Obsolete phrases 2802
Perhaps it's not worthwhile hearing from them.
Most people don't realize what they have to do to tune in TV or radio.
Obsolete phrases 2803
Power amp, tuning circuit, and other dumb radio stuff... yes. The "handset" would have consisted of the...
Even in 1983, when I was wearing baggy green skin on a part-time basis and doing a signals course, an instructing officer asked for suggestions on what the soldiers wanted in the new radio sets being developed at the time. I asked for a remote handset so that I could leave the antenna with transceiver on top of the hill and be in a hole some distance away, connected by wire with a self-powered handset. So when the enemy triangulates the transmitter and drops a couple of hundred mortar shells around it, the Army loses a radio; and not a highly-trained grunt.
The officer, display exemplary intelligence and in-depth understanding; dismissed the idea, saying that the connecting pair of wires could only carry one signal (simplex voice) so there was no way to control the radio through the wires. I didn't have the time to explain multiplexing or digital techniques and it might have been considered insubordinate for a Private (graduate Engineer) to do so to a Captain (MBA). -- "Bernd Felsche - Innovative Reckoning, Perth, Western Australia ASCII ribbon campaign "Laws do not persuade just because X against HTML mail they threaten." and postings Lucius Annaeus Seneca, c. 4BC - 65AD.