FIREFLY CHINESE TRANSLATIONS

Making a Firefly com.. help with the label?

POSTED BY: STARSONG
UPDATED: Saturday, April 8, 2006 14:34
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Saturday, February 18, 2006 7:30 AM

STARSONG


Hi! I'd like some help translating some technobabble into Chinese for the back "spec" label on a Firefly com knockoff... as specific as it's meant to sound, I'm afraid babelfish or the like would be just plain butchered.


Anyhow, here's the label:



And here's the text. I hope the tech specs on the left aren't too out of line for something meant to talk to a relatively close spaceship and/or other crewmembers. Any HAM geeks care to correct me? :)

Quote:


Max range: 42 Km/LO-LOS
(ie, 42 Km ground-to-ground, Low Orbit-Line of Sight ground to ship)

Max Transmission Pwr: 14 Watts
(about three times what it looks like modern hand-held HAMs have)

Frequency Range: 132-2400 MHz
(certainly not all-inclusive, but rather "a little here, a little there")




And for the "made by" info --

Quote:


WavCom Industries
Personal Access Link
Model 5+ Serial# (...)
Manufactured Port Delta-Charlie :: Beaumonde



Of course, anyone who wants a copy of the final file for their own use is welcome to it. :)

Here's the body housing for it:




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Saturday, February 18, 2006 8:39 AM

FOLLOWMAL




I know nothing about any of this, but I do know it's way cool!

Very nice job. Hope someone will come along and help out with the translation.

Is this your first post on our site?
If so welcome... I usually hand new folks a Browncoat.. sorta, you know, virtual.. hope you don't think that is silly...

anyway, we're glad to have you



" You hold. Hold til I get back." Mal

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Saturday, February 18, 2006 1:47 PM

STARSONG


Well, it's my second post. Is that good enough?
(and thanks for the coat.. it snowed today. :p )


I have a few other Firefly toys I've been working on in various stages of finishment..

Here's the screen I'm working on for a Cortex link (only with placeholder icons)


And the rest of it.. a digi-book like Simon's, a browncoat belt, that PAL com, a Cortex link, some cashy money.. oh, and of course a nice shiny gun. :)



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Saturday, February 18, 2006 2:09 PM

FOLLOWMAL




*Woooo, eyes go straight to the gun....*

Wow, you do a great job of making it look authentic!

Wonderful stuff! You have to post your pics to the Blue Sun Room so everyone can see besides here. That's where everyone puts their creations.



" You hold. Hold til I get back." Mal

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Saturday, February 18, 2006 8:49 PM

FLORALBUNNY


Wow. Those are beautiful properties!
Enjoy your new browncoat.
Here's a handful of strawberries.


bun
-- bastards singed my turtle --
----- why's the rum gone? -----

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Sunday, March 5, 2006 10:28 AM

WASHBURNEFAN


Now all you need is a Spaceship, and you're set!

Hahaha! Mine is an evil laugh... Now die!

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Saturday, April 8, 2006 9:04 AM

JULESONG


Heya - looking at your stuff - shiny! :)

Wondering what you based your com off of? There's a seller on EBay making resin casts of a com that looks similar to yours, but has different details. I can't find the seller right now, but I have a pic of the one I purchased at


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Saturday, April 8, 2006 2:05 PM

STARSONG


Thank you!

(And FloralBunny, thank you for the strawberries! )

The original com in the show was based off a fireman's personal alarm -- it squeals like crazy when you stop moving after so many seconds, so if a fireman was injured he could be found by his team.

The original PAL used on the show is an old one, and after months of fruitlessly searching for one I just got a more recent PAL 5. It took a lot of cleanup, but I finally got it looking like you see it above.

I since got a resin cast of an original PAL from a feller on RPF, but have been too distracted of late to do much with 'em. I've been thinking eventually of putting real 2-way radios inside.

Nice toys you got there, by the way!

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Saturday, April 8, 2006 2:34 PM

GUYWHOWANTSAFIREFLYOFHISOWN


Wow StarSong that stuff's really cool so now I have to ask about the cashy money: what kind of coins are they? where did you get them? and other stuff like that.

it's my insanity that keeps me sane hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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