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Press TUNE/TIME SET + or â to tune in to the desired station.
Two short beeps sound when the minimum frequency of each band is received during tuning.
Setting the Alarm
You can set two types of alarms, radio (ALARM A) and buzzer (ALARM B). The alarm will come on at the same time everyday. Before setting the alarm, make sure to set the clock. (See âSetting the Clockâ) Notes â¢ The factory setting alarm time for radio (ALARM A) and buzzer (ALARM B) is âAM 12:00â. â¢ If you quit during the alarm setting, after about 65 seconds the previous display will return.
Using the NAP Timer (Count Down Timer)
The NAP timer sounds the buzzer after a preset time duration. Press NAP repeatedly until the desired minutes is displayed. Every press changes the display as follows:
TV/WEATHER/FM/AM PLL Synthesized Clock Radio ICF-C153V FM/AM PLL Synthesized Clock Radio ICF-C143
Operating Instructions Manual de instrucciones (en el reverso)
Adjust volume using VOLUME.
To check the station being received Press TUNE/TIME SET + or â lightly. The display shows the band and frequency for a few seconds and then returns to the previous display.
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ICF-C143 The PRESET TUNING 3 button has a tactile dot. ICF-C153V AC power cord
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To turn off the radio, press OFFâ¢ALARM RESET.
FM wire antenna
Improving the Reception
TV*/WEATHER*/ FM: Extend the FM wire antenna fully to increase reception sensitivity.
To Set the Radio Alarm (ALARM A) 1 Press A RADIOâ¢ALARM SET for a few
seconds until a beep sounds.
The NAP indicator turns on, â â and the NAP time is displayed for a few seconds. NAP timer starts counting down the NAP time. When selected NAP time has passed, the beep sound comes on, and the NAP indicator and â â on the display flash.
2 3 4
AM: Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum reception. A ferrite bar is built in to the unit. Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or metal surface, as this may lead to interference of reception.
* ICF-C153V only
Press TUNE/TIME SET + or â to set the desired hour. Press A RADIOâ¢ALARM SET. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set the minute.
A beep sounds to confirm the setting of time. âWAKE UP STAâ appears and the preset number flashes on the display.
â and the hour flash on the display.
To Stop NAP Timer
Press NAP or OFFâ¢ALARM RESET to turn off the buzzer.
To Deactive NAP Timer
Press NAP. The NAP indicator and â off. â go
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Press TUNE/TIME SET + or â to select the wake up station.
Preset number changes in the order as follows: ICF-C153V
There is a tactile dot beside volume to show the direction to turn up the volume.
Presetting Your Favorite Station
You can preset up to 10 stations in FM (5 stations in FM1, 5 stations in FM2), and 5 stations in each AM, TV*, WEATHER*. * ICF-C153V only
Setting the Sleep Timer
You can enjoy falling asleep to the radio using the built-in sleep timer that turns off the radio automatically after a preset duration. Press RADIO ONâ¢SLEEP. The radio turns on. You can set the sleep timer to durations of 90, 60, 30, or 15 minutes. Every press changes the display as follows:
AM P1 to 5 TV P1 to 5
FM1 P1 to 5 FM2 P1 to 5
WEATHER P1 to 5
AM P1 to 5 FM1 P1 to 5
Presetting a Station 1 Follow steps 1 to 4 in âPlaying the Radioâ 2
and manually tune in to the station you wish to preset. Hold down the preset button you wish to preset for more than 2 seconds.
Example: Display window when you set FM 90 MHz in the PRESET TUNING 2 button for FM2.
FM2 P1 to 5
âââ is the last received station. You can directly select the desired wake up station by pressing BAND or the PRESET TUNING button while the indication âââ is not displayed.
Press A RADIOâ¢ALARM SET.
Two beeps sound to confirm the setting.
Two short beeps sound when the display returns to âOnâ. â â will appear in the display when the duration time is set. The radio will play for the time you set, then shut off. To turn off the radio before the preset time Press SNOOZE/SLEEP OFF or OFFâ¢ALARM RESET.
Before You Begin English WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
Thank you for choosing the Sony Dream Machine. The Dream Machine will give you many hours of reliable service and listening pleasure. Before operating your unit, please read these instructions thoroughly and retain them for future reference. These instructions cover the models ICF-C153V and ICF-C143, and their difference is as follows: Model Number Band ICF-C153V TV/WEATHER/ FM/AM ICF-C143 FM/AM
To use ALARM A, set the alarm mode. (See âSetting the Alarm Modeâ.) When the alarm comes on at the preset time, â A RADIO â flashes on the display and the wake up station (the station selected in step 5) comes on. The radio is turned off automatically after about 30 minutes (ICF-C153V) or about 60 minutes (ICFC143). To check the alarm setting Press A RADIOâ¢ALARM SET once. The display shows the preset time. If you press A RADIOâ¢ALARM SET again, the display shows the wake up station. To return to the previous display, press CLOCK SET or wait for a few seconds.
To Use Both Sleep Timer and Alarm
You can fall asleep to the radio and also be awakened by the radio or buzzer alarm at the preset time.
The preset number â2â and â the display. Two beeps sound, and â2â and â flashing.
â flash in â stop
To preset another station, repeat these steps. To change the preset station, tune in to the desired station and hold down the PRESET TUNING 1 to 5 button. The new station will replace the previous station on the preset button.
Set the alarm. (See âSetting the Alarmâ.) Set the sleep timer. (See âSetting the Sleep Timerâ.)
To Set the Buzzer Alarm (ALARM B) 1 Press B BUZZERâ¢ALARM SET for a few
seconds until a beep sounds.
â B BUZZER â and the hour flashes on the display. Should any problem occur with the unit, make the following simple checks to determine whether or not servicing is required. If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
â¢ TV/WEATHER/FM/AM 4 band (ICF-C153V) or FM/AM 2 band (ICF-C143) PLL (phase locked loop) synthesized clock radio â¢ Stand by Weather Alert call you if you set the âstandby weather alertâ mode (ICF-C153V only). â¢ Easy Preset Digital Tuning with 25 memory presets for ICF-C153V, 15 memory presets for ICF-C143 â¢ Easy nap timer âone push operation. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated âdangerous voltageâ within the productâs enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. â The graphical symbols are at the bottom of the unit. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. â¢ Dual Alarm (radio and buzzer) with the extendable snooze function. â¢ LCD with backlight which has a brightness control switch (high/middle/low). â¢ D.S.T. (Daylight Saving Time) âSummer time calculation
Tuning in to a Preset Station 1 Press RADIO ONâ¢SLEEP to turn on the
2 3 4
Press BAND to select the band. Press the desired preset button. Adjust the volume using VOLUME.
After a few seconds, the display will return to the current time but the preset button number will remain.
2 3 4 5
Press TUNE/TIME SET + or â to set the desired hour. Press B BUZZERâ¢ALARM SET. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set the minute. Press B BUZZERâ¢ALARM SET again.
Two beeps sound to confirm the setting.
The clock does not show the correct time. â¢ Has an electrical power outage lasting more than 1 minutes occurred? The radio or buzzer alarm does not sound at the preset alarm time. â¢ Has the desired radio or buzzer alarm been activated? (i.e. Is â A RADIO â or â B BUZZER â displayed?) The radio alarm is activated but no sound comes on at the preset alarm time. â¢ Has VOLUME been adjusted? The preset stations may be deleted from the memory, if a maintenance service is performed. Please note down your settings in case you want to preset them again.
A beep sounds to confirm the setting of time.
Note Holding down the desired PRESET TUNING button for more than a few seconds in step 3 will replace the previous station on the in to. with the station you tuned PRESET TUNING button
To use ALARM B, set the alarm mode. (See âSetting the Alarm Modeâ.) When the alarm comes on at the preset time, â B BUZZER â flashes on the display.
Setting the Clock
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âAM 12:00â flashes on the display.
Plug in the unit.
Setting the Stand by Weather Alert
When the Stand by Weather Alert is set, emergency broadcasting is informed by the buzzer. Make sure to turn the radio off before using this function.
The buzzer is turned off automatically after about 30 minutes (ICF-C153V) or about 60 minutes (ICFC143). To check the alarm setting Press B BUZZERâ¢ALARM SET once. The display shows the preset time. To return to the previous display, press CLOCK SET or wait for a few seconds.
Press CLOCK SET for a few seconds until a beep sounds.
The hour starts to flash on the display.
Press TUNE/TIME SET + or â until the correct hour appears.
To set the current time rapidly, hold down TUNE/TIME SET + or â.
â¢ Operate the unit only on 120 V AC, 60 Hz. â¢ To disconnect the power cord (mains lead), pull it out the plug, not by the cord. â¢ Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical vibration, or shock. â¢ Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs, blankets, etc.) or near materials (curtains, draperies) that block the ventilation holes. â¢ Should any liquid or solid object fall into the unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it further. â¢ When the casing becomes soiled, clean it with a soft cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution. Never use abrasive cleaners or chemical solvents, as they may mar the casing. If you have any questions, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: âReorient or relocate the receiving antenna. âIncrease the separation between the equipment and receiver. âConnect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. âConsult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. If you have any questions about the product, you may call: Sony Direct Response Center 1-(800)-222-7669 or write to: Fort Myers, FL 33913
Press CLOCK SET once.
Press STAND BY WEATHER ALERT while the radio is not playing.
The display shows the received Stand by Weather Alert channel for 10 seconds and then changes to the current time. The previously received Stand by Weather Alert channel will be received. When you set the Stand by Weather Alert for the first time, press TUNE/TIME SET + or â to check the channel available in your residential area, and select that channel.
Setting the Alarm Mode
Before setting the alarm mode, be sure to set the alarm time. (See âSetting the Alarmâ) Press ALARM MODE repeatedly until the desired mode is selected. Each press of ALARM MODE changes the indication on the display as follows:
The minute starts flashing.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the minute.
Two short beeps sound, and the counting of the seconds starts.
If you quit during the clock setting, after about 65 seconds the previous display will return. To set the current time from zero seconds, press CLOCK SET with the time signal in step 5.
No alarm Indication
A RADIO A RADIO
To change the display to the daylight saving time (summer time) indication Press SUMMER T. D.S.T.. â â is displayed and the time indication changes to summer time. To deactivate the summer time function, press SUMMER T. D.S.T. again. To set the brightness of the backlight Press BRIGHTNESS to select high, middle or low for the display according to your preferences.
Press STAND BY WEATHER ALERT again.
The Stand by Weather Alert will be in a standby mode and the STAND BY WEATHER ALERT indicator lights up. No sound can be heard from the speaker even when the Stand by Weather Alert is in standby mode.
If the same alarm time is set for both radio and buzzer alarm (ALARM A and B), the radio alarm (ALARM A) takes priority.
To Doze for a Few More Minutes
Press SNOOZE/SLEEP OFF. The radio or buzzer turns off but will automatically come on again after about 10 minutes. Every time you press SNOOZE/SLEEP OFF, the snooze time changes as follows: 10 20 30 40 50 60 The maximum length of the snooze time is 60 minutes. The display shows the snooze time for a few seconds and returns to show the current time. When you press SNOOZE/SLEEP OFF after the current time appeared, the snooze time starts from 10 minutes again. Note The SNOOZE/SLEEP OFF button does not function while the Stand by Weather Alert is on standby.
To Receive the Emergency Broadcasting
When the tone signal is received while the Stand by Weather Alert is on standby A beep sounds for 20 seconds and the STAND BY WEATHER ALERT indicator flashes for 12 hours. At this time, the beep sounds louder than usual.
Time display 12-hour system Frequency range TV: 2 â 13 ch (ICF-C153V only) WEATHER: 1 â 7 ch (ICF-C153V only) FM: 87.5 â 108 MHz AM: 530 â 1 710 kHz Speaker Approx. 6.6 cm (2 5/ inches) dia. 8 â¦
8 Power output 170 mW (at 10 % harmonic distortion) Power requirements 120 V AC, 60 Hz Dimensions Approx. 118.5 Ã 116.5 Ã 126 mm (w/h/d) (4 3/ Ã 4 5/ Ã 5 inches) including projecting 4 8 parts and controls
Playing the Radio
âManual Tuning 1
Press RADIO ONâ¢SLEEP to turn on the radio.
The display shows the band and frequency for a few seconds and then changes back to the current time.
Press STAND BY WEATHER ALERT while the STAND BY WEATHER ALERT indicator flashes.
Emergency broadcasting is received.
Press BAND to select the band.
Each press changes the band as follows: ICF-C153V AM ICF-C143
FM1 FM2 TV
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Press STAND BY WEATHER ALERT again to turn off the radio.
To return to the usual band reception Press OFFâ¢ALARM RESET to turn off the radio, and then turn on the radio. (See âPlaying the Radioâ) Notes â¢ If the alarm function has started up while the Stand by Weather Alert is in the standby mode, the Stand by Weather Alert will be deactivated temporarily only while the radio or buzzer alarm sounds. â¢ If an invalid key is pressed while the Stand by Weather Alert is functioning, an error beep sounds.
To Stop the Alarm
Press OFFâ¢ALARM RESET to turn off the alarm. The alarm will come on again at the same time the next day.
Mass ICF-C153V: ICF-C143:
Approx. 730 g (1 lb 9.6 oz) Approx. 715 g (1 lb 9.1 oz)
Telephone Number: 201-930-6972 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
When using FM1 or FM2 preset mode, you may listen to the radio on either mode. (See âPresetting Your Favorite Stationâ.)
To Deactive the Alarm
Press ALARM MODE repeatedly so that â A and â B BUZZER â go off.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. â
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