Ham Radio Featured in National Geographic’s Mini-Series

National Geographic’s six part mini-series Mars tells the fictional story of the first human mission to the red planet in the year 2033. Leading up to the airing of the first episode, NatGeo has released a short called Before Mars covering the backstory of two sisters Hana & Joon Seung, principal characters in the upcoming series.

In my opinion, this 33 minute short is one of the most accurate and compelling uses of ham radio that has ever been portrayed in film or television. An easy claim to make when the nearest modern comparison is the CW’s Frequency which is loosely based on the film of the same name, in which a ham radio is used to communicate between the past and the present.

Special mention should be given to Michael Gilmer, N2MG who is listed in the credits as the Ham Radio Researcher who I’m sure played a large part in the accurate portrayal of the hobby.

Check out the short for yourself and let me know your thoughts!

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  1. by Nagend Ransui on

    But devotees of ham radio, as such amateur communication traditionally is called, have been doing it for decades, ever since NASA astronauts began taking compatible transmitter-receivers with them on space shuttle flights as part of the Shuttle Radio Experiment, or SAREX.

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