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Can anyone identify this radio, it from the Dukes of hazard

Kaleier1

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My dad had something similar which was a Realistic brand made by Radio Shack. I don't know the model.
 

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The idea was to look like you had a car phone which only rich people had in those days.
 

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Hmm, whenever any of the characters used a CB in a scene, I seem to remember them using a Standard Hand Mic. I could be wrong, all I really remember from that show was the lady with the short shorts :)
 

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Hmm, whenever any of the characters used a CB in a scene, I seem to remember them using a Standard Hand Mic. I could be wrong, all I really remember from that show was the lady with the short shorts :)
I may be wrong, but I think that radio/phone set-up was on Boss Hogg's desk in the Duke's of Hazzard. And the fine lady with the short-shorts was Daisy Duke (Katherine Bach). I always enjoyed the scenes with her. :cool:
 

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Worked a few Truck Pull Shows in the early 80's with her it was a lot of fun to work with her.
PROSHOWS PRODUCTIONS
 

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This is a MOTOROLA IMTS RadioTelephone alike to the one my father had installed first in 1962 and in a series of Buick’s and Cadillacs until 1987.

Owned his own business so the cars + telephone owned by that company.

Head unit in car. Main unit in trunk (single tube and an unending amount of transistors & solid-state under that cover). Antenna was a base-load whip about 4’ tall. Mounted behind rear glass on passenger side. (Was often asked in late 1970s if it was for a CB).

Calls were first operator-assisted, and later one might have to wait for one of the three channels available in Dallas in those years (Dad would irritatedly cuss the rich oilmen who would tie up the lines calling their girlfriends after 5:00 as this was, literally, the only private phone use they had).

Long distance was always operator assistance. Relayed.

Early 1970s the air time cost was about $10/minute in today’s money. You’ll never guess why I remember that (was a teenager then).

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Oh the prosperous and pampered life we have with these small flat rectangles in our pockets called SmartPhone.

I was looking to see if the Motorola car telephone had a coin slot, but no it doesn't.

As for remembering costs, let's guess you called someone without permission and the bill told on you.
 
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