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Author Topic: Lost in Space  (Read 4366 times)
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« on: April 22, 2018, 02:25:39 PM »

The XYL and I just finished up the Netflix version of Lost in Space last night.  I spotted ham radio's throughout the show.  They even used some CW and believe it or not they got the CW characters right although I believe it was a Yaesu FT-2900 they were using, LOL.  One of the radio's in the backjground was set at 144.000 Mhz. 
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 04:14:49 PM »

The XYL and I just finished up the Netflix version of Lost in Space last night.  I spotted ham radio's throughout the show.  They even used some CW and believe it or not they got the CW characters right although I believe it was a Yaesu FT-2900 they were using, LOL.  One of the radio's in the backjground was set at 144.000 Mhz. 

Yeah, I saw that. the Yaesu was sending some sort of burst transmission, but was then able to receive CW.. Maybe it was MCW....Smiley  There had to be some ham input though to get the CW right.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 05:32:34 PM »

The CW was actually right!  Amazing...  In a time when we have faster than light travel, CW is still used!
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 05:33:51 PM »

The CW was actually right!  Amazing...  In a time when we have faster than light travel, CW is still used!

Not to mention it was CW generated by striking two wires together... pretty darn good sending...Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2018, 05:41:15 PM »

Isn't that how it is supposed to be done?  I need another item for my shack...  A KEY!
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 07:52:36 PM »

The show is OK. Netflix obviously spent a LOT of money on CGI and sets. As usual, I tend to pick apart the particulars... The anachronistic pratfalls are odd..  How, in a time where interplanetary ships are the norm, in 2046, would anyone be using a present model Yaesu rig? Are we to believe that a Yaesu rig would be viable 30 years on?  Where do they get the EEPROM battery? Probably cheap Russian knockoffs... In 2046, are there no current model ham radios that would serve the purpose??
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2018, 08:54:07 PM »

Isn't that how it is supposed to be done?  I need another item for my shack...  A KEY!

If you want a simple straight key, that does have some good bearings in it, I have one of these 3D printed keys you can buy on E-bay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Blue-Mini-Morse-Code-Key-W-Steel-Bearings-Brass-Contacts-de-KC5ILR/162993640592?hash=item25f32d9490:g:9IsAAOSwXj5aoEqa


Much better than striking two wires together, I can assure you.
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2018, 12:04:27 AM »

I use my Iambic paddles from Vibroplex... 
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 05:44:19 AM »

This latest iteration was a good distraction for a weekend. You just need to maintain your suspension of disbelief with any program.
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Ms. Tisha Hayes, AA4HA
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 09:06:05 AM »

Still watching it, it's not binge worthy, however it is not that bad.
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 09:25:57 AM »

Yeah...  I watch it for the effects, not the dialog...  The special effects are superb.  I find the robot a bit odd as I was used to the talking garbage can, with fluorescent lit mouth Robot of the original series...

Program lifetime prediction:
Two seasons at best...
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2018, 07:28:20 AM »

This latest iteration was a good distraction for a weekend. You just need to maintain your suspension of disbelief with any program.

True. The new female "Dr. Smith" is 3 times the villain that the original was. She is positively evil.
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2018, 12:04:37 PM »

How, in a time where interplanetary ships are the norm, in 2046, would anyone be using a present model Yaesu rig? Are we to believe that a Yaesu rig would be viable 30 years on?  Where do they get the EEPROM battery? Probably cheap Russian knockoffs... In 2046, are there no current model ham radios that would serve the purpose??

The child is obviously a collector of boat anchors, lol.
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2018, 01:19:23 PM »

The child is obviously a collector of boat anchors, lol.
And they're all survivalists, Dr. Smith aside, of course
Nice go-box https://postimg.cc/image/6pw37ipaf/
But too many antenna blunders spoil the whole thing

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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2018, 08:13:40 PM »

Oh, she is pretty easy to loathe. I was hoping that they would go back to the tar pit and toss her in.

The lizard guano premise as a means of collecting organic materials to make fuel... lame.. You had two giant dino-thingies that probably weighed in at a ton each and you buried that organic material. If you were refining a fuel then that tar pit would be a great source... Their fuel was supposed to be some sort of methane based fuel.  Also, what gives with continuing to have three feet of water in the "basement" of your space ship? Is there a leaky toilet somewhere??
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