Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W7TCT, Oct 5, 2017.
Christmas with the Kranks
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").
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.
It's a dramatization, not a documentary.
Thanks for the head's-up may have to go watch it again this weekend.
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.
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.
Really like how they used a Heathkit receiver as a transceiver.
Bill - K5MIL
SMOKEY & THE BANDIT !!!!
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.