Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill Hemphill (WD9EQD) who writes:
Last night, I was watching the movie “Hollow Man.” Being a ham, I’m always watching for ham gear being used in movies. Quite often they use various Kenwood or Icom handheld radios.
At about 1 and half hours in the movie, I caught a glimpse of what I thought was one
of the more usual (and unlikely) ham heldhelds:
Just from this screen clip, I was pretty sure that I was looking at the Alinco DJ-C5 credit card HT.
I was able to capture another clip that confirmed it:
In the late 90’s, Alinco made three credit card radios; DJ-C1 for two meters, DJ-C4 for 440 and finally the DJ-C5 dual band that could also receive the aircraft band.
The C1 and C4 were earpiece only radios while the C5 had a small speaker added which made it a lot more usable.
They are quite amazing little radios. It was great fun seeing them appear in a movie.
Here’s one of mine with a ink pen next to it to show size:
Thank you for sharing this, Bill! I remember when these credit card-sized HTs were on the market and I wanted one if for no other reason than to feel like a spy! Great catch, OM!