Write-in campaign (was Re: Re: Hallicrafters in the movies....)

Mike Silva mjsilva at JPS.NET
Fri Feb 2 23:48:49 EST 2001

Half-cocked alert!

OK, looks like tcm.com is NOT Turner Classic Movies.  They'll be getting my
email anyway -- serves 'em right!  Instead go to
http://www.turnerclassicmovies.com/SEARCH/ and search for the movie (it's
not scheduled).  At that point you'll be asked if you want to request the
movie, and they'll even send an email letting you know when it's scheduled.

Mike, KK6GM

----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Buska" <d.buska at ADVANTEST.COM>
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: Hallicrafters in the movies....

> Hi Dave and BA fellows,
> The best all-time favorite, for me, is the movie "Everybody's Hobby" from
1938.  The movie centers
> around a family (Dad, mom, sis, son and lazy uncle) and their hobbies.
Well the son's hobby is ham
> radio (which is featured most during the movie).  He gets the call WA6MUG
(remember this is well
> before WA callsigns existed so back then it was made up).  He didn't
really like the MUG part but
> said "it would really swing on code" (code is real too during the movie).
To continue, it is just loaded
> with lots of 1930 vintage ham equipment, especially west costs stuff like
Patterson and such.  Lot's of
> homebrew transmitters too.  Near the end of the movie during a forest fire
in the mountains the forest
> rangers are using a hallicrafters receiver.  Don't remember the model off
hand but one of the 1935-38
> vintage ones.  Funny thing was that the son was operating his new portable
transmitter that stood in a
> four foot rack panel out in the woods.  How many of you have dragged a
KWS-1 on Field Day lately,
> hi.   At least his receiver was about the size of an SW-3.  Wasn't one
though.  Even when he was in the
> radio store buying it, in his excitment, he lists out the tube lineup of
the transmitter.   Has to be the best
> and most accurate ham flick I've ever seen.  For us BA types it's a must
> Keep your eye's on the monthly TMC listing on the web.  They showed it a
few years back and I'm
> sure it will come around again.  Probably around 2 or 3AM like the last
time, hi.
> 73
> Don N9OO

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