Fukkatsu no hi: Emilio believes this post-apocalyptic Japanese film has a message

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Emilio, who writes:

Hi Thomas

I hope you are healthy. A few weeks ago, I got COVID-19; fortunately, I got the vaccine a few weeks ago, so my symptoms were minimal. Today only a little cough remains.

In my isolation, I listened to a lot shortwave radio and watch many old movies, including this one:

Fukkatsu no Hi–literally Day of Resurrection, also known as “Virus”–is a 1980 post-apocalyptic science fiction film about an advanced virus wiping out all life on Earth except 863 people in Antarctica. “

Below I’ll share a scene from the film–some mixed emotions about this scene as Japanese actors react.

So this is why need teach to young and kids the basic radio communication, and perhaps handle of armament. Ha ha! 😀

Wow! This is great–thank you for sharing this, Emilio! I do hope you’re feeling better. I’m glad shortwave radio and post-apocalyptic Japanese films have given you refuge as your recuperate! I’ve gotten a number of messages recently from SWLing Post contributors out there who recently contracted a variant of Covid-19.

Readers, take some practical measures to avoid getting and spreading the virus, and stay healthy out there! We don’t want to lose any more of our radio community to this nasty bug. 

Be well and happy DX!

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3 thoughts on “Fukkatsu no hi: Emilio believes this post-apocalyptic Japanese film has a message

  1. Bret Tschacher

    Look for some good panels on Ebay and order as many as you can afford and maybe even a nice little wind turbine or 2 around 400 to 750 watts. Anything much bigger gets to be a real hassle getting it put up. I had 3 x 500 w turbines for a while and 6 x75 panels that provided enough power for my cabin some years back. Now I live in a motorhome with 4 x 100w panels on the roof. The power goes out on occasion and I still have most of what I need and could have more if I used an inverter. I have a mid sized inverter now, but it’s not very efficient so my batteries take a fairly big hit over night. You need a charge controller, an inverter of sufficient size for what you intend to run plus some extra capacity for other things, properly sized battery bank. Once you have things set up properly, it’s pretty cool to see an electric bill that is only around 25 to $50 a month. I’m hoping to make it back to where I was back when I had all the stuff I had back then. A thunderstorm went through in the middle and early morning 1 night and hit 1 of my turbine towers and things never were the same after that and I couldn’t afford to replace the damaged stuff, along with the fact that turbine manufacturer went out of business so there were no parts to replace with. My next turbines will be from what I build myself from easily accessible auto parts, alternators and control systems I make myself from electronic components. You never know what will happen or when, so it never hurts to be prepared and have what you need to keep going even if it’s only for a short time due to a weather related or man made condition that takes out the power system.

  2. Robin

    OMG , I won’t sleep again tonight….I need to order the solar panel I’ve been wanting today? What a find! NG8S


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