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Re: Saturday Night at the Movies



There have been several versions of the sci-fi movie "The Fly". A mid 1950's b/w version - the one before David Heddison and Vincent Price - used G and VE callsigns.

Dave, W7GK
Elko, NV


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Atkinson" <richarda@powerup.com.au>
To: "Amsat_BullBd" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: 16 March, 2003 20 16
Subject: [amsat-bb] Saturday Night at the Movies


> Is there any register kept that details the instances of where ham radio
> appears in movies??
> 
> - In the latter 60's in the television series "Hancock's Half Hour", the
> English comedian Tony Hancock is using a ham radio setup. That episode was
> called "The Radio Ham". A funny one this. Tony contacted a Japanese operator
> but eventually he loses his patience with him so he signs off on the
> contact. Then Tony receives a distress call. Receiving the call, the
> communication fades then comes back. During this difficulty, the lead in his
> pencil breaks when he takes down the details. After that, a valve (tube) in
> the transmitter fails. So he calls the police and they bring him a
> replacement valve. Then when he tries to carry on, there is a power failure
> and his radio set goes dead. The person in distress does get rescued such as
> was reported by newspapers the next day. It was the Japanese operator he
> contacted at first who gained the credit for reporting the distress.
> 
> - In the 1930's, there was a film I think called "Boys Town" featuring
> Spencer Tracey. Ham radio is used there. They were talking to another town
> in the US.
> 
> Richard Atkinson VK4ZA.
> 
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