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G√ľnther Stabe - LECTRON Contributor

Mr. Stabe shared the following biography with me in 2014.

I was born in the last months of WW II, in a city whose downtown was destroyed to 97% - not easy for my mother, who also lost even her husband in Belorus (and to this day - like many - was not found). In these first years of my life, it was impossible to have any toys. Even a halfway normal life (housing, food) was a problem.

So was improvised play in ruins, with primitive means tinker simpliest things for the amusement and wait until it gets better ...



An old gifted metal construction set from the company Walther & Co. (brand STABIL) held for many years and allowed constructing cars, cranes and simplest machines. This increased my understanding of mechanical problems.

A fleet of boats made from color cartons!

Listen to the radio a radio detector was created with a gift of headphones (oh wonder of the waves - some wire, sheet metal and a diode!).

Quickly as possible to stand on my own feet and to make money, I learned the profession of a bank clerk. Later, I moved to a data processing company. I was full of enthusiasm - but no more regular working hours was thus possible, and so little time for the pursuit of hobbies.

It was only much later that I began to make up the missed time - and so I came, among other things, to LECTRON. I followed its own developments (ie blocks with "my" content) for special projects, such as a superheterodyne receiver for shortwave.

To the unique way without soldering, wiring or terminals, a circuit constantly change, expand and improve, has impressed me from the beginning! The photo below includes my 'homebrew' and replica blocks that I made using LECTRON blank blocks and covers.

A brilliant engineer, Mr. Stabe has made numerous and significant contributions to the LECTRON story over the last several years. Most recently, he designed and developed the FM Stereo radio prototype for the 50th Anniversary Model development project. He is also my research colleague and has helped to resolve many research mysteries of the LECTRON history.

A photo of two of Mr. Stabe's LECTRON creations made in 2015: An FM Stereo receiver block and a Short Wave receiver block.