Orion 313

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Frequency range

Medium Waves, only two fixed frequency (Kossuth e Petőfi).


UCH21 – UF21 – UBL21 -  selenium rectifier

Intermediate frequency

473,6 Kc

Power supply

 110 / 220 V. a.c.

Measure of the case

27,5 cm wide; 22 cm tall; 15,5 cm deep.

Overall dimensions

27,5 cm wide; 22 cm tall; 17,5 cm deep.


Kg. 3,3


313 is part of a wide range of "Néprádió" (People's Radio) models manufactured in Hungary in the '50s.

This model is conceptually similar to Orion 115A with some little circuit differences.

Like this one, most of the 313 have the aluminum case, but some of them were manufactured with a wood case.
The main feature of this unit is its extreme simplicity.

It’s a superheterodyne with fixed tuning, it hasn’t the dial and  it can receive only two national stations: Kossuth and Petőfi.

The power switch / volume control are operated by the right knob, the left knob operates the rotating switch for the tuning and has three positions: 0 (silent) - K (Kossuth) - P (Petőfi). The central knob operates the fine-tuning.

The metal case, for safety reasons, is insulated from the chassis, looking at the pictures you can see the bakelite ring spacers which separates the chassis from its mounting.

This version diffres from the other 313 for working with a selenium diode rectifier.
At that time the selling price of the radio was 380 HUF.

For more information about the Hungarian People’s radios please back to “Hungarian radios” page and click on the link “Hungarian People’s radio”.