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Old 1st Dec 2017, 4:24 am   #1
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Default Identifying mystery radio (Sonix Victory 75)

Admints, apologize if this is a duplicate post/ radio was identified. Please

Friends, need help identifying this particular radio. In 1978, "The New Avengers" season 2 episode 5: Obsession ran the series with the villain holding what supposedly a rocket launcher device. I believe it was a military radio receiver.

Anyone can help identify this/ direct me to the right path?
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Old 1st Dec 2017, 9:26 am   #2
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The pseudo-military styling was commonly used for various AM & AM/FM radios in the late 1970's. This is the first AM/FM one I have seen.
The circuit will be a generic one made in Hong Kong? Power by 4x 'C' cell batteries & possibly being battery/mains with a 2 pin 'shaver' plug. I wonder if it is stuffed with four Flying Bomb batteries?
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Old 1st Dec 2017, 9:30 am   #3
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I'm sure this set has cropped up in the forums before, but was never identified.
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Looks like a cut down version of the National Panasonic Cougar No 7

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/panaso...o7_rf_877.html

As has already been said there was a proliferation of these things in the 70's so it might not have been one of the known manufactutrers.

Now where did I put my Cougar 7 I have rockets to launch

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Don't think it's military!...More like a Panasonic 3 waveband job, some features similar to this:

http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/...01187&start=20

EDIT: Post crossed!!

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Or this:

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/unknow...ictory_75.html

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Spot on Lawrence

Excellent spot

Its a mystery no more I was beginning to think that the picture had been reversed since all the sets I found had the dial on the right.

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I remember this (or similar) cropping up in our Wanted forum. To emulate a Storm Trooper from Star Wars.
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I used to collect radio's when I was a kid, my grandparents had a caravan in Wales and stayed there over the summer. The high spot of the year for me was the school summer holidays, I'd be taken to Wales and stay with them for the holidays. Grandad always bought me a radio, unfortunately, they all got lost over the years. I keep looking on the local boot sales for any like the ones I had, but no luck yet.
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I used to collect radio's when I was a kid,.................. they all got lost over the years. I keep looking on the local boot sales for any like the ones I had, but no luck yet.
There are many here with collections trying to thin down

Start a new thread in the wanted section with at least basic descriptions of what your looking for and the time period.

Lawrence in particular has a knack of finding sets from the flimsiest of descriptions.

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My Grandfather owned a similar 'military styled' but otherwise very domestic AM/FM radio receiver from about the early seventies onwards.

Afraid I can't remember the brand, but it definitely wasn't a mainstream brand like Panasonic otherwise I would have remembered it. It was more the type of thing which would be advertised in a quarter page advert in amongst the classifieds near the back of tabloid newspapers, usually accompanied by some very dubious claims about the origins / performance of the unit. He was a bit susceptible to those.

His was battery or mains powered, with the mains lead stowed away in a rear compartment covered by a flap secured by two press studs. The mains plug was a moulded-on flat two-pin type and so the necessary adaptor, which of course could not be stowed in the compartment, had to be kept around somewhere nearby when the radio was stowed out of use.
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There were a whole range of radios like that at the time, made by non-mainstream companies. My Dad had something similar. Possibly a Steepletone? Big multiband thing with airband on too. The case was a sort of leatherette/cardboard affair. He probably ordered it from the Exchange and Mart magazine, as he always had a copy of that lying around. I think he bought an electronic project kit for me from there too. I haven't seen one exactly the same as the one in the photo though.
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Whoa guys, been a while since I last logged on here. Didn't realize I'd got a lot of help here. And a reply even correctly identified the mystery radio. @ms660 Thanks so much!
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