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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Ham Radio in Hollywood: Last Man Standing to Feature Amateur Radio Storyline

In an episode tentatively scheduled to air Friday, March 15, the hit ABC comedy Last Man Standing -- starring Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, KA0XTT -- will feature a secondary ham radio storyline. This is the first time that the show will highlight Amateur Radio in its plot, showing various cast members on the air and communicating via ham radio.

In Episode 217 -- called “The Fight” -- Mike’s daughter Mandy (played by Molly Ephraim), gets her cell phone taken away as punishment. She discovers Mike’s home shack in the basement and uses ham radio to make faraway friends. According to Last Man Standing Producer John Amodeo, NN6JA, the home shack is a brand new set built just for this episode. The ARRL provided many of the awards and certificates -- including 5 Band DXCC, 5 Band Worked All States, 5 Band Worked All Continents, VUCC (for 50 MHz), the Diamond DXCC Challenge and the Morse Code Proficiency Certificate -- seen on Mike Baxter’s home shack wall.

http://www.arrl.org/news/em-ham-radio-in-hollywood-em-last-man-standing-to-feature-amateur-radio-storyline
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Look at the second picture, the one with her feet on the desk. On the far right, in the middle, is my ham QSL card. I'm serious.
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Well at least she is on 14272, and not 275 or 313 ;)

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Well at least she is on 14272, and not 275 or 313 ;)

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Maybe it's the EAM Girl.  At least, that is how I will imagine her from now on... ;)
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Maybe it's the EAM Girl.  At least, that is how I will imagine her from now on... ;)

Or:
http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,6539.0.html
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This is true, skeezix; forgot about that one.  At any rate, I am looking forward (tentatively) to watching this tentatively sked episode.  The whole concept of using Amateur Radio as a replacement for cell phone comms by the younguns covers a whole range of possibilities.  Will we be treated to dialogue such as?

"Um like TANGOBRAVOHOTEL I um was SOOO like OSCARMIKEGOLF when he sent me an SSTV of his...PAPAINDIAROMEO...  BRAVOBRAVOLIMA."
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Lima-Mike-Foxtrot-Alpha-Oscar!!!
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Next weeks contest: guess how many Volkswagons can fit in Joy Behars mouth. I pick five.

If Rosie O'Donnell jumps in the water Rosie doesn't get wet, the water gets ugly.

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