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überarbeitet am 23.10.2010

The German manufacturer has been active in a very wide field from communications technology to home electronics.

In the fifties and sixties, Siemens Halske was one of the leading manufacturers of communications equipment for the military and maritime market. A few of these can be found in the Siemens Boatanchors section.

The Siemens Elektrogeräte GmbH in Munich sold all kinds of electronic and electric appliances. In their range of hifi equipment, Siemens sold a hifi tuner with a PLL synthesized tuner covering shortwave segments.
In the eighties, many of the popular shortwave travel receivers from Sangean have been sold in Germany and Switzerland under Siemens label. I'm not absolutely sure, whether the sets with their decent black-gold frontpanels really had an improved circuitry, or if they only had an "improved" price tag.

Siemens started it's travel radio production career with the RK-641/RK-651, the successor of the Sony ICF-2001, better known as Sangean ATS-803. The RK-670, the twin of Sangeans ATS-818CS with it's integrated cassette recorder got quite popular among shortwave listeners, who liked to record the weekly letterbox programs or DX digest of the favourite External Service on tape.
Shortly after the announcement of the RK-777, almost identical to the ATS-909 with it's superior SSB capabilities and RDS decoding, Siemens declared to withdraw from the consumer electronics market in Germany - I doubt that very many sets have been sold under the RK-777 label.
Thankfully, Sangean products are now available under their original label from a German importer.