Transistor Radio E-606
überarbeitet am 4.9.2010
In 1965 the Swiss company Velectra / Biennophone in Biel/Bienne developed
a portable transistor radio used for the reception of the public broadcast
channels in shelters and command posts of the Swiss Army and the Swiss Civil Protection
The E-606 is a portable multiband radio covering longwaves - it has a special
connector to link it up to the "Telephonrundspruch" (a nationwide wired broadcast
network with six channels broadcast over telephone lines in the longwave band) -
mediumwaves and two shortwave bands as well as the VHF / FM broadcast band.
A row of pushbuttons is used to select the waveband, "T" stands for "Telephonrundspruch",
the wired H.F. network broadcast over telephone lines as mentionned above.
To receive the off air longwave band, You have to press the two buttons "T" and
"external Antenna Y/ AFC" together, for mediumwaves the "M" (the "Y/AFC" button
activates the external antenna connector) and for the two shortwave bands "K1" or "K2".
"U" is used for the FM broadcast band, the AFC button will activate the AFC in this case.
The "T" and "M" buttons pressed together will activate a DIN tape recorder jack
for reproduction from a tape or cassette.
The receiver is a solid state single conversion superhet, the Germanium transistors
which are partly special selected ones might be very hard to find in case of need
d: Transistorempfänger E-606, Velectra, Bienne (User's manual)
© Martin Bösch 23.1.2010