Sony ICF-P27 - FM/AM Radio Manual

Sony ICF-P27 - FM/AM Radio Manual


Sony ICF-P27 - FM/AM Radio Manual

Before operating the unit, please read this guide thoroughly and retain it for future reference.


  1. Insert the batteries.
    Operations - Step 1
  2. Switch the selector to [FM] or [AM].
    The [BATT] lamp will light up and the power will turn on.
    Operations - Step 2
  3. Set the frequency using the [TUNE] dial () and adjust the volume using the [VOL] dial ().
    Operations - Step 3
    1. Connect the earphones (left illustration).
      Attach the hand strap (right illustration).
      Operations - Connect the earphones
    2. For better reception, follow these instructions.
      Operations - Instructions for better reception
  • For FM broadcasting, adjust the angle of the antenna.
  • For AM broadcasting, adjust the orientation of the unit.
  • For indoor use, place the unit in a location where it is easy to receive radio waves.
  • Avoid placing the unit near TVs, microwave ovens, or other electric devices that emit radio waves.


  • The nameplate and important information concerning safety are located on the bottom exterior.
  • Operate the unit only on 3 V DC with two R6/ LR6 (size AA) batteries.
  • Avoid exposure to temperature extremes, direct sunlight, moisture, sand, dust or mechanical shock. Never leave in a car parked under the sun. Do not place the unit under lighting equipment that may become hot.
  • Should anything fall into the unit, remove the batteries, and have the unit checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further.
  • Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker, keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding or spring-wound watches away from the unit to prevent possible damage from the magnet.
  • When the casing becomes soiled, clean it with a soft dry cloth moistened with mild detergent solution.
  • Never use abrasive cleansers, paint thinner, benzine, alcohol, or similar materials, as they may deform the casing.
  • Make sure not to splash water on the unit. This unit is not waterproof.
  • Depending on the strength of radio signals, the TUNE (tuning) indicator may not light up even if a broadcast is being received. Furthermore, the indicator may light up incorrectly due to extraneous noise even when a broadcast is not being received. Use the TUNE indicator as a reference.
  • When connecting headphones (not supplied) to the unit, use headphones with a stereo (3-pole) or monaural (2-pole) mini plug. Sound may not be heard when using other types of plugs.

Precautions - Compatible plug types
Compatible plug types
Precautions - Incompatible plug types
Other types of plugs cannot be used
* When connecting stereo headphones, you will hear monaural sound in both ears.

When to replace the batteries

Replace all batteries with new ones when the BATT (battery) indicator turns off.
* Even after the BATT (battery) indicator turns off, you can still listen to the radio for a short period of time.

Notes on batteries

  • Do not mix an old battery with a new one or mix different type of batteries.
  • When you are not going to use the unit for a long time, remove the batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
  • Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
  • Check if the batteries are inserted in the correct orientation ( and ) when the radio does not turn on after battery replacement.
  • Batteries have a recommended use-by date for proper use. When using expired batteries, battery life will be extremely short. Check the use-by date on the batteries and if they are expired, replace them with new ones.

If the battery compartment cover comes off

Battery cover comes off - Instructions
Insert the right hook tab of the lid into the right hole, then put the left hook tab on the edge of the opening and slide it slowly until it fits into the left hole.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.


Frequency range: FM: 87.5 MHz – 108 MHz/ AM: 530 kHz – 1 605 kHz
Speaker: Approx. 5.7 cm dia., 8
Output: (headphones) jack (ø3.5 mm mini jack)
Power output: 100 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements: 3 V DC, two R6/LR6 (size AA) batteries
Battery life*: Approx. 94 hours (FM reception)/ Approx. 99 hours (AM reception)
* When listening through the speaker on alkaline batteries. The actual battery life varies significantly depending on battery type (such as rechargeable batteries), usage and circumstances.
Dimensions (W/H/D): Approx. 69.5 mm × 119 mm × 38 mm (incl. projecting parts)
Mass: Approx. 192 g (incl. batteries)
Supplied accessory*: Hand strap (1)
* Headphones are not included.

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Documents / Resources

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