Can you help Adi identify the radios in this video?

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adi, who writes:

i just finished watching this BBC piece:

In the background are two “blurred” receivers, they are unrelated to the story as far as being told or shown.

They look as top $$$$ type but what are they?

Post Readers: Can you ID the commercial-grade rigs in the background?  Please comment!

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8 thoughts on “Can you help Adi identify the radios in this video?

  1. Mangosman

    In case you are not aware, North Korea is broadcasting in Digital Radio Mondiale in the High Frequency band. https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/north-korea-resumes-drm-broadcasts .It can be received with DRM receivers such as the Gospell and the Avion which can give perfect reception to at least 2400 km. The Gospell is available as the Tecsun Australia drm receiver and the Gospell is available from the manufacturer or Amazon India. I am not sure if they will export them out of India.

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  2. Leslie Polt

    OFFHAND I WOULD SAY JRC NRD-240, WHICH APPEARS ON THE COVER OF OSTERMAN’S MASSSIVE BOOK ON SHORTWAVE RECEIVERS

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  3. adi

    Thanks guys, indeed looks as they are NRD-240,
    I found it listed in the 3rd ed. “SW receivers past & present” pp222 with price tag of just 8000$ . And it was reviewed in 1991 passport.
    I wonder why they have two of them just to monitor their northern friend…
    Isn’t a contemporary portable will do?

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  4. Larry Thompson

    On closer look, the radios look like the Japan Radio commercial receiver the JRC-NRD 240. My reasoning is because of the keypad on the right of the receiver. The 240 was the only Japan Radio Commercial Receiver with such a keypad.

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