— The "soap dishes," they were all long-wave. Long and medium wave – there wasn't anything else (…) They were made after the war, in the 50's and 60's. They were small, that's why they were called soap dishes (…) Everyone was trying to make stuff as small as possible. The self-made loud speakers were made from foam plastic. I made a diffuser, it was flat. I added it to the magnetic system, and got a speaker, thinner than usual, a zero fifteen speaker. They were home-made loud speakers…The VEF was, at that time, the only transistor radio that specialists, radio amateur hams tried to put together themselves. It was well made, good quality. The design was very good. The only real problem was with the batteries. There weren't any little, small button batteries available. To be more precise, there were FBS's ones, but they quickly packed in.