Sony SRF-M37V Portable Radio User Manual

PLL Synthesized Radio
Sony Corporation ©2003 Printed in China
Operating Instructions
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the condition that this device does not cause
harmful interference.
Trade Name: SONY
Model name: SRF-M37V
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
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Sony Direct Response Center 1-(800)-222-7669 or write to:
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Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model: SRF-M37V
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649
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.
Before You Begin
Thank you for choosing the Sony radio!
It will give you many hours of reliable service and listening pleasure.
Before operating the radio, please read these instructions thoroughly and
retain them for future reference.
•TV/WEATHER/FM/AM 4 band PLL (phase locked loop) synthesized
•Easy Preset Digital Tuning with 25 memory presets.
•5 direct presets calls and 1 direct weather-band button.
•Ergonomic Design for belt-holder use.
Notes on AM Channel Step
The AM channel step differs depending on areas. See “Changing AM
Channel Step”.
•Operate the unit only on 1.5 V DC with one size AAA (R03) battery.
•Avoid exposure to temperature extremes, direct sunlight, moisture,
sand, dust or mechanical shock. Never leave the unit in a car parked
under the sun.
•Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, remove the battery
and have the unit checked by qualified personnel before operating it
any further.
•In vehicles or buildings, radio reception may be difficult or noisy. Try
listening near a window.
•To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened with a mild detergent
Notes on Headphones
Road safety
Do not use headphones while driving, cycling, or operating any
motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many
areas. It can also be potentially dangerous to play your headphones at
high volume while walking, especially at pedestrian crossings. You
should exercise extreme caution or discontinue use in potentially
hazardous situations.
Preventing hearing damage
Avoid using headphones at high volume.
Hearing experts advise against continuous, loud and extended play. If
you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use.
Caring for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to hear outside
sounds and to be considerate to people around you.
If there is lightning when you are using the unit, take off the headphones
If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit,
please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Should any problem persist after you have made the following checks,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
All buttons do not operate at all.
•“-” is displayed. Slide the HOLD switch so that “-” disappears.
Very weak or interrupted sound, or unsatisfactory reception
Weak battery.
•In a vehicle or in a building, move closer to a window.
Display is dim, or no indication is displayed.
Weak battery.
•The unit is being used in extremely high or low temperatures or in a
place with excessive moisture.
The station cannot be received when a PRESET TUNING (1 to 5)
button is pressed.
•You chose the wrong preset number.
•The memory of the station has been initialized. Preset the station again.
The power cannot be turned on, and “
” is flashing in the
•The battery have been completely exhausted.
The preset stations may be initialized, if a maintenance service is
Please note down your settings in case you want to preset them again.
Time display:
12-hour system
Frequency range
Band Range Channel step
TV 2 - 13 ch 1 channel
WEATHER 1 - 7 ch 1 channel
FM 87.5 – 108 MHz 0.1 MHz
AM 530 – 1 710 kHz 10 kHz
i (headphones) jack (ø 3.5 mm, stereo minijack) load impedance 24
Power output
2.8 mW + 2.8 mW (at 10 % harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
1.5 V DC, one size AAA (R03) battery
Approx. 83 × 63 × 32 mm (w/h/d)
× 2
× 1
inches) incl. projecting parts and controls
Approx. 83 × 63 × 25 mm (w/h/d)
× 2
× 1 inches) not incl. projecting parts and controls
Approx. 94 g (3.32 oz.) incl. battery and belt clip.
Accessories Supplied
Stereo headphones (1)
Belt Clip (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Installing the Battery
(See Fig. A )
1 Open the battery compartment lid and install one size AAA
(R03) battery (not supplied) with correct polarity.
When battery is first installed, “AM 12:00” flashes in the
display. Once the current time is set, the flashing stops.
2 Close the lid.
Battery Life (Approx. hours) (JEITA*)
Sony alkaline
31 31 34 54
size AAA (LR 03)
Sony size AAA (R03) 12 12 13 24
* Measured by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association) standards. The actual battery life may vary
depending on the circumstance of the unit.
When to replace the battery
You can check the remaining battery power that appears in the display.
The indicators are as follows:
Full strength*
When the battery becomes exhausted, the unit will turn off.
Replace with new battery. When you press POWER after
installing the new battery, the indicator changes to “ ”.
* Displayed only when the radio is turned on.
Do not take more than 3 minutes to replace the battery, otherwise, your
clock settings and preset stations will be initialized. Should that happen,
reset the functions again.
Notes on battery
•Do not charge the dry battery.
•Do not carry the dry battery together with coins or other metallic
objects. It can generate heat if the positive and negative terminals of the
battery are accidentally come into contact with metallic objects.
•When you are not going to use the unit for a long time, remove the
battery to avoid damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
Insert the # side of
the battery first.
Size AAA (R03) x 1
“WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to represent
Headphone Stereo products.
is a registered trademark of Sony
To attach the battery compartment lid if it is
accidentally detached (See Fig. A )
The battery compartment lid is designed to come off when opened with
excessive force. To put it back on, see the illustration.
1 Insert one side of the lid as illustrated.
2 Push the other side to attach.