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Radio Popular; București - Bucharest

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Name: Radio Popular; București - Bucharest    (RO)  
Abbreviation: radiopopul
Products: Model types

Fabrica Radio Popular
București (1949)

Radio Popular is a comglomerate of previous companies, including S.A.R. Philips.

Founded: 1949
Closed: 1960
Production: 1949 - 1960

End of 1948/beginning of 1949, Philips, together with other small companies like Radiomet, Starck etc., formed a new business named Fabrica Radio Popular.

The first produced radio was the Record S49U, made from Soviet components and design.

The company was renamed Electronica in 1960.

This manufacturer was suggested by Lenuta Chirita.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
RO  50 Record S50A2 6А10С   
RO  54 Simfonia S541A ECH42  Bands: LW: 1000-2000 m; MW: 200-550 m; SW: 17-50 m. 
RO  50 Partizan S511A 6А8  Bands: LW: 150-500 kHz; MW: 510-1800 kHz; SW: 15-50 m; Tubes: Soviet Union. 
RO  57 Victoria S571A ECH81  Bands: LW: 150-300 KHz; MW: 600-1600KHz; SW: 6-12 MHz. 
RO  54 Carpati S545U UCH21  SW 15.8 - 50 meters. 
RO  57 Lux S574A ECH81  Bands: LW: 1000-2000 m; MW: 187-580 m; SW: 16.5-50 m; Controls and accessories: on/off mod... 
RO  50–55 Armonia S561A ECH42   
RO  52/53 Pionier 52 S521A2 6А7   
RO  49/50 Pionier S 503A 6А7  Caution: Hot chassis! Use isolation transformer for repairs! 
RO  57 Opereta S 572 A ECH81   
RO  58/59 Romanta 59 S581A 6H31   
RO  57/58 Bicaz S573A [A] 6А10С