Sony ICF-SW55E

Handheld HF/VHF Receiver

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The Sony ICF-SW55 is a great sounding portable with a real quality feel and a huge LCD display. It covers longwave, medium wave, shortwave and FM. Shortwave coverage is complete from 1.6-30 MHz with 1 kHz readout.
The SW55 was followed by the Sony ICF-SW77.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.15-26.1 / 87.5-108 MHz
TX-range
-
HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC) 
Stability
?
Tuning steps
?
Filters
?

Receiver

Modulations
AM   W-FM Stereo   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
?
Selectivity
?
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
?
Audio output
Internal speaker

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
Built-in telescopic
Impedance
?

Electrical

Power requirements
4LR6 or 6V DC external
Current drain RX
?
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
194 × 127 × 39 mm (7.64 × 5.00 × 1.54 in)
Weight
850 gr (1.9 lbs)
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 198x and 199x in Japan
MPN
SONY-ICF-SW000055E

Other features

Memories
125 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Mini Headphone Jack, S-Indicator, Tone, 125 Alpha Memories, Sleep, RF Gain, Record Jack, Dial Lamp, Dial Lamp Switch, Timer Tilt Bar, Two Tuning Rates, Keypad entry, Clock-Timer, Manual Tuning, Sweep, Up-Down Tune, Dial & Keypad Lock, Record Activation
Accessories
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  • GBP 37.00
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2006 GBP 189.00 New / Mint RigReference

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