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1963 Zenith Model 3000 Transoceanic Portable Radio

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Posted 5 years ago


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I bought this Transoceanic 9-band radio at the military exchange at Phan Rang Air Base, Vietnam. My favorite programs were the Sherlock Holmes dramas out of London, and I also liked a couple of British soap operas; one out of Singapore and the other one out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. All on the short wave bands.

I actually bought it in 1967 but this particular model was first produced in 1963 as I understand it. It was later replaced by the Model 7000 I believe. I don't know of any models in between; haven't run into any. The dial is back-lit for night use. The big handle comes in handy because this monster takes 9 size "D" batteries and it's heavy! I think I paid $147 for it, which was a lot of money in '67. Hell, it's a lot of money today....!


  1. clockerman clockerman, 5 years ago
    Very nice shortwave radio. Wow 9 d batteries...Reminds me of the old monster boomboxes from the 1970s....
    I have my little Sony ICF 7600 ,,,,,portable shortwave radio ,,,MW,,,and FM. It is from 1977 and only take 4 double a batteries.
    Beautiful Radio. Thanks for sharing.
  2. WinterWolf WinterWolf, 5 years ago
    Cool. Are you going to post your SW radio? Thanks for your response.
  3. AntiqueRadioZenith4, 5 years ago
    This radio is beautiful! it makes mine look like junk.

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