überarbeitet am 4.1.2015
The "designer" multiband portable Braun T1000, which also has seen use with the German diplomatic corps, has been used in a small number by the Swiss armed forces. The purpose of use is still unknown to me.
The Braun T 1000 is the only reasonable multiband shortwave receiver produced ever by the German company Braun, it was produced over several years and was also used by the German diplomatic corps, so the latter version got the letters CD added to the model designation. It is - although produced in quite high numbers, searched after by shortwave radio collectors is it was designed by famous Braun designer Dieter Rahms.
In the middle of the sixties, Braun did introduce a "revolutionary" multiband receiver design and technical concept. You might recognize it's features like the big dial, the turret tuner arrangement and the signal strength indicator in later world band receivers from Grundig, Nordmende, the Blaupunkt Supernova and even later copies of these sets from Japan... the drum tuner of the T1000 with its gold plated contacts will work reliably after many years and tuning is without any backlash.
On the left of the front panel, You find a big speaker, a removable cover will protect
the dial and controls at the right hand.
The integrated antennas allow stand-alone operation of the receiver. The set is equipped with a ferrite antenna for long- and mediumwaves, a 1,8 m telescopic shortwave antenna and two FM antennas. The rare optional direction finding equipment consisting of DF adapter PV1000 and a direction finding antenna PK1000 - has not been used by the Swiss Army.
The T1000 receiver is powered by eight UM-1 / mono cells, a ninth cell is used for dial illumination. With the optional power supply, that can be stored inside the receiver cabinet, the set can be powered by different mains voltages from 90-130 or 150-240V, it even accepts 6 - 12V DC.
The single conversion set is well suited for reception of the signals of
the major international broadcasters and external services. Tuning in to a station
on a known frequency might be a bit cumbersome, You have to listen for it's interval signal
or a familiar sounding newscast. The T1000 is capable of receiving CW and
single sideband signals by means of a BFO, tuning using the fine tuning control and
manual gain control might be a bit difficult - the T1000 is not suitable for
© Martin Boesch 4.1.2015