C. Crane CC Skywave SSB AM

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One of the smallest multiband radios with SSB. Full Range AM, FM, NOAA Weather band plus Alert, Shortwave (1711-29999kHz) with Single Side Band and VHF Aviation (Airband). Single Side Band is an efficient and reliable way to get long range information when Internet, phone or satellite is not available. Single Side Band in not available on your smartphone which makes it the ultimate off the grid backup communication system.

Top Positive Review

I usually don’t buy extended warranties, except on my car if I buy it new. On most of todays items by the time we usually have an issue the warranty expired or we moved in the case of the last extended warranty I bought on kitchen appliances. Normally if you buy standard items, they are so cheap, by the time they break it’s cheaper to buy it again. I usually look at it in terms of how long is the manufacturer warranty and lets say its three years, in three years do I want to risk $25-$30 for a item that cost me $150. $50 a year isn’t that bad if the item broke within 3 years, ever year after it keeps working I’m winning and I saved $25-$30. In this case though I bought the item to replace a aging CD Player our church uses for services. Since I was the one to recommend it, and several members agreed it seem to be the better of the choices we were looking at, I decided to purchase the warranty on my own so if something does happen in the next three year I can call Asurion and get either the money refunded or a new unit. I’ve do use Asurion for my cell phone, never had a issue with their service, in fact last time I had to do a warranty issue they even said since I have not had a claim in 5+ years (cell phone insurance billed monthly) they waived the deductible for me and even told me to throw away the old phone, so that scored me some memory and a battery! So I guess what I am saying, not all extended warranties are bad, this was affordable, the church is paying for the CD player, so I only had to put out the warranty cost for my peace of mind. Just consider what you are buying, how long the manufacture covers it, and if you want to purchase it go right ahead, I will say there have been times I needed it and it helped, and other times I never used the warranty. The one suggestion I do want to give everyone, they only send you a email confirmation that has the product name, purchase date and a warranty code. You don’t get a certificate or PDF which wish they did. Amazon does a great job of archiving, but do yourself a favor, print the email out and tuck it away somewhere safe. Online email addresses sometimes purge, or lose data, and sometimes even Asurion or Amazon could lose the data. Even in 2019 we still need to use a sheet of paper.

Top Critical Review

After going through the whole process, which entails entering your order number, product information, which they already know because it’s in the email they sent you, serial number, DOP, and a whole ton of other information, you get an error… and a choice to chat but of course the chat is only available until 10:30pm. So I tried a different browser and not it’s asking me for the price I paid for the item but when I enter it in, it says it’s incorrect…. more errors. The thing is, they know ALL of this information already and if you don’t have it, it gives them reason to deny your claim. I’ll be sure to contact them via phone or chat tomorrow.

Customer Questions & Answers

Can this radio be tuned to 87.75mhz FM? (please see “channel 6 radio stations in the United States”)

Yes, I am able to dial-in 87.75 — that’s “dial in”, not punch in. Punching in the numbers (afer pressing the Freq button) only allows 87.7, but turning the physical tuning dial allows it to be tweaked by .01 increments, thus able to dial in 87.75. Now, the Channel 6 is not available in my area (Santa Fe, NM), so all??

What is in the box?
Answer: Bob is correct. That is all that came in the box. It was advertised as no power supply. You can use batteries and it also will use a mini USB like a cell phone. We like ours.

It??s not advertised as such,does this radio cover 144-148 mhz, ie the 2 meter ham band (which is near ??vhf aviation??)?
Answer: No it doesn’t receive the 2 meter band.

Is this radio with the ssb worth the price of almost twice the price of the cc skywave without the ssb ? seems like a stretch, no? thanks.
Answer: This radio is sold at a higher cost and features Single-Side Band. If Single-Side Band is not of your interest, we still offer the original CC Skywave.

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