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AIR-TO-GROUND TV SYSTEM Transmits Combat Pictures on FM (May, 1956)

AIR-TO-GROUND TV SYSTEM Transmits Combat Pictures on FM

Airborne military television crams a self-contained transmitting station into a small reconnaissance plane, then flies this ever-moving station over unpredictable terrain. Taking these adverse conditions into account, Admiral developed an extremely compact television system which uses FM transmission for the picture.

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“TALK-BACK” for your RADIO (Jun, 1934)

This seems like it would be incredibly imprecise. It seems like if you wanted to cheat, you could abstain from pressing the first button and then press the second to vote. You would essentially get counted twice. Try that trick with a really powerful transmitter and you could probably throw the whole vote.

“TALK-BACK” for your RADIO

NO problem of the commercially sponsored radio broadcast is more vital than the determination of listener response. What percentage of people like a program and what per cent do not. If the president asked his radio audience to vote “yes” or “no” on an important question how valuable it would be if he could learn the trend of opinion on the topic by the next morning; and with no more trouble to the listener than the mere pushing of a button on his radio set.

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Photos Sent over Phone Wires at Call Rates (Jun, 1936)

Photos Sent over Phone Wires at Call Rates

News photographs now are being transmitted quickly, clearly and cheaply over ordinary telephone wires. With the aid of a light, portable transmitter, Wide World Photos can transmit pictures by wire from any location where a telephone is available at regular station-to-station long distance rates.

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From Microphone to Your Home (Jun, 1930)

From Microphone to Your Home

ON THIS page our artist pictures every step in radio broadcasting from the studio performance to your ear.

Tons of complicated electrical broadcasting machinery work under full load in order to vibrate the diaphragm of your loudspeaker which, at most, weighs only a fraction of an ounce.

However, when you consider that many millions of loudspeakers all over the country are operated in unison with yours, and that broadcasting would be virtually worthless if the highest standard of technical excellence were not maintained, the vast expenditure in time, money, and machinery is amply justified.

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Self-Tuning RADIOS to be Fan’s Choice in 1930 (Dec, 1929)

Self-Tuning RADIOS to be Fan’s Choice in 1930

Gone are the tinkerers who used to buy sets. Music with one dial whirl is wanted today. 1930′s sets will carry one dial or automatic tuning to be up to date.

THE new 1930 radio sets will be first of all. beautiful. The most marked change in trend in winter buying of radio sets, according to a large number of radio dealers, is that the emphasis has changed from interest in a radio set as a piece of machinery, to demand that it be a piece of furniture. In the past, most radios have been sold because the buyer wished to get things over the air. This condition still exists, but coupled with it is the fact that the buyer now also wants his radio to be handsome as well as practical.

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WHAT IS THE AT&T? (Feb, 1931)

WHAT IS THE AT&T?

All that most people see of the telephone company are a telephone and a few feet of wire.

But through that telephone you can talk with any one of millions of people, all linked together by the web of equipment of the Bell System.

All its efforts are turned constantly to one job—to give better telephone service to an ever-increasing number of people, as cheaply as it possibly can.

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Radio Camera (Apr, 1948)

Radio Camera outfit lets the photo-minded girl snap a picture without missing her favorite radio show. It weighs less than 4 pounds, is 9-1/2 inches high.

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He’s using the telephone that lends an extra hand (Dec, 1954)

He’s using the telephone that lends an extra hand

For people who want to keep both hands free when they telephone, Bell Telephone Laboratories engineers have devised a new telephone with a sensitive microphone in its base.

To use it, simply press a button. The microphone picks up your voice and sends it on its way. Your party’s voice comes to you through a small loudspeaker. Both hands are left free.

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Baby Broadcasting” – Original Baby Monitor (Nov, 1941)

Why don’t they just take their baby to the park with them instead? It has to be lighter than that receiver. And bringing a radio to the movies so other people can listen to your screaming baby is a swell idea.

“Baby Broadcasting”

by Louis Hochman

This Baby Broadcasts When She Wants Attention. Mother And Father Can Hear Her On Their Own Portable Radio Set LITTLE Dianne Roxas is only two months old, but already she is a radio star in her own right. From the privacy of her pink and blue beribboned bassinet, she broadcasts daily over her own private “station,” airing her troubles over the ether to an “audience” distributed within a radius of a few blocks of her home in Brooklyn, N. Y. Little Dianne is probably the youngest “ham” radio operator in the world, having been at it ever since she was ten days old.

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Your handy phones away from home (Jul, 1958)

Your handy phones away from home

Quick, easy way to keep in touch and get things done wherever you are. Convenient public telephones save you time, money and trouble.

A LIGHT IN THE DARK —More and more outdoor telephone booths are being placed at convenient locations and are available for service 24 hours a day. They supplement the hundreds of thousands of public telephones in buildings, stores, hotels, gas stations, airports, railroad stations and bus terminals.

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