Radio Pages

Siemens Elektrogeräte GmbH, München

Siemens Logo
travel radios
portable receivers
communication receivers
oldie - receivers
"boatanchors"
military equipment
 
Grundig
Panasonic
Philips
Sangean
Siemens
Sony
 
Siemens
RK 661
RK 659
RK 651
RK 665 / 765
RK 670 / 770
RK 665 / 765
RK 777
 
shortwave reception
RTTY decoding
 
receiver list
receiver manuals
 
links
varia / copyright
about / contact

überarbeitet am 23.10.2010

Under the label of Siemens, many Korean made shortwave travel radios from Sangean have been sold in Germany. Everytime, I asked a Siemens sales representative at a Radio Fair about the differences between the Siemens and the usually reasonnably cheaper Sangean sets, I got the answer, that the circuitry has been improved and has been specially adapted for the German market. Personally, I never got absolutely convinced, that there have been significant improvements made, over the fact that the design had been changed to a beautiful black-golden appearence... The reception quality seemed to be very similar i.e. identical, bit the market price in Germany didn't. Here in Switzerland, the sets have been for sale under both names from different importers.
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.

Travel Radios

RK-621 / Sangean SG-789:
single conversion, FM, LW, MW, 7xSW (49-13m), analog dial
RK-622:
miniature receiver, single conversion, FM, MW, 7xSW (49-16m), analog dial
 
RK-631:
simpler single conversion, FM, MW, 7xSW (49-16m), analog dial
 
RK-641/ Sangean ATS-803:
double conversion, FM, LW, MW, SW 150 kHz - 29,999 MHz, FM-FM, AM, SSB (BFO), direct frequency keypad entry, 9 memories, clock / timer
RP-647 G4/ Sangean ATS-800A:
single conversion, FM, MW, SW 3,2-7,3 and 9,4-21,75 MHz, digital frequency readout (5 kHz), 20 memories, clock / timer
 
RK-651 / Sangean ATS-803A:
double conversion, FM, SW 150 kHz - 29,999 MHz, FM-FM, AM, SSB (BFO),
improved version with 2 IF bandwidths 6,8/2,8 kHz, direct frequency keypad entry, 9 memories, clock / timer
RK-659 / ATS-606A:
double conversion, FM, AM 153 - 29995 kHz; FM, AM,
2 IF bandwidths, digital frequency readout 1 kHz, direct frequency keypad entry, 54 memories, clock / timer
RK-661/ ATS-808A:
double conversion, FM, LW, MW, SW 1,6 - 30 MHz, FM, AM, 2 IF bandwidths, digital frequency readout 1 kHz, direct frequency keypad entry, 45 memories, clock / timer
RK-665 / Sangean ATS-818:
double conversion, FM, LW, MW, SW 1,6 - 30 MHz; FM, AM, SSB(BFO),
2 IF bandwidths, digital frequency readout 1 kHz, direct frequency keypad entry, 45 memories, clock / timer
RK-702:
simpler single conversion, FM, MW, 5xSW(49-19m), world time clock and timer
RK-709:
single conversion, FM, LW, MW, 9 x SW (75 - 13m), clock / timer
 
RK-712:
single conversion, FM, LW, MW, 9xSW(75-13m), world time clock and timer, similar to RK-709
RK-713:
single conversion, FM, MW, 8xKW, world time clock
 
RK-721:
single conversion, FM, MW, 7 x SW (49 - 13 mB)
 
RK-759 (1993):
FM, MW, KW 1715 - 29995 kHz;
digital frequency readout 5 kHz, 45 memories, clock / timer
 
RK-765 / Sangean ATS-818A / Realistic DX-390 (1993):
double conversion, FM, LW, MW, SW 1,6 - 30 MHz; FM, AM, SSB(BFO),
2 IF bandwidths, digital frequency readout 1 kHz, direct frequency keypad entry, 45 memories, clock / timer
RK-777 / Sangean ATS-909:
double conversion, FM, LW, MW, SW 1,6 - 30 MHz, FM-RDS, AM, AM-Sync, SSB(BFO),
2 IF bandwidths, digital frequency readout 100 Hz, direct frequency keypad entry, 306 memories, clock / timer, scanning functions

World Band Radios with Cassette Recorder

RK-670 / RK-770 / ATS-818CS / Realistic DX-390 (1993):
double conversion, FM, LW, MW, SW 1,6 - 30 MHz; FM, AM, SSB(BFO),
2 IF bandwidths, digital frequency readout 1 kHz, direct frequency keypad entry, 45 memories, clock / timer, mono cassette recorder