Kleinempfänger / Volksempfänger DKE 38 "People's Radio". Volksempfänger "people's receiver" was a range of radio receivers developed by engineer Otto Griessing. The purpose of the Volksempfänger-program was to make radio reception technology affordable to the general public. The Volksempfänger was designed to be produced as cheaply as possible, as a consequence they generally lacked shortwave bands and did not follow the practice, common at the time, of marking the approximate dial positions of major European stations on its tuning scale.
Only German and Austrian stations were marked and cheaper models only listed arbitrary numbers. Sensitivity was limited to reduce production costs further, so long as the set could receive Deutschlandsender and the local Reichssender it was considered sensitive enough, although foreign stations could be received after dark with an external antenna.Particularly as stations such as the BBC European service increased transmission power during the course of the war. Made in the 1940's, this Deutscher Kleinempfänger DKE 38 radio was manufactured by Wega, and is in VERY NICE used condition!
Made of bakelite, it is a simple. Box with a large circular speaker grille. Small in size, it measuring about 9.5 tall and only 4.5 inches deep.The controls consist of two knobs and a tuning dial marked with numeric scales from 0-100 in opposite directions. Complete internally with the original plug, however the cord has been replaced. I have not tested it for function, but I suspect it would work correctly when attached to the correct power source. A SUPERB item for any collection or display! Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc. , as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. Use is solely based on my authorization only. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.
The item "WW II German Army Air Force Kleinempfänger DKE 38 PEOPLE'S RADIO #3 NICE" is in sale since Sunday, August 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Other German WWII Orig. The seller is "messerschmitt_109" and is located in Thousand Oaks, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.