[Boatanchors] Boatanchor Sighting in James Bond Movie - Dr. No

J Forster jfor at QUIK.COM
Sat Nov 8 17:48:31 EST 2008

Actually, the movie is very interesting for another reason.

The main evil activity of Dr. No was "toppling" US missile tests. At the
time I thought it was impossible to do so, only learning about 10 years
later while working a Vandenberg AFB that, during the boost phase, some
vehicles used radio signals transmitted from the ground for guidance. So an
RF signal could jam or spoof a missile and send it off course.

Fun and games,



David Hollander wrote:

> Watched the first James Bond movie - Dr. No which I last saw in 1962.
> still a good movie.
> Early in the movie in a house in Jamaica, a bookcase with a false front
> is opened revealing a Geloso transmitter and a really old Eddystone
> receiver. A lady turns the gear on and communicates with headquarters in
> the UK. The headquarters setup is a bank of Racal receivers. The call
> signs used are actually close to ham calls but incorrect prefixes for
> the countries.
> 73,
> Dave N7RK

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