Somewhat off Topic

Alan W. Fremmer AWFremmer at AOL.COM
Sat Jun 16 16:20:33 EDT 2007

Hello to All,
So Nancy Drew is back on the big screen and as part of a retrospective,  
Turner Classic Movies showed all four of the originals last evening.  The  first 
in the series is called Nancy Drew - Detective. Turns out that Nancy's  
boyfriend, Ted Nikkerson (sp?), is an amateur radio operator, W8YZR.  He's  shown for 
about two minutes operating his station and being advised by his  contact 
that he may be over modulating.  The rig appears to be  homebrew.  During the 
course of the communication, there are no howls or  squeals coming from the 
speaker, just clean audio.  There's lots of ham  jargon in an attempt to sound 
authentic but it winds up just sounding  forced.  Still, it was an interesting 
couple of minutes watching a rather  dated but still fun movie.
I wonder how many other movies have shown ham equipment and their  operation.
73, Alan - KB2HEI

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