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1963 Zenith Model 3000 Transoceanic Portable Radio

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    Posted 10 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....!

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    1. clockerman clockerman, 10 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, 10 years ago
      Cool. Are you going to post your SW radio? Thanks for your response.
    3. AntiqueRadioZenith4, 10 years ago
      This radio is beautiful! it makes mine look like junk.

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