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Volksempfänger VE301W Radio

Posted in Radio with tags , on February 2, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a Volksempfänger 301W Model radio. These were produced in large numbers and subsidised heavily before being sold onto the German public. These radios lacked shortwave bands which prevented them from being used to listen to foreign radio stations like the BBC. I have the other VE301 model on this site as well. The cabinet design was produced by noted industrial designer Walter Kersting.

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Propaganda officials distribute the VE301W to the German public

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Volksempfänger DKE38 Radio Technical Operations Manual

Posted in Paper, Radio with tags , , on May 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the technische betriebsanleitung or operations manual for the DKE38 Radio. I have the radio here.

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Volksempfänger DKE38 Radio

Posted in Radio with tags , , on May 20, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThe original Volksempfänger VE301 model was presented on August 18, 1933 at the 10. Große Deutsche Funkausstellung in Berlin. The VE301 was available at a readily affordable price of 76 German Reichsmark (equivalent to two weeks’ average salary), and a cheaper 35 Reichsmark model, the DKE38 (sometimes called Goebbels-Schnauze – “Goebbels’ snout” – by the general public) fitted with a multisection tube, was also later produced, along with a series of other models under the Volksempfänger, Gemeinschaftsempfänger, KdF (Kraft durch Freude), DKE (Deutscher Kleinempfänger) and other brands.

This is the DKE38 Model.

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Distribution of Volksempfangers: Birthday of the Reich Minister Goebbels was held on 29 October, the distribution of 500 new small receivers to needy fellow of the Berlin Gau in Broadcasting House in 1938. Gaupropagandaleiter Werner Wächter distributes the receiver.

Distribution of Volksempfangers: Birthday of the Reich Minister Goebbels was held on 29 October, the distribution of 500 new small receivers to needy fellow of the Berlin Gau in Broadcasting House in 1938. Gaupropagandaleiter Werner Wächter distributes the receiver.

Volksempfänger VE301 Radio Technical Operations Manual

Posted in Paper, Radio with tags , , on May 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the technische betriebsanleitung or operations manual for the VE301 Radio. I have the radio here.

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Volksempfänger VE301 Radio

Posted in Radio with tags , , , on May 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThe Volksempfänger (German for “people’s receiver”) was a range of radio receivers developed by engineer Otto Griessing at the request of Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.

The purpose of the Volksempfänger-program was to make radio reception technology affordable to the general public. Joseph Goebbels realized the great propaganda potential of this relatively new medium and thus considered widespread availability of receivers highly important.

This is the first, larger model, the VE301. It sold for 76RM when it was introduced in 1933. Note the Nazi eagles on the bakelite front above the knobs.

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