Sony ICF-18 User's manual

Sony ICF-18 User's manual
3-860-966-21 (1)
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
Before You Begin
Thank you for choosing the Sony FM/AM
Radio ! The FM/AM Radio will give you many
hours of reliable service and listening pleasure.
Before operating the Radio, please read these
instructions thoroughly and retain them for future
reference.
FM/AM Radio
Features
• High power output radio.
• Long battery life with two R20 batteries.
• Easy to carry with the supplied carrying strap.
Operating Instructions
Specifications
Frequency range
FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
AM: 530 - 1605 kHz
Speaker
Approx. 9.2 cm dia.
Power output
300 mW (max.)
Output
@ jack (minijack)
Power requirements
3 V DC, two size D (R20) batteries
Dimensions
Approx. 204 × 131.5 × 73.2 mm
(8 x 5 3/16 x 2 7/8 in.) (w/h/d)
incl. projecting parts and controls
Mass
Approx. 694 g (1lb 8 oz) incl. batteries
Accessory supplied
Carrying strap (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Precautions
• Do not open the unit. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
• Operate the unit only on 3 V DC with two size D
(R20) batteries.
• Avoid exposure to temperature extremes, direct
sunlight, moisture, sand, dust, or mechanical
shock.
Never leave in a car parked in the sun.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit,
remove the batteries, and have the unit checked
by qualified personnel before operating it any
further.
• Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker,
keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding
or spring-wound watches away from the unit to
prevent possible damage from the magnet.
• To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened
with a mild detergent solution. Never use
abrasive cleaners or chemical solvents, as they
may mar the casing.
• In vehicles or in buildings, radio reception may
be difficult or noisy. Try listening near a window.
If you have any questions or problem
concerning your unit , please consult the
nearest Sony dealer.
ICF-18
Sony Corporation  1997
Printed in China
WARRANTY
Telescopic antenna
Installing the
Batteries (see fig. A )
TUNING
1
2
FM
AM
OFF
3
Open the lid of the battery case at the rear
of the radio.
Insert the batteries (not supplied) with
correct poliarity.
Close the lid.
Battery life
VOLUME
Using Sony batteries size D (R20):
FM: Approx. 200 hours
AM: Approx. 220 hours
Replacing the batteries
MIN
When the sound becomes weak or distorted,
replace all the batteries with new ones.
MAX
Notes on batteries
• Do not charge the dry batteries.
• Do not carry the batteries with coins or other
metallic objects. It can generate heat if the
positive and negative terminals of the batteries
are accidentally contacted by a metallic object.
• When you are not going to use the unit for a long
time, remove the batteries to avoid damage from
battery leakage and corrosion.
Playing the Radio
1
A
Set FM/AM/OFF to FM or AM.
FM
AM
OFF
Rear
Size D (R20) x 2
2
Tune in a station using TUNING.
TUNING
3
Adjust the volume using VOLUME.
VOLUME
MIN
MAX
• To turn off the radio, set FM/AM/OFF to OFF.
• To improve radio reception
FM: Extend the telescopic
antenna and adjust the
length and the angle for
best reception.
AM: Rotate the unit
horizontally for
optimum reception.
A ferrite bar is built
in the unit.
• For private listening, connect an earphone (not
supplied) to the @ jack.
• When an earphone is connected to the @ jack, the
sound will not emit through the speaker.
Attaching the
Supplied Carrying
Strap
When you carry the unit, use the supplied carrying
strap.
Pass the strap under the bar on each side of
the radio.
Pass the strap through the buckle.
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