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#1 13-07-2016 02:50:54

Rebbaron55
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US Handheld Communications Equipment Used in Tunisia

i hadn't seen this subject show up in this forum! hmm The first that I will be displaying is the famous "Handie-Talkie" two way radio. Below is a short history of the item from "Wikipedia". Notice some were captured in Sicily. They were also used by the British and Canadians.  Barron

The SCR-536 is often considered the first of modern hand held, self-contained, "handie talkie" two-way radios. It was developed in 1940 by a team led by Don Mitchell, chief engineer for Galvin Manufacturing (now Motorola) and was the first true hand-held unit to see widespread use.[1] By July 1941, it was in mass production. In November 1942, the SCR-536 received coverage in the amateur radio magazine QST. It appeared on the cover as well as in Signal Corps advertising, and was featured as part of an article on the Signal Corps. “Smallest field unit of the Signal Corps” in which a photo caption read; “it is not much larger or heavier than a conventional handset”. It was carried among the first waves to hit Omaha Beach at Normandy in June 1944. Every rifle company of the U.S. 29th Infantry division had six; one for each of the three rifle platoons, two for the weapons platoon, and one for the company CO. The Germans were deeply impressed by the SCR-536 and the SCR-300 after capturing several units in Sicily. By war’s end, 130,000 of the units had been manufactured by Motorola.

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#2 13-07-2016 12:59:14

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Re: US Handheld Communications Equipment Used in Tunisia

Hi Barron do you copy? Over lol


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#3 13-07-2016 14:20:09

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Re: US Handheld Communications Equipment Used in Tunisia

Roger! Chris, Read you loud & clear! Over.  wink

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#4 13-07-2016 21:08:57

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Re: US Handheld Communications Equipment Used in Tunisia

Nice piece. Rich A. in Pa.


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#5 15-07-2016 01:32:54

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Re: US Handheld Communications Equipment Used in Tunisia

Thanks for the views! here is the other heavily used item that was carried at the company level and lower-the EE-8 "Field Telephone" which operated on two D-Cell batteries for the ringer. Otherwise like other standard phones the transmission process was powered through the external wires connected to it! The earlier versions also came with a leather case. Again, hope you will enjoy!    Barron cool

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#6 15-07-2016 19:49:51

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Re: US Handheld Communications Equipment Used in Tunisia

Nice field phone. Rich A. in Pa.


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