Salora Srp 10, 1964

Salora SRP 10 (SRP = Salora radiophone) was a novelty developed by two enthusiastic radio amateurs who worked at Salora: Lauri Lindroos and Martti Juva. Engineer Martti Juva worked at Salora’s planning section and he would later become e.g. product development manager.

In 1963 Salora got call for offers for a so-called company radio from the general staff’s signals department. The offer was about developing a VHF-FM radiophone and manufacturing a model set. The company radio was to be made by using semiconductor technology. However, the radiophone project of the defensive forces fell through.

As a result of this Salora was left with a new product, a VHF radiophone, SRP 10, that was later offered for other users. One of the first customers was the national civil defence department. Nevertheless, the market was small in the 1960’s and Salora’s radiophone operation was not profitable and therefore it was many times in danger of being discontinued.

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