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The Sony ICF-6500W digital portable covers five bands: 0.53-1.605, 3.9-10, 11.7-20 and 20-28 MHz plus FM broadcast band. This double conversion portable has an analog dial and a digital display that is accurate to 5 kHz on shortwave. The controls are very intuitive, blending the best of analog and digital technologies. Advanced features include: Mini Headphone Jack, S-Meter, Tone Control, Sensitivity Switch, Carry Strap, FM AFC, BFO for VW/SSB reception, External Antenna terminals, Dial Lock, Dial Lamp, Dial Lamp Switch and two Manual Tuning Rates.

General characteristics

HAM bands
60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  10m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
Continuous
Memories
None

Receiver

RX-range
530-1605 kHz / 3.9-28 / 87.5-108 MHz
Modulations
AM   W-FM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
?
Selectivity
?
Filters
?
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
?
Audio output
1.1 W @ 10% THD

Connections

Antenna
Clamps / screws + Built-in ferrite bar + Built-in sweep
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
6 × C-cells, 9 V DC or mains
Current drain RX
?
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
291 × 171 × 111 mm (11.46 × 6.73 × 4.37 in)
Weight
1.90 kg (4.2 lbs) including batteries
Form factor
Portable
Manufactured
Between 19xx and 19xx in Japan

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
4012
MPN
SONY-ICF-006500W

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  • USD 108.00 ~ USD 98.00

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2020 USD 109.00 Used / Fair eBay
2019 USD 99.00 Used / Fair eBay
2010 USD 259.95 New / Good universal-radio

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