Wehrmacht-Rundfunkempfänger "Rudi" WR1/P

Militär (verschiedene Hersteller gleicher Modelle)

  • Year
  • 1941 ?
  • Category
  • Military Receiver
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 637
    • alternative name: WEHRMACHT

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 7
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common)
  • Tuned circuits
  • 7 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast, Long Wave and Short Wave.
  • Power type and voltage
  • Line / Batteries (any type) / AC/DC: 90-250 / Batt: 2 x 1,25 & 90 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
  • Material
  • Metal case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: Wehrmacht-Rundfunkempfänger "Rudi" WR1/P - Militär verschiedene
  • Shape
  • Boatanchor (heavy military or commercial set >20 kg).
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 395 x 458 x 283 mm / 15.6 x 18 x 11.1 inch
  • Notes
  • Wehrmachtgerät. Diode; Feldstärkeanzeige. Von Blaupunkt und/oder Philips hergestellt? Von wem noch? WR1/P (Rudy) was manufactured by Philips. My sources say "Philips Deutschland". Blaupunkt model was WR1 (this is on the label) though here and there it was called WR1/T. We have both models at RKK Radio Museum in Moscow, Russia.

    Frequency ranges:
    LW: 150 ÷ 425 kHz (2,000 ÷ 706m.)
    MW: 517 ÷ 1540 kHz (580 ÷ 195 m.)
    SW: 6.0 ÷ 15.5 MHz (50 ÷ 19.4 m.)
    With the insertion of the group of coils available on request it is possible to receive these special wave ranges:
    SW II: 21.7 ÷10.5 MHz (13.8 ÷28.5 m.)
    SW III: 10.5 ÷ 4.6 MHz (28.5 ÷ 65.0 m.)
    SW IV: 4.6 ÷ 1.5 MHz ( 65 ÷ 200 m.)

    This device can also be powered in alternating voltage with any value between 90 and 250 V, it does not require a voltage change.

    Jack for pick-up and earphone. With a microphone and adding a tube it can works as an amplifier.

    Weight: Without batteries 26 kg - with batteries 32 kg.
    Courtesy of "Radiosurplus Ieri e Oggi", Italy  by Umberto Bianchi†

  • Source of data
  • Radiokatalog Band 2, Ernst Erb
  • Circuit diagram reference
  • Lange + Schenk
  • Literature/Schematics (3)
  • Radiosurplus Ieri e Oggi, Italy CD editor, by Umberto Bianchi, 1982

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Forum contributions about this model: Militär verschiedene: Wehrmacht-Rundfunkempfänger "Rudi" WR1/P

Threads: 3 | Posts: 6

In einer nicht veröffentlichten Philips-Apparate-Typen-Liste aus 1955 habe ich ein Gerät mit der Bezeichnung Rudi erfasst. Das Dokument zählt 140 Seiten und enthält nur die originelle Röhren-Bestückung von Philips-Geräten und Geräten angehöriger Firmen/Marken (wie NSF, Siera, Mediator, Jura, Mullard, Fenno, Dux, Kosmos, usw.) bis 1946.

Siehe Ausschnitt aus dem genannten Dokument.

Auch dieser Rudi ist mit 7 Röhren bestückt, die alle (ausserhalb der DC21) im RMorg auch schon angelegt sind, aber noch nicht mit einem Gerät verlinkt.


Gidi Verheijen

Gidi Verheijen, 29.Aug.18

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I found an interesting Slovak version of "Rudi" - VR1-S. The tubes D..25 were originally in the set, but the found set was in a bad condition. Restoration done partially. To get feeling how this radio performes, a super made on E..21 tubes installed so far. The radio showes an extremelly high sensitivity. All the labels on the front page are in Slovak language.

Has anyone an idea which manufacturer produced this set? Original resistors and condensers made by Siemens. The guys specialising on military sets said, that this set was provided to Slovak troops, during the so called former "Slovak state", cca 1940, to highly positioned Slovak officers.


Viktor Cingel, 15.Jun.08

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Das am 6.7.2004 versteigerte Gerät war laut Anbieter von Philips.

Jürgen Stichling, 20.Aug.04

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