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Rafael spots a Tecsun S-2000 in “The Captain”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rafael Rodríguez R., who writes:

Greetings from Colombia!

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. 

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Alcaravan Radio QSL and photos of transmitter site

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After posting this recording of Alcaravan Radio a few weeks ago, I sent in a reception report to the station–within a day, I received this QSL along with photos of the station’s transmitter and antenna site (see below).

Many thanks to Alcaravan’s QSL manager, Rafael Rodríguez R., for the prompt response! These would have been posted sooner, Rafael, but I’m only now catching up after some extended travel. Enjoy!

Alcaravan Radio's antenna site and transmitter house. (Click to enlarge)

Alcaravan Radio’s antenna site and transmitter house. (Click to enlarge)

Alcaravan Radio's 5,910 kHz transmitter. (Click to enlarge)

Alcaravan Radio’s 5,910 kHz transmitter. (Click to enlarge)

Take note that Rafael Rodríguez R. also has a DX blog in Spanish; one I hope you take a moment to visit: http://dxdesdecolombia.blogspot.com/

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