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Offline Doug Rose

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NOS WE F3 Handset Dated 10 67 Really Late
« on: March 21, 2018, 09:57:39 AM »
NOS WE F3 Handset Dated 10 67 Really Late in the game. 500s sets had been out for 17 years. Why was this made so late and not a G3 style push to talk. I have seen this on space savers. Kind of cool, never used. Found it in the Dungeon looking for something else....go figure  :o ....Doug
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Re: NOS WE F3 Handset Dated 10 67 Really Late
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 10:39:18 AM »
Cool find...especially for something you already owned! :o

I would guess that this was made as an E1/F1 replacement for radio controllers using H1/D1/B1 platforms. Since the G series handsets couldn't possibly fit in the cradle of anything pre-500, they kept building the handsets to keep push-to-talk phones in service, or to convert existing phones to something needing the push-to-talk feature.
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: NOS WE F3 Handset Dated 10 67 Really Late
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 08:07:57 PM »
NOS WE F3 Handset Dated 10 67 Really Late in the game. 500s sets had been out for 17 years. Why was this made so late and not a G3 style push to talk. I have seen this on space savers. Kind of cool, never used. Found it in the Dungeon looking for something else....go figure  :o ....Doug

Sometimes it is easier/cheaper  to keep an old system in place vs upgrading it Radio stations still use 1A2 stuff in the control room.
Just a guess,
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: NOS WE F3 Handset Dated 10 67 Really Late
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 08:40:55 PM »
Thanks guys....I am always taken back by the sheen of a NOS phone or part.....Doug
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