One circuit radio
issued around 1940 under
Regent and Head of State, Miklós
Horthy, and based on the German "Deutscher Kleinempfänger"
from 1938. This model was not as popular as the German DKE. The number of radios produced is not exactly known but
must have been in the region of 30,000 to 45,000.
Production period: 1939-1941. There is also an AC/DC
version of this radio: the 011U.
The radio was also made by other makers: these makers used the type numbers 22V/22U
140V/140U/141V/141U (Telefunken) and 2010 (U version) and 2011 AC version)
The reddish brown bakelite casing looks like that of
the German Volksempfänger DKE, but it has more ornaments
and it has a square gap for the loudspeaker. The radio can only receive medium wave
(280-850 meter), whereas
the German DKE receives both medium and long wave.
knob operates the input coils coupling, the right knob
operates the reaction variable capacitor.
In the rim above the speaker the
Hungarian state coat of arms is visible.
A small number of radios were made with
the Orion logo instead of the Hungarian coat of arms.