TRF receiver with reaction control
with brown bakelite case and cardboard back. Made since
1938 by a number of companies in Germany, Austria and
Lorenz came up with the best design of a low-cost radio
and also played an important role in its further
development. The receiver only has two valves: the
rectifier VY2 and the VCL11 triode/tetrode. Hungary had
its own version of the DKE, the Orion
Nick-name for the radio was
"Goebbelsschnauze", or Goebbels' snout.
knob operates the input coils coupling, the right knob
operates the reaction variable capacitor. In the middle
the tuning knob with a 0-100 scale in white (200-600
meters) and red (800-2000 meters). By turning the tuning
knob to the red part of the scale, the radio switches
from medium to long wave.
There is also a battery version, the
DKE38B. During the war a number of austerity measures
were introduced. After 1940 the "Brummregulator" was
An identical version of the radio,
the DKE50, (without the eagle and swastika) was produced
after the war in 1950. This radio was made in the colours
black and ivory.