Cullman Amateur Radio Club

N4TUN Cullman, AL 35055 Grid Square: EM64 145.310MHz / 444.900MHz

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Ham Radio in Hollywood

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Morse Code Plays Role in New Spielberg Movie
Courtest: ARRL Newsletter dtd 29 November 2012

Producer Steven Spielberg has used Amateur Radio or Morse code in three of his last four movies: Super 8 (2011), The Adventures of Tin Tin (2011) and Lincoln (2012). Members of the Morse Telegraph Club -- an association of retired railroad and commercial telegraphers, historians, radio amateurs and others with an interest in the history and traditions of telegraphy and the telegraph industry -- played an integral part in the production of Lincoln.

"Nine of the 16 telegraph stations depicted in the War Department were fully operational," explained Morse Telegraph Club International President James Wade, WB8SIW. "These instruments could be operated in any combination through the use of a specialized computer program and custom-built terminal units for the process. When necessary, a hand key could be inserted in the individual telegraph loops so messages could be improvised." Read more.

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