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FRS/GMRS radios in TV shows

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MeddleMan

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movie"spots"

Seems like the recent Star Trek series used dual and triband antennas on the helm control of daddy Kirks vessel. The spider man movies showed a Realistic Patrolman that never seemed to stop on channel when a transmission was received. Movies like Fast and Furious had the same issue. There's always a ham HF radio or receiver where there is spotting involved. A veteran in the Postman, a movie in which Kevin Costner performed, had a Hallicrafter set for contacting other survivors. Also in the movie Frequency, the father and soon talked to each other through the northern lights and time. In Contact, the young girl was shown talking to Florida. The hobby lead to a carer in radio astronomy and discovering a celestial super highway and it's travelers.
Funny, in Die Hard movies, they taped buttons on the pass to change frequencies. Interesting that the police monitored a few of them.
 

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Saw Ride Along last night, brief scenes of an XTS5000 in a holster sitting in the Charger's cup holder, and more scenes of the Commander mic to confirm it.
 
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