Radio Sighting in “Let’s Get Harry”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Perry Lusk, who writes:

Guess what kids? Another radio sighting from the 1986 film Let’s Get
Harry! Lots of big names in this one including Mark Harmon, Robert
Duvall, Gary Busey, and former founding member of the Eagles Glenn Frey.

While on a covert rescue mission in Columbia, they found the bad guy’s
hideout with some old Yaesu equipment among other radios.

Hmmm… I wonder how far they could get out with that mag-mount
antenna? And what band is it tuned for?

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8 thoughts on “Radio Sighting in “Let’s Get Harry”

  1. Luke

    I would love to have something like this. Perfeccsmall form factor, wide frequency range (I would love to be able to listen in on railroad frequencies), and even local AM reception. Problem is, I live close to the base of a mountain with a major city on the other side. So basically reception is horrible here regarding of proximity except for nighttime shortwave, as the mountain blocks all low-power local stations that I actually want to hear.

    1. Luke

      Oops, I thought I was replying to the thread about the AOR AR-3000A. Gotta lay off the whatever I’ve been laying on!

    1. adi

      I followed your find of the FV-101Z to find that the scope above is yaesu YO-101 (is it relevant to the script location..).
      The transceiver doesn’t look like the FT-101ZD of that line and not FT-902.

  2. Frank

    I think this is normal in movies : It´s about the effect. Entire YouTube channels are devoted to finding mistakes in people playing piano or guitar in movies and animated films, or mistakes in army equipment etc.
    I enjoy posts and news by pros about such findings because I find them educative, and it´s great fun.

  3. adid

    * you look for radio “correctness” in movies but not for other mambo jumbo, totally bogus things?
    At least the got the TS430 right.
    There are coaxes running in the back of the table.
    I don’t know the yaesues to his right but could they be VHF?


  4. Ed

    I’ve long wondered how movie directors get–or more often fail to get– competent technical advisors for various scenes. I find it harder to suspend my disbelief when I see movie scenes with glaring technical mistakes like this. For radio stuff, there’s a big community of competent hobbyists who’d gladly advise movie directors for free, just to have a hand in making a better movie and maybe even get their name in the credits. A win-win solution!


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