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WALKIE-TALKIES SEEN AS WEAPON AGAINST CRIMINALS AND FIRE

Issue 3 and Volume 97.

WALKIE-TALKIES SEEN AS WEAPON AGAINST CRIMINALS AND FIRE Wartime Advances in Equipment to Be Reflected in Peacetime Applications MILITARY needs have brought such advanced developments in radio communication that firemen and policemen in the postwar period may be equipped with walkie-talkies to fight fire and crime with radio. And through the same medium doctors may keep in touch with offices and hospitals, and operators of trains, busses, taxis and trucks would receive their instructions from headquarters while on the move. H. F. Mickel, manager of the Police and Emergency Communications Section of RCA Victor, Camden, outlined the foregoing possibilities at a recent conference of the International Municipal Signal Association in Philadelphia. Although he declared the possibilities almost limitless in communications and industrial electronics, Mr. Mickel emphasized there would be no sudden transition from the present status. Rather, he said, existing equipments and methods would be improved and expanded instead of…

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