This poll will be
Last week on the show
"24," hero Jack Bauer rescued someone in a
crashed helicopter perched on a rooftop by
grabbing a nearby Yagi antenna (~800-900 MHz by
the looks of it) and prying the door open with
one of the elements. It seems pretty unlikely to
me that a cheap antenna on a private house would
be strong enough for that kind of duty.
Here's a clip of the scene, although it doesn't
actually show the Yagi being used.
How about it? Do you believe it is possible,
or a real stretch, even for Jack?
Disclaimer: Other than a few news and science
shows about twice per week, I never watch
television, but someone convinced me to try
watching "24." I swear it!
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster