stern radio camping with turquoise front
Stern-Radio Camping, close up of the antenna
stern radio camping, close up of the control buttons
stern radio camping with turquoise front

Stern radio „Camping“

Portable radio with swiveling handle

The “Camping” travel radio (28.0 x 7.0 x 17.0 cm) has a white plastic case and a light blue front cover. The radio’s narrow, rectangular format and the moveable, metal and plastic handle make it easy to transport. It has an extractable antenna and is battery-operated. In addition to the four buttons and three dials on the top of the radio, there is also a radio-wave indicator. The turquoise front side is structured by vertical bars and double-rowed slits over the loudspeaker. The radio, which was designed in 1968 by Michael Stender, was produced by VEB Stern-Radio Berlin, the only GDR manufacturer to produce portable radios (from 1962 onwards). The logo “RFT” shown on the front of the radio stood for “Radio und Fernmelde-Technik”, referring to the industrial sector of information technology and measuring systems.

Key data

Metal, Plastic
VEB Kombinat-Stern-Radio Berlin
Michael Stender
LxWxH radio: 28,0 x 7,0 x 17,0 cm


  • Broadcasting
  • Camping
  • Design
  • Electric appliance
  • Entertainment electronics
  • Music
  • Plastic
  • Radio
  • Technology
  • 60s
  • black
  • silver
  • turquoise
  • white