VEF 206

Manufactured by VEF Radio Works, Riga, Lithuania.

Various multiband receivers were developed at VEF in Lithuania and produced mainly to be exported against hard currency.

The sets differ slightly in design.

VEF 206

Technical data

Power supply


  • 305 x 240 x 105 mm, weight 2.7 kg



The VEF 206 is a portable set with a carrying handle and a telescopic antenna mounted on its top. Its dimensions are similar to those of other common sets from the 1960s and 1970s; it was produced in the Soviet Union for export to Western countries in exchange for hard currency.

The set can be operated from six UM-2 batteries or 9 V DC, the power socket is of an unusual standard.

The horizontal frequency dial on the front panel has only sparse frequency marks. Apparently there are different frequency dial variants, on my set the frequency markers are in metres, which proves to be impractical if you have looked up the transmission frequency in MHz or kHz.

The tuning knob and the volume control are located at the right of the loudspeaker grille, the band selector is located on the right face, the selected band is displayed in a small window. Below that is the tone control.

Technical principle

Single conversion with the common intermediate frequency of 465 kHz.


The set is equipped with semiconductors.

Technical documentation


The set was developed at VEF in Riga, mainly for export. Various mail-order companies in Germany sold it at relatively low prices.

Further information

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