In a Chinese film called “The Captain” (2019) or in its Spanish title “Terror in the Air” that recreates the situations experienced in 2018 by Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8633, when on their trip from Chongqing to Lhasa, they lost pressure due to a broken windshield on the passenger side.
In a scene where an aviation fan finds out about the situation of the plane, a Tecsun model S-2000 appears; which inherited the design and technology of the Grundig Satellit 750, and has also been produced under the Eton brand. It can be seen that the radio is tuned to the 11465 kHz frequency and although it is not a frequency assigned to air mobile traffic, it is very close to a range established for this purpose.
The film also shows what appear to be actual air traffic control centers in China and shows the deployment of airport emergency services in China under the administration of the CAAC.
A little error in the scene is that the radio does not have an external antenna connected, only the telescopic antenna is extended.
Thank you for sharing this, Rafael! Sounds like a great film, especially for us aviation geeks.
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Alan Lurie, who writes:
Hey, I’ve known your site for quite a while, ever since someone gave me Sony’s last portable world band radio, the ICF-SW7600 many years ago. Was wondering if maybe you or someone else who peruses your blog would recognize this set in the background of an episode of Orphan Black.
Hard to tell, but it appears to be a more conventional radio. Regardless, it is positively fierce! And since the imrdb seems to have died, I thought I’d ask you. Hope it’s not a bother. I’m still learning so please keep up the good work!
It’s not a bother at all, Alan! Indeed, many here in the SWLing Post community love solving our radio mysteries. Sadly, I can’t get enough detail from the image to determine the model, but I’m willing to bet someone else can! There are a couple good clues in there.
Readers: Please comment if you can ID this radio. Good luck!
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