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Re: Ham radio in Films & TV ?



How fast is a Cray-2 in comparison to computers now?  ;-)

Roger
WA1KAT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert McGwier" <rwmcgwier@gmail.com>
To: "Iain Young" <g7iii@g7iii.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 4:53 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] 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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