[amsat-bb] Re: Ham radio in Films & TV ?
rwmcgwier at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 13:53:45 PST 2007
I wonder if this will be the thing I am most remembered for 50 years
from now. I hope not.
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:
> All the Best
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