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Re: Ham radio in Films & TV ?



I wonder if this will be the thing I am most remembered for 50 years 
from now.  I hope not.

;-)

Bob
N4HY


Iain Young wrote:
> John Heaton wrote:
>
>   
>> In one of the Star Trek films, there was some amateur radio in the background when Uhura was tuning around. I seem to remember that  
>> someone actually tried to decode the signal from the film.
>>     
> Indeed. It was Startrek 4: The Voyage Home. It was during the scene
> after time travelling (cant remember if it was when they went back,
> or forward).Some folks thought it was the sound of a ZX Spectrum tape
> loading, which IIRC used 1500 baud. It was in-fact AX25.
>
> There was a usenet thread about it at the time that made one of the
> "Usenet Historical Events" things, but I can't find it now.
>
> What I didn't know was that, the film also has some HF packet in it
> as well, see this URL for details:
>
> http://www.radio-active.net.au/web/articles/humor/startrek.html
>
>
> All the Best
>
> Iain
>
>
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