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For model CRF-160, Sony Corporation; Tokyo
Country:  Japan
Manufacturer / Brand:  Sony Corporation; Tokyo
Year: 1972 ? Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 22:
Main principle Superhet, double/triple conversion; ZF/IF 455 kHz
Wave bands Broadcast, Long Wave, more than 2 x SW plus FM or UHF.
Power type and voltage Line plus power jack, mostly with battery or storage battery / 100; 120; 220; 240 / 12 / 6 x 1,5 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
Power out 2 W (unknown quality)
from Model: CRF-160 - Sony Corporation; Tokyo
Material Modern plastics (no Bakelite or Catalin)
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
Dimensions (WHD) 340 x 275 x 144 mm / 13.4 x 10.8 x 5.7 inch

The SONY model CRF-160 has the following bands: UKW 87,5-108 MHz --- MW 530-1605 kHz --- LW 150-400 kHz --- KW1 1,6-4,5 MHz --- KW2 4,7-5,3 MHz --- KW3 5,8-6,4 MHz --- KW4 7,0-7,6 MHz --- KW5 9,5-10,1 MHz --- KW6 11,6-12,2 MHz --- KW7 15,0-15,6 MHz --- KW8 17,5-18,1 MHz --- KW9 21,4-22,0 MHz --- KW10 25,5-26,1 MHz.
BFO Pitch für SSB/CW. 2 FET, Ext. power jack, extl. DC 12 V. The model SONY CRF-150 is the very similar model from before this one.

CRF-160 also available in 120 Volt only for US market.

There are 2 versions with very slight difference. The 1st version has a black BFO knob, the power supply has fuses on the CI and the voltage selector is circular. The 2nd version has a silver BFO knob, no fuses on the CI of the power supply and the voltage selector is rectangular.

Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 7 kg / 15 lb 6.7 oz (15.419 lb)
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Mentioned in -- Original-techn. papers.

Model page created by Martin Bösch. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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sony: CRF-160 Service Manual
Olivier Palix


I have uploaded a complete Service Manual on  (J.M. Bourques site).Download is free.

73 and regards


Sony Corporation;: CRF-160
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