Dan spots an ICOM in the trailer for the new film “I.S.S.”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who writes:

An ICOM transceiver features in the new movie I.S.S. A film from the space disaster genre about U.S. and Russian astronauts and cosmonauts on the space station when nuclear war breaks out down on Earth. See if you can ID the radio, which flashes by quite quickly in the trailer for the movie:

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Did you catch it? If you want to confirm, check out this screen shot from the trailer…

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4 thoughts on “Dan spots an ICOM in the trailer for the new film “I.S.S.”

  1. Glen Pearce ve4gap

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed it…

    When I saw 7.1005 my first thought was: “Will that frequency
    even make it through the ionosphere to the ground?” ^_^
    I’m not even an HF guy and I know that…dug a bit…depends
    on the time of day…turns out it’s the 30m band that always
    reflects day or night…I was close…

    I had to up the brightness in Paint Shop Pro to read enough
    of the front to find the model number:



    If the manufacture dates are right on that page the studio
    has probably used the same radio in a bunch of movies
    and they keep pulling out the same radio each time so
    it’s what they’ve got handy.

  2. Dan

    ICOM IC-720 if you look closely. It was very hard to capture the image from the trailer as it appeared only for a split second.

  3. Paul Evans

    “this green LED radio”. Wrong! The display is blue and it uses a luminescent display tube. It was made a long time before the ISS was a twinkle in the eyes of NASA, etc. 🙂

  4. John ve3ips

    The prop director stated “i scored this green LED radio at a garage sale for $20 knowing it would be ideal for a new movie project”

    “ I WAS not TOLD by the director or writers that the ISS was using Kenwood radios”

    “ I am sorry but next time we will use a Kenwood radio for authenticity and wrap the cables in gold and copper foil and transmit on 435 Mhz using FM”

    I checked into the script and it states in the storyboard that 40m should be used while shooting and the actor Googled it and chose 7100 khz

    I could not confirm that makeup and the grips used the radio to listen to spanish and chinese shortwave stations and Al Weiner on 7.490 as previously reported


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