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Origin of Maurania Name

Everett Catlin <everettcatlin@...>
 

The name of the radio comes from a 1935 movie serial. The Star was a singing Cowboy played by Gene Autry. It took place called Radio Ranch. There was an ancient civilization of " MU". MU sank beneath the ocean and some of its inhabitants survived in caverns beneath the sea. I guess things dried up and many years later where there was water there was land. Cowboy Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried beneath his own Radio Ranch. The Muranians have developed technology far advanced to the surface residents. There is a rich supply of Radium and that draws unwanted speculators.

Bottom Line. The name of the Murania is derived from the civilization of Muranians who live 25,000 miles below the surface .All 12 episodes can be found on the net to view. This story was related to me in an e mail by David Cripe a little over a year ago.

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Everett Catlin N5MZX

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Re: Anyone else watch "Young Sheldon" on CBS?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I thought it was pretty neat to have a high tech antenna on a old SW receiver!
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Johnny AC0BQ 

On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 6:43 PM Louis Nix via Groups.Io <louis.nix=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I did see the show. The antenna looked like a magnetic loop antenna to me.
Lou, WD5GLO

> On May 17, 2019, at 12:09 PM, W4OED <w4oed@...> wrote:
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> I think that the producers had to show an "antenna" of some kind so non-radio viewers would recognize it as such. When I was in high school (late 60s), one of my classmates came home because he wanted to see my ham radio antenna. When I showed him my half-wave dipole with ladder feedline, he could not believe that something that simple could allow me to communicate with other ham operators. Hence, I showed him my "other" antenna, a beautiful wooden-frame loop antenna that I had inherited along with an old galena radio. That one did fit his idea of a "real" antenna and he later left, very satisfied with his finding. Some people seem to prefer preconceptions to reality, it seems.
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Re: Anyone else watch "Young Sheldon" on CBS?

WD5GLO Lou
 

Yep, it was interesting to see the magnetic loop antenna that looked pretty modern in design. 
Lou, WD5GLO

On May 17, 2019, at 9:25 AM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

I saw that Paul.
Pretty cool!
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 8:56 AM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Good morning!
  I watched “Young Sheldon” as usual last night. Was surprised to see Dr. Sturgis introduce Sheldon to shortwave listening, so they could hear the Nobel Prize announcement directly from Sweden! He had an old Capehart SW table radio connected to a mag loop antenna on a tripod! Did anyone recognize the mag loop maker?
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

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Re: Anyone else watch "Young Sheldon" on CBS?

WD5GLO Lou
 

I did see the show. The antenna looked like a magnetic loop antenna to me.
Lou, WD5GLO

On May 17, 2019, at 12:09 PM, W4OED <w4oed@gotnci.com> wrote:

I think that the producers had to show an "antenna" of some kind so non-radio viewers would recognize it as such. When I was in high school (late 60s), one of my classmates came home because he wanted to see my ham radio antenna. When I showed him my half-wave dipole with ladder feedline, he could not believe that something that simple could allow me to communicate with other ham operators. Hence, I showed him my "other" antenna, a beautiful wooden-frame loop antenna that I had inherited along with an old galena radio. That one did fit his idea of a "real" antenna and he later left, very satisfied with his finding. Some people seem to prefer preconceptions to reality, it seems.





Re: Murania history

bleepingbeep
 

I did some more searching and found a connection to radio:

The name "Murania" apparently has to do with Gene Autry's Radio Ranch, as
depicted in "The Phantom Empire", a film from 1935.

The empire was underground, and it was called Murania.

Copy below is from Wikipedia (minus the footnotes and edited for brevity):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_Empire

The Phantom Empire

The Phantom Empire is a 1935 American Western serial film directed
by Otto Brower and B. Reeves Eason and starring Gene Autry, Frankie
Darro, and Betsy King Ross. This 12-chapter Mascot Pictures serial
combined the western, musical, and science fiction genres. The
first episode is 30 minutes, the rest about 20 minutes. The serial
film is about a singing cowboy who stumbles upon an ancient
subterranean civilization living beneath his own ranch that becomes
corrupted by unscrupulous greedy speculators from the surface. In
1940, a 70-minute feature film edited from the serial was released
under the titles Radio Ranch or Men with Steel Faces. This was Gene
Autry's first starring role, playing himself as a singing cowboy.

Plot

Gene Autry (Gene Autry) is a singing cowboy who runs Radio Ranch, a
dude ranch from which he makes a daily live radio broadcast at 2:00
pm. Gene has two kid sidekicks, Frankie Baxter (Frankie Darro) and
Betsy Baxter (Betsy King Ross), who lead a club, the Junior Thunder
Riders, in which the kids play at being armored knights of an
unknown civilization, the mysterious Thunder Riders who make a
sound like thunder when they ride. The kids, dressing up in capes
and water-bucket helmets, play at riding "To the rescue!" (their
motto).

A chance to become real heroes occurs when Betsy, Frankie, and Gene
are kidnapped by the real Thunder Riders from the super-scientific
underground empire of Murania, complete with towering buildings,
robots, ray-guns, advanced television, elevator tubes that extend
miles from the surface, and the icy, blonde, evil Queen Tika.

Jerry AA6KI


Re: Anyone else watch "Young Sheldon" on CBS?

W4OED
 

I think that the producers had to show an "antenna" of some kind so non-radio viewers would recognize it as such. When I was in high school (late 60s), one of my classmates came home because he wanted to see my ham radio antenna. When I showed him my half-wave dipole with ladder feedline, he could not believe that something that simple could allow me to communicate with other ham operators. Hence, I showed him my "other" antenna, a beautiful wooden-frame loop antenna that I had inherited along with an old galena radio. That one did fit his idea of a "real" antenna and he later left, very satisfied with his finding. Some people seem to prefer preconceptions to reality, it seems.


Re: Anyone else watch "Young Sheldon" on CBS?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I saw that Paul.
Pretty cool!
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 8:56 AM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Good morning!
  I watched “Young Sheldon” as usual last night. Was surprised to see Dr. Sturgis introduce Sheldon to shortwave listening, so they could hear the Nobel Prize announcement directly from Sweden! He had an old Capehart SW table radio connected to a mag loop antenna on a tripod! Did anyone recognize the mag loop maker?
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

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Re: Murania history

bleepingbeep
 

Of course I did a Google search as well, but found nothing that links the name "Murania" to radio.  Hence my original question in the now-hijacked "Murania name" thread. 

Paul could be right. I just don't know, so I'm hoping NM0S will chime in here.  One of my radios is intended to be a conversation piece.  It's mildly embarrassing not to be able to explain the name.

Jerry AA6KI


Re: Anyone else watch "Young Sheldon" on CBS?

Paul Smith
 

I did not know the brand on the loop but that was the first thing I spotted.
Paul

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I did not recognize the manufacturer but I did notice that the tripod holding it looked a little "modern".

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On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 8:56 AM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Good morning!
  I watched “Young Sheldon” as usual last night. Was surprised to see Dr. Sturgis introduce Sheldon to shortwave listening, so they could hear the Nobel Prize announcement directly from Sweden! He had an old Capehart SW table radio connected to a mag loop antenna on a tripod! Did anyone recognize the mag loop maker?
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Re: Anyone else watch "Young Sheldon" on CBS?

Tim N9PUZ
 

I did not recognize the manufacturer but I did notice that the tripod holding it looked a little "modern".

Tim N9PUZ


On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 8:56 AM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Good morning!
  I watched “Young Sheldon” as usual last night. Was surprised to see Dr. Sturgis introduce Sheldon to shortwave listening, so they could hear the Nobel Prize announcement directly from Sweden! He had an old Capehart SW table radio connected to a mag loop antenna on a tripod! Did anyone recognize the mag loop maker?
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Anyone else watch "Young Sheldon" on CBS?

Paul Goemans
 

Good morning!
  I watched “Young Sheldon” as usual last night. Was surprised to see Dr. Sturgis introduce Sheldon to shortwave listening, so they could hear the Nobel Prize announcement directly from Sweden! He had an old Capehart SW table radio connected to a mag loop antenna on a tripod! Did anyone recognize the mag loop maker?
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Re: Murania history

Paul Smith
 

I would think the name comes from listening to the radio program on a transistor radio. Like I had as a kid.
Paul

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And the reason to call the kit "Murania" would be...(clarification 
here, please).

Very interesting thread, BTW.

Oscar W4OED
Fort Lauderdale, Florida









Re: Murania history

W4OED
 

And the reason to call the kit "Murania" would be...(clarification here, please).

Very interesting thread, BTW.

Oscar W4OED
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Murania history

Jim Sheldon
 

Looked up Murania on Google - - found this:

W0EB

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From the "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" WIKI,

Murania is an advanced subterranean empire and outpost of the massive underground land Atvatabar, which is located 25,000’ beneath the U.S. state of New Mexico. Coincidentally a ranch was built above Murania, belonging to early 20th-century gunfighter and balladeer Gene Autry.

The inhabitants of this subterranean empire were descendants from the sunken continent of Mu that had become so used to their underground environment that they could no longer breath normal air, having to rely on oxygen masks to survive on the surface. The Muranian Empire is quite advanced, complete with towering buildings, robots, ray-guns, and elevator tubes that extend miles from the surface. The realm also contains a massive amount of radium deposits.
Source materialEdit

Murania is based from the film The Phantom Empire (1934), which starred Gene Autry as himself. 


Re: Murania name

Paul Smith
 

The report I found did not say the underground city was called Murania. Sorry.
de Paul

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If I remember what Dave told us as this kit was being released, Paul’s google search is correct.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 5:16 PM Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:
David might have a better story but I took this from a google search. I dont remember it but ......
de Paul

The Phantom Empire is a 1935 American Western serial film directed by Otto Brower and B. Reeves Eason and starring Gene Autry, Frankie Darro, and Betsy King Ross.[1] This 12-chapter Mascot Pictures serial combined the western, musical, and science fiction genres. The first episode is 30 minutes, the rest about 20 minutes. The serial film is about a singing cowboy who stumbles upon an ancient subterranean civilization living beneath his own ranch that becomes corrupted by unscrupulous greedy speculators from the surface.[3] In 1940, a 70-minute feature film edited from the serial was released under the titles Radio Ranch or Men with Steel Faces. This was Gene Autry's first starring role, playing himself as a singing cowboy.[4]

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Subject: [4SQRP] Murania name
 
Can someone tell me how/why the name "Murania" was chosen for the kit?  I thought I might find an explanation in the manual or in the 4SQRP kit description, but no luck.  Seems to me it should be in both places. :)

Thanks.

Jerry AA6KI
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Re: Murania name

Johnny AC0BQ
 

If I remember what Dave told us as this kit was being released, Paul’s google search is correct.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 5:16 PM Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:
David might have a better story but I took this from a google search. I dont remember it but ......
de Paul

The Phantom Empire is a 1935 American Western serial film directed by Otto Brower and B. Reeves Eason and starring Gene Autry, Frankie Darro, and Betsy King Ross.[1] This 12-chapter Mascot Pictures serial combined the western, musical, and science fiction genres. The first episode is 30 minutes, the rest about 20 minutes. The serial film is about a singing cowboy who stumbles upon an ancient subterranean civilization living beneath his own ranch that becomes corrupted by unscrupulous greedy speculators from the surface.[3] In 1940, a 70-minute feature film edited from the serial was released under the titles Radio Ranch or Men with Steel Faces. This was Gene Autry's first starring role, playing himself as a singing cowboy.[4]

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Can someone tell me how/why the name "Murania" was chosen for the kit?  I thought I might find an explanation in the manual or in the 4SQRP kit description, but no luck.  Seems to me it should be in both places. :)

Thanks.

Jerry AA6KI
Tucson

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Re: Murania name

Paul Smith
 

David might have a better story but I took this from a google search. I dont remember it but ......
de Paul

The Phantom Empire is a 1935 American Western serial film directed by Otto Brower and B. Reeves Eason and starring Gene Autry, Frankie Darro, and Betsy King Ross.[1] This 12-chapter Mascot Pictures serial combined the western, musical, and science fiction genres. The first episode is 30 minutes, the rest about 20 minutes. The serial film is about a singing cowboy who stumbles upon an ancient subterranean civilization living beneath his own ranch that becomes corrupted by unscrupulous greedy speculators from the surface.[3] In 1940, a 70-minute feature film edited from the serial was released under the titles Radio Ranch or Men with Steel Faces. This was Gene Autry's first starring role, playing himself as a singing cowboy.[4]

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Can someone tell me how/why the name "Murania" was chosen for the kit?  I thought I might find an explanation in the manual or in the 4SQRP kit description, but no luck.  Seems to me it should be in both places. :)

Thanks.

Jerry AA6KI
Tucson


Murania name

bleepingbeep
 

Can someone tell me how/why the name "Murania" was chosen for the kit?  I thought I might find an explanation in the manual or in the 4SQRP kit description, but no luck.  Seems to me it should be in both places. :)

Thanks.

Jerry AA6KI
Tucson


Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - W ed, 05/15/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

W6BOW
 

I did copy brief QSO between WA9PPW and NZ0T just after 8PM 40M NET time via SDR station in KY.
Both stations S5 to S7.

W6BOW (Don)
SF CA

On May 15, 2019, at 5:41 PM, "wa4dou@juno.com" <wa4dou@juno.com> wrote:

Nothing heard of either net, in NC

Roy WA4DOU
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Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - W ed, 05/15/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Ruth A Mumaw <k3nlt@...>
 

Johnny, Yes the statement that -500 for GMT should read +500. GMT is ahead of our time zones, being East of USA. Why don't you just list your CDST and then GMT as 0100/0130 for the two nets.

Russ K3NLT

On May 15, 2019 at 8:56 PM Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Hello Roy
I may need to re word the message!
Hope to hear you in a few minutes.
73
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 7:55 PM wa4dou@... < wa4dou@...> wrote:
Hi Johnny,
I was just reading the Net notice to see if there was any chance I made a mistake in the time and I saw I probably had made a mistake. The reason is the notice is not clear, because of how the time is expressed. You expressed the time clearly and unambiguously. Thank you!

Roy WA4DOU

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Hello RoyWe don’t have a 40 meter NCS at the moment.Also,The 40 meter net time is 8:00 pm central day light savings time.I’m the 80 meter NCS And it takes place at 8:30 central day light savings time.72 Johnny AC0BQ On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 7:42 PM wa4dou@... < wa4dou@...> wrote:Nothing heard of either net, in NCRoy WA4DOU____________________________________________________________Sad News For Meghan Markle And Prince Harrytrack.volutrk.comhttp:// thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3131/5cdcb1e41d5d431e46e36st02vuc-- Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

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