In the seventies and eighties, Russian multiband receivers also came onto the market in Germany and Switzerland - partly via the then still existing German Democratic Republic, partly via different ways, with the goal of obtaining foreign „hard“ currency - and they competed with Japanese equipment.
The Russian receivers were usually built in a robust cabinet and delivered appealing sound quality due to a large speaker. The dial calibration of most sets can only be described as rudimentary, and with poorly calibrated receivers, tuning in shortwave broadcasters became a guessing game.
Nevertheless, some of these russian sets are still much more reliable in shortwave listening than contemporary cheapish Aldi 10 Euro radio, because the components and circuitry were old(er) but rock solid.
|VEF 206||ca. 1975||Single Conversion||LW, MW, SW x 6 (60, 41, 25, 19, 16, 13 mb)||Analogue display|
|Selena B-212||1975||Single Conversion||MW, SW x 5 (160 - 80, 49 - 41, 31, 25, 19 mb), VHF||Analogue display|
|Euromatic 001 / Salut 001||1977||Double Conversion SW 2-5(8), Single Conversion on other bands||LW, MW1, MW2, SW1, SW2 - 8||Analogue display, 4 SW & 4 VHF fixed stations|