The First Walkie-Talkie?

A fellow ham radio operator, W1GNS, sent me this photo today. I had to chuckle when I saw the caption, "The First Handie-Talkie." Looking at it, I figured it is really a "Walkie-Talkie," and I don't think it was too "handy" in any case. When I think about how small the radio was that I carried on the Appalachian Trail, I'm in awe! My radio fit inside of a small mint tin and weighed 7 oz. (200 grams).

Dennis, K1
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  • 12/19/2011 7:08 PM wrote:
    Hey that looks like a fine radio for the trail as long as the horse and handler comes along hi de Paul N0NBD
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  • 4/16/2012 1:02 PM Bjorn Button wrote:
    Thanks for the information. With any type of walkie talkie I would recommend purchasing . 2-3 miles is not very far in range when you are lost out in the woods, so I would get the most powerful range walkie talkies you can.
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