Manufactured by Sony Tokyo.
In 1997, Sony introduced an analogue travel receiver with a design similar to that of a notebook computer. The SW-12 has only a similar outer appearance like the digital ICF-SW100, otherwise the analogue set has little in common with that microprocessor controlled receiver.
- Principle: Double conversion superhet, IF kHz / FM 10.7 MHz
- Frequency range: FM, LW, MW, 9 x SW (60 - 13 m)
- Frequency dial: Analogue dial, approx. 25 kHz
- Frequency memory: none
- Signal strength indicator: Tuning LED
- Features: clock with world time functions
- Sensitivity: AM (A3) / Selectivity: kHz (-6/-60 dB)
- 155 x 90 x 33 mm, weight 0.23 kg
The Sony SW-12 is an analogue travel receiver with a design reminiscent of a notebook computer. The digital display in the hinged lid is only used for the display of the world time clock with alarm function.
The receiver is located in the lower part of the set. The analogue single conversion superhet covers nine shortwave bands (4.75 - 5.06 / 5.9 - 6.2 / 7.1 - 7.35 / 9.4 - 9.99 / 11.6 - 12.1 / 13.57 - 13.87 / 15.1 - 15.8 / 17.48 - 17.9 / 21.45 - 21.75 MHz) in addition to VHF and mediumwaves. On the right face of the cabinet are the rotary controls for tuning and volume control.
Single conversion, analogue technology
The set is equipped with semiconductors.