The Reporter 5, or
Riporter 5, and in Russian the –епортер 5. Portable
bobbin dictophone made in Hungary, in Budapest the
company "Mechanikai Laboratorium" it is probable since
1965. His applicability is clear from the name, and
really such dictophones long time were used in the USSR
for record of reportings.
Photos can be enlarged
The design of the recorder is designed for use in harsh
environments, and a durable metal housing, and the trunk
of a thick skin extra protection against shocks.
Dimensions recorder without coffer 227 x 180 x 70 mm.
Weight 2.6 kg without batteries. It is used tape width
of 6.3 mm on spools up to 10 cm in diameter. The speed
of the magnetic tape 9.53 sm/sec.
Recording is made on the whole width of the tape. There
rewind. Power supply 9 v on six batteries, type D, or
from an external power source. Wiring is collected on
transistors 13 - AC107 (2 pcs.), OC1045 (7 pcs.), OC1074
(3 pcs.), OC1016 (1 pc.). There are connectors (DIN-5)
to connect a microphone, an external power supply,
headphones, or other external devices. There is also a
volume control / recording level dial gauge and power
control / record level. To control the power supply
press the button next to the indicator. With the recorder you have a
dynamic microphone (200 ohms) with a telescopic stand
and retractable tripod stand.
This recorder was manufactured in 1970, and still works
well. I like this unit. In spite of the simple design,
it looks okay, especially complete with the original
Operating Instructions with the circuit diagram can be
The recorder may well be
used without false panels, and maybe even more
convenient way. I think, in this form it looks better
seen rotating guide rollers, there is a hint of
resemblance to Stellavox Sm5. By the way, constructively
Reporter 5 is really made based Stellavox Sm5. This is
evidenced by the kinematics scheme and layout design. In
both cases, the electronics board with the front panel
is inserted into the recorder housing and is connected
to the bottom connector them.
Dynamic microphone with an impedance of 200 Ohm coil.
The design of the original, stand tripod folded turns
into convenient handle, which extends from the strut.
When fully extended microphone stand has a height of 63
cm. It weighs 300 grams.
Kinematics on one engine with electronic stabilization
ensures constant belt speed of 9.53 cm/s with an
accuracy of less than 2%. Stabilizer engine speed is
assembled on a long, narrow board mounted on the wall
along the battery compartment. Powerful control
transistor (OC1016) bolted near the metal housing as the
radiator. Next to the stabilizer is 14-pin connector for
connection with electronics. The mechanism used rubber
belt 3, one of which is flat. There rewind, fast forward
there. This flywheel has sectoral markup to fine-tune
the rotation speed using a strobe light.
The electronics board from the front
panel. It collected all the electronics, except for the
engine speed regulator.