SONY ICF-R45 - TV FM/AM Radio Manual

SONY ICF-R45 - TV FM/AM Radio Manual


SONY ICF-R45 - TV FM/AM Radio Manual

Before You Begin

It will give you many hours of reliable service and listening pleasure.
Before operating the radio, please read these instructions thoroughly and retain them for future reference.


  • Built-in earphone with retractable cord
  • Auto Power Off function (approx. 110-130 minutes) — prevents the battery from being exhausted by the radio being unintentionally left on.
  • Noise cut function — reduces interfering noise when reception is poor.
  • TUNE indicator lights up when a station is tuned in.

Installing the Batteries

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Installing the Batteries

  1. Open the battery compartment lid.
  2. Insert two Sony R03 (size AAA) batteries with the 3 and # marks aligned correctly.
  3. Close the battery compartment lid.
Battery Life (approx.hours) (JEITA* 1 )
When using FM (TV1–3ch *2) AM
Sony alkaline LR03
(size AAA)
When using the earphone 120 170
When using the speaker 44 46
Sony R03
(size AAA)
When using the earphone 67 90
When using the speasker 21 23

*1 Measured by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) standards. The actual battery life may vary depending on the circumstance of the unit.
*2 Received only in Japan.

When to replace batteries
Replace the batteries when the sound becomes weak or distorted. Replace both batteries with new ones.

Notes on batteries

  • Do not charge dry batteries.
  • Do not carry dry batteries together with coins or other metallic objects. It can generate heat if the positive and negative terminals of the batteries are accidentally come into contact with metallic objects.
  • 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 use different types of batteries at the same time.
  • When you replace the batteries, replace all with new ones.

If the radio turns off unexpectedly
The radio turns off automatically to prevent unnecessary wear of the batteries (Auto Power Off function).
The duration before turning off the radio varies according to the remaining battery power, but is approximately 110-130 minutes.
If you cannot turn on the radio or the radio turns off immediately after pressing POWER (Auto power off), the batteries are exhausted. Replace them with new ones.
Press POWER (Auto power off) again to listen to the radio after it automatically turns off.

To attach the battery compartment lid if it is accidentally detached (See Fig. )
The battery compartment lid is designed to come off when opened with excessive force. To put it back on, see the illustration.

Using Earphone

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Using Earphone
When you listen to FM (TV 1-3ch*) broadcasts, the earphone cord serves as the antenna, so extend it as far as possible.

* Received only in Japan.

Extend the earphone cord as far as possible, even when listening via the speaker.

Pulling out the cord
Pull the cord by holding the lower part of the earphone.
Do not hold the earpiece (the part of the earphone which is put in the ear). Pulling out the cord by holding the earpiece may damage the earphones.

Winding the cord
Hold the cord gently and slide AUTO WIND in the direction of the arrow. Gently hold and guide the cord until it is wound up.

If you cannot wind the cord fully
Pull out the cord about 10 centimeters and slide AUTO WIND again.


  • Do not attempt to pull out the cord any farther once it is fully extended.
  • Do not wind the earphone cord while wearing the earphone, as the cord may hit your face.
  • Reception may become noisy if the earphone cord is pulled out or wound up while playing the radio.
  • If the cord is not held gently and guided while winding, the impact of the retraction may cause damage.

Improving the Reception

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Improving the Reception
If a nearby cellular phone causes interference (noise), turn off the cellular phone or move it farther away from the radio.
FM (TV1–3ch) (): The earphone cord serves as the antenna, so extend it as far as possible.
Extend the earphone cord as far as possible, even when you listen via the speaker.
If the optional earphone is connected to the jack, the built-in earphone will not emit sound.
AM (): A ferrite bar antenna is built in the radio. Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum reception.
In vehicles or in buildings, radio reception may be difficult. Try listening near a window.
If radio reception is noisy or difficult to hear ()

Operating the Radio

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Operating the Radio
You can listen to the radio via the speaker or the supplied earphone.

  1. Press POWER (Auto power off) to turn on the radio.
  2. Select or using the (earphone/speaker selector).
  3. Select FM (TV1–3*) or AM using BAND.
    * Select FM to listen to TV1–3. Received only in Japan.
  4. Tune in a desired station using TUNE (Tuning) dial.
    The TUNE (tuning) indicator lights up when a station is tuned in.
  5. Adjust the volume using VOL.


  • The speaker will not emit sound when is selected.
  • If the optional earphone is connected to the jack, the built-in earphone will not emit sound.

To turn off the radio
Press POWER (Auto Power Off).

If the supplied earphone does not fit your ear Attach the supplied ear pad to the earphone.


  • Operate the unit only on 3V DC with two R03 (size AAA) batteries.
  • Avoid exposure to temperature extremes, direct sunlight, moisture, sand, dust or mechanical shock. Never leave this unit in a car parked under the sun.
  • Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, remove the batteries, and have the unit checked by a qualified personnel before operating it any further.
  • In vehicles or buildings, radio reception may be difficult or noisy. Try listening near a window.
  • Since a strong magnet is used for the speakers, keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding or spring-sound watches away from the unit to prevent possible damage from the magnet.
  • To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution.
  • This product is not designed to be splash-resistant, so you should take care to use the unit when raining, snowing or in a water-splash place.

Notes on Earphone
Road safety

Do not use earphone while driving, cycling, or operating any motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas. It can also be potentially dangerous to play your earphone at high volume while walking, especially at pedestrian crossings. You should exercise extreme caution or discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.

Preventing hearing damage
Avoid using earphone at high volume. Hearing experts advise against continuous, loud and extended play. If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use. Caring for others Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to hear outside sounds and to be considerate to people around you.

If there is lightning when you are using the unit, take off the earphone immediately. If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.


Frequency range
FM: 76.0–108 MHz (TV1–3ch * )
AM: 530–1 605 kHz

Approx. 2.8 cm ( 1 1 inches) dia., 7.2 Ω ⁄ 8

Output (earphone) jack (ø 3.5 mm, minijack)

Power output
80 mW

Power requirement
3 V DC, two R03 (size AAA) batteries

Auto power off function
Approx. 110–130 minutes

Approx. 56 × 91.6 × 13 mm (including projecting parts)
(2 1 × 3 8 × ⁄ 5 ⁄ 17 ⁄ 4 32 inches) (w/h/d)
Approx. 55 × 91 × 12.4 mm (not including projecting parts)
(2 1 × 3 × ⁄ 5 ⁄ 1 ⁄ 4 8 2 inches) (w/h/d)

Approx. 71 g (2.5 oz) incl. batteries

* Received only in Japan.

Accessories supplied
Sony R03 (Size AAA) batteries (2) (for trial*)
Carrying case (1)
Earpad (1)
* The supplied batteries are for initial trial use only. Alkaline batteries, such as Sony alkaline LR03 (size AAA), are recommended.

Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

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