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[aprssig] APRS and "Live Free or Die Hard"...

'Scott Miller' scott at opentrac.org
Fri Jul 6 04:47:40 UTC 2007


I seem to recall that the one set in the airport (that was a Die Hard,
wasn't it?) had ham HTs, too.  Maybe Kenwoods, I don't remember.

If you want a radio with lots of fancy buttons and lights, though, you're
probably better off with ham gear than commercial radios... the latter tend
toward the plain and rugged end of the spectrum.

Of course, movie radios are almost always full-duplex, too.  No need to let
go of the key to hear the other guy, and you can interrupt him at any time
if you need to inject some comment.

Don't get me started on the strangely cellphone-like radios in Lost, that
show signal bars to let you know when you can talk to the other guy, and
that give a feedback squeal when you try to transmit at the same time as a
completely unrelated transmitter on a different band...

Scott
N1VG

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Timothy J. Salo
> Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 9:29 PM
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] APRS and "Live Free or Die Hard"...
> 
> Am I the only person who watched "Live Free or Die Hard"
> and noticed a couple two-second shots of a "police radio"
> that looked more like a Kenwood rig tuned to 144.34 MHz?
> 
> Perhaps, someone should complain to the FCC about unauthorized
> use of the ham bands by 20th Century Fox...
> 
> -tjs
> 
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