In August 1993 Sony started shipping a new short-wave portable receiver for the budget end of the market. Sony says the SW-30 is the smaller brother of the ICF-SW33... in fact though it is much better value. The radio is a pocket size format covering medium wave, FM stereo from 76 to 108 MHz and 10 short-wave bands between 3700 and 21950 kHz. Stereo on FM is only via the headphones of course. In the UK & France the ICF-SW30L is available with longwave. But this added some US$25 to price of the radio. Note that there short-wave coverage is not continuous...there are some gaps. But Sony has learned from mistakes it made with the ICF-SW-15 & ICF-SW- 22. The short-wave bands run from 3700- 4200, 4650-5150, 5800-6300, 6950- 7450, 9375-10000, 11525-12150, 13375 -14000, 14975-15600, 17475-18100, 21320-21950.
Original price: USD 100.00 or GBP 80.00.
- Handheld Amateur HF/VHF Receiver
- Frequency range RX
3700-21950 kHz in 12 bands (with gaps)
- Frequency stability
- Tuning steps
- HF: 1, MW: 9 / 10, FM: 50 kHz
- AM / W-FM
- Receiver system
- Double conversion
- Image rejection
- Audio output
- Built-in telescopic
- Power requirements
- 4.5V DC (3R6/AA)
- Current drain RX
- Dimensions (w×h×d)
- 169 × 112 × 35 mm (6.65 × 4.41 × 1.38 in)
- 450 gr (15.9 oz)
- Form factor
- Between 1993 and 1996 in Japan
- 15 channels in 1 banks
- Amateur / Ham radio operators
- Sleep timer
- None available
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