Monday, November 27, 2017

Hams on TV (Good and Bad)…

Ham radio continued to pop up on TV dramas in November, but was not always shown in a good light. An episode of NCIS used ham radio as a key plot element, but unfortunately portrayed amateurs as societal misfits. 
On a more positive note, one of the major characters on MacGyver revealed that his long-deceased father had been an amateur, telling MacGyver that "my dad would have liked you … as long as you didn't take apart his ham radios." MacGyver responded, "You know how much I love taking apart ham radios!" Perhaps we'll get to see him do that on a future episode!