313 is part of a wide range of "Néprádió"
(People's Radio) models manufactured in Hungary in the '50s.
model is same to Orion 313 but was manufactured by Rádió
Vállalat (radio factory).
this one, most of the RAVA 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.
a superheterodyne with fixed tuning, it hasn’t the dial and
it can receive only two national stations: Kossuth and Petőfi.
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.
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.
At that time the selling price of the radio was 380 HUF.
more information about the Hungarian People’s radios please back
to “Hungarian radios” page and click on the link “Hungarian