TV Show The Last Ship using ham radio?

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  1. WF3J

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    In tonight's episode of The Last Ship on TNT, members of the ships Captain Chandler's family were using what appears to be an old ham radio and after making some repairs to it, one of the characters called out as W6ABH and was trying to make contact with the ship's captain. The call sign does not exist, but did anyone else notice this and do you think it is ham radio being used in this show? It is the number 1 rated drama of the summer, and would certainly be giving ham radio some good press if it is.
     
  2. KK4PGH

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    I saw that also.

    Looks like a Heathkit or an old yaesu.

    I thought is was pretty cool, but nothing overly awesome. Many folks associate survival comms with ham radio so no surprise
     
  3. KF5RHI

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    Yeah, I saw it too. They've played some snippets of what was supposed to be ham radio traffic from the combat information center (?) on other episodes. I really like that show. It's already been renewed for at least another season.
     
  4. K8MCN

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    He was calling on 14.440
     
  5. KC1BLE

    KC1BLE Ham Member QRZ Page

    I also watch this show and understand why its ratings are so high. There have been several references to amateur radio throughout the season. I'm sure some may catch on to the importance of the hobby should Armageddon ever strike, but I suppose most will just pass it off. My guess is he was operating a FT-101.

    Tune in next week for the exciting season finale!
     
  6. AA9G

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    I've watched it also. Pretty interesting show.
     
  7. G1ZQC

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    It is definitely a Yaesu, possibly a 101. Amateur radio will always be a mainstay for emergency communications, due to its portability ETC.
    Yes a very good show. I use a Torrent site to get the episodes.
    73 G1ZQC.
     
  8. PY3IT

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    It looks like a old Yaesu FT-101.

    W6ABH: http://hamcall.net/call/W6ABH:1969

    ARCHIVE CALLSIGN. This is not current data.
    From the 1969 HamCall Archives:
    [SIZE=+1]Loudon F Gingery, W6ABH:1969[/SIZE]
     
  9. WD0FVV

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    Without a doubt it was a Yeasu FT-101. Interesting when the back of the radio was shown the fan was not operating...a common case with 101's and newer. It's a great series, a little bit out of band although, but, what the heck, any frequency in an emergency.
     
  10. N2SR

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    He didn't want to "interfere" with 14.313
     
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