SONY ICF-303, ICF-303L - FM/AM/LW Radio Manual

SONY ICF-303, ICF-303L - FM/AM/LW Radio Manual

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SONY ICF-303, ICF-303L - FM/AM/LW Radio Manual



Before You Begin

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


  • Compact radio
  • TUNE indicator for easy tuning

Installing the Batteries

(See fig. )
Installing the Batteries

  1. Open the battery comparment lid.
  2. Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (not supplied) with correct polarity.
  3. Close the lid.

Battery life
Using Sony batteries R6 (size AA):
Approx. 35 hours
Using Sony alkaline batteries LR6 (size AA):
Approx. 95 hours

Replacing batteries
When the sound becomes weak or distorted, replace all batteries with new ones.

Notes on batteries

  • Do not charge the dry batteries.
  • Do not carry the dry batteries with coins or other metallic objects. It can generate heat if the positive and negative terminals of the batteries are accidentally contacted by a metallic object.
  • When you are not going to use the unit for a long time, remove the batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage and corrosion.

Operating the Radio

  1. Turn up POWER/ VOL to turn power on and adjust the volume.
  2. Select a desired band.
  3. Tune in to a station using TUNING. The TUNE indicator lights up when a station is tuned in.

To turn off the radio
Turn down POWER/ VOL completely until a click is heard.

To listen with an earphone
Connect the earphone to the (earphone) jack. The speaker is deactivated when an earphone is connected.

To improve reception (See fig. )
To improve reception
FM: Extend the telescopic antenna and adjust the angle for optimum reception.
AM/LW: Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum reception. A ferrite bar antenna is built into the unit.

Do not rotate the telescopic antenna.

To use the stand (See fig. )
To use the stand

  • To use the stand as support for the unit, unfold the stand half-way.
  • The stand can also be used as a handle to carry the unit. For this purpose, unfold the stand completely.


  • Operate the unit only on 3 V DC with two R6 (size AA) batteries.
  • Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, sand, excessive dust, or mechanical shock.
  • Should any solid object or liquid 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, etc., using magnetic coding away from the unit.
  • When the casing becomes soiled, clean it with a soft cloth dampened with mild detergent solution. Never use abrasive cleansers or chemical solvents, as they may mar the casing.
  • In vehicles or in buildings, radio reception may be difficult or noisy. Try listening near a window.

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


Frequency range:
Model for Central and Eastern Europe

Band ICF-303
FM 65-108 MHz
AM 530-1605 kHz

Model for Italy

Band ICF-303
FM 87.5-108 MHz
AM 526.5-1606.5 kHz

Model for other countries

Band ICF-303 ICF-303L
FM 87.5-108 MHz 87.5-108 MHz
AM 530-1605 kHz
LW 153-255 kHz

Approx. 6.6 cm (2 5 / inches) dia., 8 Ω 8
(earphone) jack (minijack)
Power output
100 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
3V DC, two R6 (size AA) batteries 3V DC, two LR6 (size AA) batteries
Approx. 156.9 × 82.5 × 41.1 mm (w/h/d) (6 × 3 1 / × 1 5 / 4 8 inches) incl. projecting parts and controls
Approx. 309.5 g (10.9 oz) incl. batteries

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Documents / Resources

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