[amsat-bb] Re: Ham radio in Films & TV ?

Iain Young g7iii at g7iii.net
Mon Jan 22 11:20:35 PST 2007

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:


All the Best


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