[AMRadio] Ham Radio on TV show The Unit

John Dilks K2TQN oldradio at worldnet.att.net
Thu Sep 27 05:51:31 EDT 2007

Tuesday night: The Unit had several ham radios and operators in use 
in the show.    The only brand of radio I remember was a Heathkit 
90-w Novice transceiver. There were others.

The beginning was the star sending CW with a microphone, followed by 
a relay to another who was using a code book to look up each letter 
as it came in.  :-} Then another used a nice bug to send the 
information on.  The whole operation was less than a minute with 
cutting back and forth from radio to operators.

The Simpsons (below) also had another TV show with ham 
radio.  Marge's sisters (the ones who smoke and have husky voices) 
are hams.  It was a funny episode where they were looking for a new 
boyfriend via radio, as I recall.

73, John Dilks, K2TQN

At 07:37 PM 9/26/2007, bcarling at cfl.rr.com wrote:
>Wow - I just saw a recent 2007 episode of "The Simpsons" on
>TV and it involved ham radio, of all things! My XYL says
>it is a re-run, so maybe someone else already watched this one.

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