Many thank to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Evans (W4/VP9KF), who writes:
I was watching a TV advert (well, no I wasn’t), but then this one
comes on with a drug for COPD.
On the kitchen table, along with the inhaler thing there just happens
to be a radio 🙂
Let’s see who can find out what it is! Thanksgiving Quiz!
Oooh…good challenge. The resolution is pretty poor int he photo, but I’m almost certain I can ID the radio. Can you? Please comment!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Carlos Latuff, who writes:
As a tribute to Sean Connery, who passed away today, let’s see if your readers may identify this radio set found in Goldfinger from 1964:
Please comment if you can ID this radio in Goldfinger!
Thank you for sharing this, Carlos. Sean Connery was a great man and, no doubt, *the* James Bond for many of us. Rest in Peace Mr. Connery.
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Pete Madtone, who writes:
I was coming home from my tai chi class in the local park yesterday and remembered this play that I watched a long time ago. Please tell me you don’t know it!
[In] the credits at the end it has another radio connection: the UK reggae DJ (BBC) David Rodigan. Great eh?
“Life changes dramatically for radio amateur Norman when he gets in touch with a round-the-world yachtsman who introduces him to a different life – and a taste of fame.”
Thanks, Pete! I was not at all familiar with this TV Movie, but I absolutely love the nostalgia factor!
Post readers: Anyone familiar with “C.Q.”–? Do you remember watching it when it was first broadcast in 1984? Please comment!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who writes:
[Found this Tecsun S2000 or Grundig 750] in the Canadian TV series Pure, which lasted 2 seasons, about Mennonites in Ontario involved in drug trafficking from Mexico.
Thanks for the tip, Dan! I was not at all familiar with this series.
We’ll put this in our ever-growing collection of radios in movies.
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mehdi, who writes
Hey Thomas. I have seen some of your posts on identifying radios in movies. I just wanted to tell you that there are at least 2 HF tarnsceivers shown in the trailer of the upcoming film “Love and Monsters” : Kenwood TS-520S, Kenwood TS-130S
Great catches, Mehdi! No doubt, if they’re in the trailer, there may be more in the movies.
Thanks for sharing!
Here’s the full trailer:
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ward, who writes:
Magnum PI episode #62 contains a ham radio that they refer to as shortwave.
Higgens calls for help on [this radio] during a hurricane. The radio receives a gun shot at the end of the show.
Thank you for sharing, Ward!
So the screen shots aren’t the highest quality in terms of seeing detail, but I think I know the model of the radio that was (sadly!) shot. 🙂
The buttons and encoder are almost unmistakable from this manufacturer.
What you you think, Post readers? Care to comment with your guess?
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mark Hirst, who writes with another mystery radio to identify:
This radio (see photo above) is featured in the mid 1970’s TV show ‘The New Avengers’, an episode called “To Catch a Rat”. Mysterious morse code messages are being intercepted in this scene.
Can you help Mark identify this radio model? Is it even a radio or is it simply a speaker? Please comment if you can ID this one!
I’ll add this post to our (massive) archive of radios in film.