Where have you seen ham radio in movies and tv shows?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W7TCT, Oct 5, 2017.

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  1. W4IOA

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    Christmas with the Kranks
  2. SM0AOM

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    A sometimes forgotten movie with a considerable amateur radio theme in its plot
    is this 1956 French feature film "Si tous les gars du monde" ("Race for Life").


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  3. KK4NSF

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    The movie "The Bank Job" was on TV the other day. It's a true story about the largest bank heist in British history. The bad guys ultimately get foiled by a radio operator who overhears the robbers' look-out talking on a walkie-talkie. At first I thought that they had got it wrong, since walkie-talkies operate on CB frequencies.... but then I realized that this was taking place in London in the 1970's, where there was no unlicensed "CB".

    The portrayal was a bit weak, though. The antenna shown was a small VHF discone, and was sitting right next to the receiver.... with no coax cable. The walkie-talkies were shown communicating with the robbers inside a closed bank vault.
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  4. KS2G

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    It's a dramatization, not a documentary. ;)
  5. N4FLF

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    Thanks for the head's-up may have to go watch it again this weekend.
  6. VK2ALE

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    I believe that Die Hard 2 had a Kenwood TS-940 and an SM220 being used in the back of one of the Psuedo Military trucks.
  7. W5TTW

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    If you look really close at the chariot race in Ben Hur...nah...I don't want to spoil it, You'll see it for yourself.
  8. K5MIL

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    Really like how they used a Heathkit receiver as a transceiver.

    Bill - K5MIL
    Advanced Class
  9. WA4SIX

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  10. KU3X

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    I've seen ham radio used in a lot of movies, but the worst incident of misuse of ham radio was in a movie but I don't remember which movie it was.

    The person was handed a message and told to sent it. He use a Vibroplex chrome plated, jeweled movement bug. He closed the shorting bar and then sent his message. WHAT ! He just disabled the bug by doing so. At least it gave me a good laugh.

    Barry, KU3X
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