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Sony always had a great innovation power in home electronics design: The "World band receiver" CF-950S was based on the receiver circuitry of the ICF-5900 with an integrated cassette recorder. In combination of a miniature receiver PCB with a Walkman tape recorder, Sony produced extremely compact shortwave receivers like the ICF SW-1000 to complete this development.

The CRF-5090 did already cover the VHF Air Band, as well as the ICF-2001D in it's international version with the AIR band pushbutton. With the special Air Band radios TFM-8600 and the ICF-8650, and the compact receivers AIR-7 and ICF-PRO80, Sony ended up with miniature receivers in this segment, too.

Multi band radios covering the VHF Air Band

CRF-5090 Earth Orbiter(1972):
Single conversion; FM broadcast band, LW, MW, 5 x SW(1,6-26 MHz), AIR band;
FM (VHF), AM, SSB(BFO),
Analog display
Sony CRF-5090
TFM-8600W(1978?):
Single conversion; FM broadcast band, LW, MW, AIR Band,
FM (VHF), AM (LW, MW, AIR),
Analog display
ICF-8650 (1980?):
FM (VHF), MW, AIR Band,
Digital display, drei Flugfunk - Presets
ICF-2001D (Intl. Version) / ICF-2010 (1985):
Double conversion; AIR Band, FM broadcast band, AM 150 kHz - 29,999 MHz;
FM (VHF), AM, AM-Sync, SSB;
Digital display 100 Hz, 32 memories, scanning, clock / timer Bedienungsanleitung Users manual
   
AIR-7 / AIR-8 (1985):
Double conversion; VHF / FM broadcast band 76-108 MHz, AIR 108-137 MHz, VHF 144-174 MHz, LW, MW, SW - 2194 kHz,
40 memories, squelch
ICF-PRO70 (1990):
Double conversion; FM broadcast band, AM 150 kHz - 108 MHz (PRO-70/2 150 kHz - 30 MHz, 87,6 - 108 MHz),
FM, AM, SSB,
Digital display 5 kHz, 40 memories, scanning functions
ICF-PRO80 (1990):
Double conversion; FM broadcast band, AM 150 kHz - 108 MHz (115 - 223 MHz with converter), FM, AM, SSB,
Digital display 5 kHz, 40 memories, scanning functions Bedienungsanleitung
   

World Band Radios with Cassette Recorder

CF-950S (1976):
Receiver based on the ICF-5900 with monaural cassette recorder
CRF-330K (1978):
Receiver based on the CRF-320 with monaural cassette recorder
WA-5000 (1984):
Single conversion, FM broadcast band, MW, 5 x SW (49 - 16m band),
monaural cassette recorder
WA-8000 (1986):
Double conversion, FM broadcast band, MW, 7 x SW (49 - 13 mb),
Stereo cassette recorder
WA-6000 (1987):
Single conversion, FM broadcast band, MW, 5 x SW (49 - 16 m band),
Monokassettenrecorder
WA-8800 (1987):
Double conversion; FM broadcast band, MW, 8 x SW (49 - 13 mb),
Stereo cassette recorder
ICF-SW1000T (1995):
Double conversion; FM broadcast band, AM 150 kHz - 30 MHz,
FM, AM, AM-Sync, SSB,
30 memories, stereo cassette recorder (receiver similar to ICF-SW7600G)
CFS-50IL (1988):
Single conversion & dual stereo cassette recorder in "Ghetto-Blaster" design,
FM broadcast band, LW, MW, SW 5,9-17,8 MHz, digital display 5 kHz, 20 memories