Light Bulb True Color. Today’s Blog Topic is: In honor of National Punctuation Day, what is your favorite punctuation mark? […]

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