Tag Archives: Radios in Movies

Can you ID the radio in this pharmaceutical ad?

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!

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Can you identify this radio in Goldfinger?

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.

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Pete rediscovers the 1984 Channel 4 Film “C.Q.”

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!


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Dan spots a shortwave radio in Canadian TV series “Pure”

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.

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Mehdi spots two Kenwood transceivers in the “Love and Monsters” trailer

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:

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Ward discovers a radio in Magnum PI Episode 63: “The Big Blow”

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.

73, Ward

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?

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Help Mark identify this radio in The New Avengers

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.

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