[amsat-bb] Re: Ham radio in Films & TV ?
rogerkola at aol.com
Mon Jan 22 15:38:49 PST 2007
How fast is a Cray-2 in comparison to computers now? ;-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert McGwier" <rwmcgwier at gmail.com>
To: "Iain Young" <g7iii at g7iii.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb at 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.
> 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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