SONY World Receiver, model ICF-2001. Rectangular unit in black plastic case. Loud speaker enclosed in left front. Controls and panel, including a numeric keypad for direct frequency entry to tune the radio, on front face.
Released by Sony in 1980, the ICF-2001 shortwave radio receiver was the first to be controlled by a microprocessor. The radio was intended as a travel portable and could be powered either by batteries or plugged into mains electricity. Also innovative in this size radio was the numeric keypad to enter the desired frequency.
SONY / FM/AM 2 BAND RECEIVER MODEL NO. ICF-2001 / FREQ RANGE: FM 78-108 MHz AM 160-29999 kHz / BATT SUPPLY: RADIO DC - 1.6V x3 JIS UM-1, R20 OR EQUIV / COMPUTER DC - 1.6V x2 JIS UM-3, R6 OR EQUIV / MADE IN JAPAN / CAUTION: KEEP RADIO BATTERIES OUT, IF YOU MAINLY USE / EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY Embossed
Sony Corporation. Circa 1980. Radio Receiver, 2003.43. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).