WR 1/P -
Wehrmacht troops entertainment broadcast receiver. Frequency
bands: LW (150…425 kHz), MW (517…1540 kHz)
and SW (5.9…15.5 MHz). Manufactured from late
1941 by Philips-Valvo-Werke in Berlin, Germany.
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WR 1 broadcast receiver was designed by Blaupunkt in
1940. It was a high-quality rugged 6-tube superhet capable of indoor
and field operations. Letters "WR" stand for
at first Telefunken metal tubes of so-called "11th Series"
DF 11, etc.) made by Telefunken, the WR 1 was redesigned in
1941 for the new glass tubes of "25th Series" (DC 25, DF 25,
etc.) with loctal base made by Philips.
on the outside both old and new models of WR 1 receivers looked
exactly the same yet requiring different spare parts (spare tubes,
etc.), Blaupunkt had to mark the WR 1's in a special way. The
receivers of the old model were marked by big
letter "T" at the top left corner of their front panels
while receivers of the new model were marked by big letter "P".
the WR 1 receivers of Blaupunkt manufacture thru all the production
period (1940-1943) had just "WR 1" symbols on their
factory labels. But when Philips-Valvo started their own
production of WR 1 receivers they have put all the symbols "WR 1/P"
right to the factory labels.
WR 1/P of Philips-Valvo could be powered from AC or DC networks
of 90V to 250V or from 90V dry battery and either dry or storage
battery for filament. Two ENL dry cells could be used or a choice of
storage batteries including 2 В 38, 2,4 NC 28,
2,4 NC 58 or 4,8 NC 10. Car batteries of 6VDC or
12VDC could also be used with WR 1/P receiver.
= 395 х 485 х 283 mm. Weight with dry batteries - 32 kg, weight
without batteries - 26 kg.
we have not seen any Wehrmacht manuals devoted specifically to the
WR 1/P of Philips-Valvo manufacture, let us refer those interested
to D 1029/6 manual (in German language) devoted to WR 1/P of
Blaupunkt. On our site the D 1029/6 could be found as Docket
WR 1/T and WR 1/P receivers by Blaupunkt could be found in
Showcase No. 4R of this site.