The Skywave SSB is tiny and a little overpriced IMHO. Take a look at the Tecsun PL-660. Great results for portable ham radio monitoring while traveling at a great price. here is the link PL-660Any comments on the C.Crane CC Skywave SSB AM, FM, Shortwave, Weather, VHF, Avation and SSB Bands portable travel radio?
I like to listen to Amature Radio.
What other SW portables you have.If it has SSB, it will receive amateur radio transmissions. You may need a longer antenna than just the whip -- like 10-15 ft of wire clipped to the whip antenna to receive hams.
I don't have a Skywave, but I have other small SW portables and a little extra wire helps in receiving hams.
Get a lot more accessories then the Skywave. Where is Anon-co?