January 30, 2023 at 8:20 am #19695John GreenlandCVRS Member
Just as an aside, I wish Mother nature would make up her mind. It started off as snow and now it’s raining.
I was recently gifted with this piece of equipment and a related power pack.
I was wondering if anyone had come across these type radios before.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Attachments:January 31, 2023 at 6:02 am #19704Ralph SpracklinCVRS Member
This is the second time this week I have made a Post, only to have it completely dissapear
Anyway here goes again.
This type of Radio Telephone was in reality the forerunner of our modern Cell Phones. And this unit of yours with its CN Badge was most likely used by CN in its Service Vehicles, Or on its Busses, etc. They were also used by other larger companies such as truckinging companies and TaxiCab outfits. These units were Big, bulky and heavy. My first such unit, must have weighed twenty-five pounds or more. They were designed to be slung under the dash, on top of the hump in the floor, or the Power Unit would me mounted under the front seat or bolted down in the trunk. My unit was a Motorola, wasmounted, for easy access, on top of the Console between the bucket seats of my Station Wagon. I still have it, collecting dust, somewhere in my basement. International was a large organization with branches in other parts of Canada and the US, and also maybe in other countries. They also pioneered in Touch-Tone, phone systems.
RalphJanuary 31, 2023 at 3:36 pm #19711John GreenlandCVRS Member
Thanks for the info. What is interesting about your comment on lost entries is the fact that my topic shows a count of 3 but only 2 are there. Yours and my original.
Any how, I have decided that at knocking on 50 years of age,this piece of junk has no value to me.
The aluminum chassis is worth some money when I strip it down and the electronics will go to a recycler.
BTW my aluminum guy also takes the cans my cat’s food comes in once I rinse them out.
Because they are coated I get less that raw aluminum but every bit helps the pension go further.
All the best.
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