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If you want a high perfomance rig for your shack or bedside, look at kenwood, icom or drake etc. Which for the prices these command used woudl be in the same ballpark. I've always enjoyed the , and it mostly deserves most of the hype that has grown around it in religious reverence. I've used mine for a long time, a late model that uses a lot of SMD tech including a front end protection diode for the once-vulnerable Q FET.
Years ago I fixed the battery issues and installed the Kiwa 'blue dot' filter, and I've had to replace a few caps over the years The tuning and memory system are as simple and direct and intuitive as can be. Audio is certainly on par with Sony products and is rich and full, though a bit muddy at times. SSB resolution is somewhat limited and can be irritating, even frustrating at times.
It reminds me of the Kenwood R resolution, not quuuuite fine enough for some signals. There are modifications for this of course, but stock, it's a negative for me. As well, bandwidth filtering, stock, leaves a bit to be desired in the amateur bands at least, where even the narrow filtering can let in some spillover here and there.
Of course the Kiwa filter options make those issues go away for the most part, and make the receiver sound much more alive and clear, but that's modified, not stock. It's no 'barn door' problem but it could be much better than it is. That battery contact design is just bad, plain and simple. But for all of that, the positives of the far outnumber the negatives and it is still a classic, a pleasure to use for a lot of signal hunting, and even a decent MW DXer with a little finessing and modifying.
It's legendary for a reason, but not quite the deity some claim. I bought one when they first came out and sold it years later I finally decided to buy another one and found one on eBay at a reasonable price a few. I just received my radio back yesterday, what a difference the modifications make, sensitivity and clarity has been enhanced.
I enjoy listening to all forms of radio broadcasts. Last night I was listening to some Hams and they sounded as if they were on a local AM station. Love this radio, this one is not going anywhere. I have owned this radio, the European version D and used it intensively since , and I like this particular model of SONY radio so much that I have purchased a second one on eBay from Austria last month.
For serious radio listening there is no parallel to SONY ICFD because of its highly commendable combination of sensitivity, selectivity, better than average dynamic range plus the legendary synchronous detector that makes the awkward sounding ECSS Exalted Carrier Selectable Sideband a one touch operation. The synchronous detector on SONY ICFD kicks in instantaneously thanks to its 1 bit cpu Rainer Lichte enabling the radio to lock onto a signal tightly either on USB or LSB, often away from an interfering transmission on an adjacent frequency and nearly always throughout the ever present transmission fading.
Fortunately however, the tuning and display have turned out very well centered, only slightly subject to the drastic temperature change. SONY ICFD in continuous production for two decades and around for thirty years in , hands down, has proved itself an all time best-seller and classic of the conventional radio. I've had this thing for years and it is without a doubt the best shortwave receiver I've ever owned. I will periodically buy something else and then run comparison tests against the tried and true Nothing ever compares.
Paired with an outside antenna, it does the work of an HF communications receiver wearing the clothes of a portable. Don't assume because they're newer they're better. What Sony did with the in still has not been surpassed. I recently got two s. One is a 94 and the other an The 94 came with a signal meter problem that has been taken care of and now works nicely.
After using both radios for a while I ask myself why I did not buy one new when they were available. This is one fine SW portable with lots of sensitivity and well chosen selectivity options. It is also a very steady receiver with easy to use functions. If you ask me any difference between the 94 an 85 I would say none at all.
I think that I'll keep both one in the shack and the other in the nigth table. Time Owned: 0 to 3 months. HAve a Sony rcvr for about 15 yrs now, but dead as a carp for last Was out looking at pawn shop today Since no pwr cord, they said a discount is in order Smoking deal for mint radio More than 12 Months. There's a delay before newly submitted reviews are Approved and posted in eHam's reviews. The delay is for new review screening and approval.
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They are soldered directly to the PC board and if abused can break loose causing intermittent connections. Sony provided two small antenna adapters…small junction boxes which were designed to make connecting antennas easier and to relieve strain on those mini jacks by letting you connect your external antenna wire to the coupler which then connected to the radio via thin, flexible cables.
You might be interested to know that mini jack breakage was always one of the major failure modes for small portable devices…in the days of the Walkman and competing devices, more units suffered broken jacks than any other failure. The Record Output is not a standard line level output…it was designed to feed the mic inputs of cassette recorders of the day and will provide a weak signal into a standard line level input, although a mod does exist to remedy this if needed.
Since this radio was available for so many years and was so popular worldwide you can find a ton of information about it on-line…you could spend many hours reading up on the if you care to do so. A British gentleman named Steve Whitt published two booklets describing all sorts of interesting facts and mods you could do with your radio and later compiled an Archive CD which contains both of his booklets and a ton of other collected info on the — you can purchase his CD via this link:.
On SW using built-in whip antennas the matches the raw sensitivity of the best of these radios and beats several of them. I did daytime sensitivity tests scanning all of the SW bands, tuning as many signals as I could find on all of the radios and I tabulated the results a daunting task that occurred over a period of weeks.
In no case could I tune in a signal on any of the radios and receive it better than on the , yet the converse was sometimes the case. The could receive any signal I could hear on any of the other radios. Its sync was also excellent at locking onto and holding weak signals and improving their sound quality…only the Satellit and E1 matched or beat the sync performance of the At night with many stronger signals some of the modern radios fared better.
Most of them have numerous IF filter choices which were helpful in some cases. The still received every signal the newer radios did but their narrower bandwidth options sometimes sounded better. There were still enough faint signals where the showed its prowess, and its sync was still a great tool to clean up many signals. It was sometimes hard to isolate but nevertheless it showed the difference between what more sophisticated, more expensive radios can accomplish.
None of the other current portables beat the in this reception test although some sounded much fuller and more forgiving of poor reception. Most of the portables, the included, showed more overload than the SAT and E1. A good performer in this test was the Sangean ATSX, which was no surprise as its admittedly lower sensitivity helps resist overload and has always favored the use of external antennas, whereas radios like the and the other top portables are designed for maximum whip sensitivity.
Anyone with a serious outdoor antenna wanting to use it with any portable radio would do well to consider an external attenuator or pre-selector. AM Performance: Here the story is bit different. Again, I know some will disagree with me but the is not among the very top AM performers I have tested although it is close.
The best of the competitors is the Tecsun S…its sensitivity and noise floor floor beat all the other multi-band SW capable radios, although a few frequencies did have spurious birdies which marred reception. It was interesting to me that the Tecsun S was slightly better than any of the other Tecsuns on AM. As with many radios however be aware that there is some attenuation of AM signals via the Aux Antenna input on the , done to decrease AM breakthrough into the SW bands.
You can get full gain by partially inserting the plug into the jack but this is a finicky proposition. More accurately, there is an additional RF Gain stage for the built-in AM ferrite rod antenna which is bypassed when the Aux Antenna jack is used. Likewise , Air Band and LW are only so-so on the While, like all radios, it certainly has its flaws, it fits my definition of a classic in many ways.
To be sure, the is not perfect…no radio is. But in some ways it was singularly excellent in its day and is still a joy to use today. I will never part with mine. Enter your email address to subscribe to this site and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address:. Sign me up! Create a free website or blog at WordPress. You must be logged in to post a comment. Share this: Twitter Facebook.
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Log in now. It has disappeared in other markets, but it still offers good value. The set was tested in our own laboratories. You can also opt for manual tuning, with a conventional recognisable knob. It allows you to move in steps up and down the bands. You move in 50 kHz steps on FM, 25 kilohertz on the airband, and either 1 kHz or Hertz on short, medium and longwave, depending on what you select.
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