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Setting The Alarm; Setting The Sleep Timer; Operating The Radio - Sony ICF-C218 Service Manual

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ICF-C218
Setting the clock
and date
Set the clock and date according to the following
steps.
1
Plug in the unit.
The display will flash "AM 12:00" or "0:00".
2
Press CLOCK for more than 2 seconds.
You will hear a beep and the year will start to
flash in the display.
3
Press + or – until the correct year appears
in the display.
4
Press CLOCK.
5
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the month, day
and time.
After setting the time, two short beeps sound and
the clock starts from 0 seconds.
• Pressing and holding + or – changes the year, month
or day rapidly.
When setting the current time, time changes rapidly
by 1 minute-increments up to 10 minutes, and then
by 10 minute-increments.
• The clock system varies depending on the model
you own.
12-hour system: "AM 12:00" = midnight
24-hour system: "0:00" = midnight
• While setting the clock, you must perform each step
within 65 seconds, or the clock setting mode will be
cancelled.
To display the year and date
Press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF once
for the date, and within about 3 seconds press it
again for the year.
The display shows the date or year for about 3
seconds and then changes back to the current time.
If you connect the AC plug to AC outlet while this
unit is powered from the backup power source, the
current date and time appears in the following order.
(It is same as when the unit is powered on after the
power failure.)
"month and date" (about 1 second) t "year" (about 1
second) t "current time"
To change the display to the
daylight saving time (summer
time) indication
Press DST.
DST indicator appears in the display and the time
indication changes to the daylight saving time
(summer time).
To deactivate the daylight saving time (summer time)
adjustment, press DST again.

Operating the radio

1
Press RADIO ON to turn on the radio.
2
Adjust volume using VOLUME.
3
Select BAND.
4
Tune in to a station using TUNING.
To turn off the radio
Press RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET.
Improving the
reception
FM:
Model for Central America and Mexico:
The AC power cord functions as an FM antenna.
Extend the AC power cord fully to increase
reception sensitivity.
Model for other countries/ regions:
Extend the FM wire antenna fully to increase
reception sensitivity.
4
AM:
Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum reception.
A ferrite bar AM antenna is built-in to the unit.
Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or metal
surface, as this may lead to interference of reception.

Setting the alarm

The alarm function can be select from two alarm
sounds, RADIO or BUZZER.
Notes
• Before setting the alarm, make sure to set the clock
(see "Setting the clock and date").
• The factory setting alarm time is "PM 12:00" or
"12:00".
• To set the radio alarm, first tune in to a station and
adjust the volume (see "Operating the radio").
To set the alarm time
1
Set ALARM MODE to the desired alarm
sound (RADIO or BUZZER).
The alarm time appears for a few seconds, and
then the ALARM indicator lights up in the
display. (It does not appear when the switch is set
to OFF.)
2
Slide ALARM TIME SET + or – to set
the desired time.
Each slide of ALARM TIME SET + or – changes
the indication by 1 minute. If you keep sliding
ALARM TIME SET + or –, the alarm time goes
forward (or backward) by 1 minute up to 10
minutes, and then by 10 minutes increments.
While setting the alarm time, the ALARM
indicator flashes in the display.
ALARM
When the alarm time setting operation is
complete, the display returns to the clock after a
few seconds and the ALARM indicator changes
from flashing to fully lit.
• While ALARM MODE is set to RADIO or
BUZZER, the alarm time setting can be changed by
ALARM TIME SET.
One slide of ALARM TIME SET displays the
alarm time for about 4 seconds. By adjusting
ALARM TIME SET while the alarm time appears
in the display, the alarm time will be changed.
• The ALARM indicator flashes in the display while:
– The alarm time appears in the display.
– The alarm sounds.
– Snooze function is turned on.
• The alarm time setting cannot be changed if
ALARM MODE is set to OFF. If ALARM TIME
SET is adjusted, "OFF" appears in the display for
about 0.5 seconds.
• CLOCK and DST are unavailable while the alarm
sounds or snooze function is turned on.
To doze for a few more minutes
Press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF.
The sound turns off but will automatically come on
again after about 10 minutes. Each time you press
SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF, the snooze time
changes as follows:
The maximum length of the snooze time is
60 minutes.
The display shows the snooze time for about
4 seconds and returns to show the current time. When
you press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF after the
current time appears, the snooze time starts from 10
minutes again.
To stop the Alarm
Press RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET to
turn off the alarm.
The alarm will come on again at the same time the
next day.
If RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET is not pressed, the
alarm sounds continuously for about 60 minutes, and
then it will be stop automatically.
To deactivate the Alarm
Turn ALARM MODE to OFF.
ALARM indicator disappears from the display.
Note on alarm in the event of a power
interruption
If the alarm set time comes in the event of a power
interruption or a power interruption occurs while the
alarm is sounding, the display will turn off and the
alarm will not sound, and the alarm status will be as
follows. If power returns within 60 minutes from the
alarm set time, the alarm will sound. If the power
interruption occurred while the snooze function was
operating, the snooze function will continue. If the
snooze time had passed when the power interruption
occurred, the alarm will sound after power returns.
In this status, if the E indicator does not light up,
RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET, SNOOZE buttons
and ALARM MODE functions are available.
SNOOZE time will be fixed only 10 minutes if the
SNOOZE button has been pressed.
Setting the sleep
timer
You can fall asleep to the radio using the built-in
sleep timer that turns off the radio automatically after
a preset duration.
Press SLEEP.
The radio turns on. You can set the sleep timer to
durations of 90, 60, 30, or 15 minutes. Each press
changes the display as follows:
Two short beeps sound when the display returns to
"90".
The radio will play for the duration you set, then shut
off.
To turn off the radio before the
preset time
Press RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET or
SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF.
To use both sleep timer and
alarm
You can fall asleep to the radio and also be awakened
by the radio or buzzer alarm at the preset time.
1
Set the alarm. (See "Setting the alarm".)
2
Set the sleep timer. (See "Setting the sleep
timer".)

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