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#1 FAW3



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Posted 21 March 2022 - 12:14 AM

Over the years I've always liked to bring along a portable AM/FM radio on my travels. With our current FWC Hawk it's nice to have along a radio for the quite nights, and to get weather updates.  I also like listening to the shortwave & air traffic control bands.  I also want to be able to monitor NOAA and get NOAA alerts.
My old portable AM/FM/NOAA radio gave up the ghost a few months ago and I replaced it with a much more capable and modern radio. After checking some reviews I grabbed a C. Crane Skywave radio, Model SKWV.  I have really enjoyed having this new radio along on my trips.  

The radio comes in at about $80. Uses 2 AA batteries. It offers precise digital tuning, a stereo earphone plug & earplug buds, a decent speaker, has station presets and comes with a simple protective case. Frequency offsets allow worldwide use. The radio lets you listen to AM, FM, Shortwave, NOAA Weather and the VHF air service band. The small size fits both use in the camper and it's small and light enough to carry in a day pack.  The speaker works fine for filling a small tent or camper with decent entertainment sound.

If the concept of having a good portable radio grabs you but you want something bigger, smaller or other features check for offerings from what I've found to be the big makers of this class of radio: C.Crane, Tecsun or Sangean. They all have excellent offerings.

This is the review link for my radio (Note: The YT reviewer has many reviews on radios which helped me greatly on my selection):  C.Crane CC Skywave AM FM SW WX AIR Emergency Portable Radio Review! - YouTube




Edited by FAW3, 22 March 2022 - 11:24 AM.

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Posted 21 March 2022 - 11:50 PM

You can listen to most of that on a typical mobile ham radio also.

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