I just (re)watched The Boat that Rocked ... / 2011-06-05

2011-06-05 I just (re)watched The Boat that Rocked ... 9 years ago
I just (re)watched The Boat that Rocked also known as 'Pirate radio'.

The goof I noticed this time is the 2 DJs climbing the 'antenna mast'. On a mediumwave transmitter that is a big no-no: either the mast itself is antenna and has a high voltage difference to ground or the feeder lines go to a wire antenna at the top where you don't want to get close due to the RF energy. But there are no feeder wires visible anyway...

But this is not a documentary, this is a movie based on/following the events and people of the time. As such it works great. It really shows the 'radio people should listen to' versus 'radio people want to listen to' difference which played in those days. Great music in the movie. I really like the visual switching between the making of the radio and the listening to the radio.

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