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Sony Air-8

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Handheld HF/VHF Scanner / receiver

The Sony ICF-AIR8 was designed with the aviation enthusiast in mind. This compact receiver receives longwave from 150-529 kHz, AM band from 530-1600 kHz, shortwave from 160-2194 kHz, FM from 76-108 MHz, VHF Public Service from 144-174 MHz and VHF airband from 108-136 MHz. (Note the very limited shortwave coverage on this receiver). Audio output is 400 mW fed into a 7 x 3.5cm speaker. The top of the radio has a jack for earphones. Multiple types of scanning are supported: memory, program, up/down, manual and priority. There is a 9/10 kHz MW step switch in the battery compartment.

Specifications
Type
Handheld Amateur HF/VHF Scanner / receiver 
Frequency range RX
150-2194 kHz / 76-136 / 144-174 MHz 
TX
Frequency stability
Tuning steps
Filters
Receiver
Modulations
AM / FM / W-FM 
Sensitivity
Selectivity
Receiver system
IF-frequencies
Image rejection
Audio output
400 mW 
Transmitter
Modulations
RF-output
Connections
Antenna
BNC + Ingebouwde ferrietstaaf 
Impedance
50 Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
6V DC (4 × LR6/AA or external adapter) 
Current drain RX
TX
Physical
Dimensions (w×h×d)
90 × 179 × 50 mm (3.54 × 7.05 × 1.97 in)  
Weight
590 gr (1.3 lbs)  
Form factor
Handheld 
Manufactured
Between 198x and 198x in Japan 
Other features
Memories
40 channels in 1 banks  
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators 
Manufacturer
Sony 
Model
Air-8
Features
 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
None available  
 
 
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