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Prop mistakes in The Killing.

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Jon J, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon

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    In a recent episode radio communications between officers played a central role. Obviously noone involved with obtaining props for the show is an amateur radio operator.

    In the show the cophouse base radio was repeatedly shown tuned to the 20-meter ham band which is exclusively assigned to the amateur radio service in the US not public service. And, even if they had FCC special permission to use it, it is not particularly effective for local communications.

    And finally, one of the detectives used a handheld radio to communicate with the base radio but handheld units are not manufactured for this band.

    Let the "so whats" begin. ;)
     
  2. Unbeliever

    Unbeliever Random Nobody

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    Welcome to the police/airplane pilot/IT community!

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  3. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Interesting.

    But yes,
    :D

    Seriously, though, would it even be legal for them to have used a genuine police band?
     
  4. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    We could start a separate thread for stupid stuff we notice on TV shows.

    IMDB has "goofs" section. I don't recall if it is just for movies of TV shows also.
     
  5. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    Wow

    But usually they're goofs that at least a small percentage of the population would care about/notice, no?
     
  6. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Some are, some aren't. And some are misperceptions that are really correct.
     

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