SONY ICF-S22 - FM/AM Radio Operating Instructions

SONY ICF-S22 - FM/AM Radio Operating Instructions

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SONY ICF-S22 - FM/AM Radio Operating Instructions

Installing the Batteries

Installing the Batteries - Diagram

  1. Open the battery compartment lid at the rear of the radio.
  2. Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries with the and marks aligned correctly.
  3. Close the battery compartment lid.

Battery life (Approx. hours) (JEITA*)

When using FM AM
Sony alkaline
LR6 (size AA)
110 120
Sony R6 (size AA) 40 45

* Measured by JEITA (Japan Electronics and

Replacing the batteries

Change the batteries when the sound becomes weak or distorted. Remove both of the old batteries and insert new ones.

Notes on batteries

  • Do not charge the dry batteries.
  • Do not carry the dry batteries with coins or othermetallic objects. It can generate heat if the positive and negative terminals of the batteries are accidentally contacted by a metallic object.
  • Do not use different types of batteries at the sametime.
  • When you replace the batteries, replace all with newones.
  • When you are not going to use the unit for a longtime, remove the batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage and corrosion.

If the battery compartment lid comes off

The battery compartment lid is designed to come off when opened with excessive force. To put it back on, see the illustration.
If the battery compartment lid comes off - Diagram

  1. Insert the right hook of the lid into the right hole in the unit.
  2. Hang the left hook on the left part of the compartment where the lid fits.
  3. Slide the left hook towards the left hole in the unit.

Operating the Radio

Operating the Radio - Parts and Controls
* There is a tactile dot beside Power switch/VOL to show the direction to turn on the power and turn up the volume

  1. Turn the Power switch/VOL (volume) control to turn on the power and adjust the volume.
    When you have finished listening, turn the control down to turn off the power.
  2. Set the BAND selector to select FM or AM.
  3. Turn the TUNING control to select a station.
    The TUNE indicator lights when a station is received.

To turn off the radio

Turn the Power switch/VOL (volume) control downwards to OFF until a click is heard.

To listen with an earphone

Connect the optional earphone to the jack.
The speaker does not emit sound when an earphone is connected

Improving the Reception

FM: Extend the telescopic antenna and adjust its length and angle for the best reception.
AM: Rotate the unit horizontally for op reception. A ferrite bar antenna is built into the unit


  • Adjust the angle of the antenna byholding the bottom of it. The antenna can be damaged when you move the antenna with excessive force.
  • Do not rotate the telescopic antenna.


  • Operate the unit only on 3 V DC.
  • The nameplate indicating operating voltage, etc. islocated on the rear exterior.
  • Avoid exposure to temperature extremes, directsunlight, moisture, sand, dust or mechanical shock. Never leave in a car parked under the sun.
  • In vehicles or buildings, radio reception may bedifficult or noisy. Try listening near a window.
  • Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker, keeppersonal 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 softdry cloth moistened with mild detergent solution. Never use abrasive cleansers or chemical solvents, as they may deform the casing.

If you have any questions or problem concerning your unit, please consult the nearest Sony dealer.


Frequency range
FM: 87.5 – 108 MHz
AM: 526.5 – 1 606.5 kHz (Italy)
530 – 1 605 kHz (other countries)

Approx. 5.7 cm dia., 8 Ω

Power output
100 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)

jack (∅3.5mm minijack)

Power requirements
3V DC, two R6 (size AA) batteries

Approx. 75.5 × 120.5 × 36.8 mm (w/h/d)
(3 × 4 3/4 × 1 1/2 inches) incl. projecting parts and controls

Approx. 203.2 g (7.1 oz.) incl. batteries

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Lead-free solder is used for soldering. Halogenated flame retardants are not used in printed wiring boards.

Documents / Resources

Download manual

Here you can download full pdf version of manual, it may contain additional safety instructions, warranty information, FCC rules, etc.

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