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May 25, 2012

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Scooby214

R20 batteries are D cell batteries. This radio could be promising. I wonder how the radio fares in sensitivity and selectivity. I've had some hits and some misses with cheaper modern Sony radios.

Angelo

The price is right. The "D" cells are VERY promising. If the radio holds its own, we have a winner.

Frank

Specifications
Frequency range
FM: 87.5 MHz - 108 MHz
AM: 530 kHz - 1 605 kHz
Speaker
Approx. 9.2 cm dia.
Power output
300 mW (max.)
Output
v jack (minijack) Power requirements
3 V DC, two R20 (size D) batteries
Dimensions
Approx. 204 × 131.5 × 73.2 mm (8 × 5 3/16 × 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)

Battery life
Using Sony batteries R20 (size D): FM: Approx. 200 hours
AM: Approx. 220 hours

Paul

Small ferrite bar. Does not cover up to 1700 kHz. Pass.

vimal oberoi

As per
http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/sony_icf_18icf1.html
Year:1997

Mitch

That is definitely one of the old models. Sony, however, lists a new model of ICF-18 on their site, listing at $29.99 and powered by 2 AA batteries. For a photo and specs, see this page:
http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666439857#features

Mitch

Let me add that the features of the new model include stereo speakers and an mp3 input.

Drive-In-Freak

1605KC? I guess you could always tune it up to expand coverage into the x-band, but I'm thinking that it's probably not worth the hassle.

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