[SATLUG] Need Touchtone Phones
dubose at texas.net
Sat Nov 24 19:23:09 CST 2007
I am in need of 3 or 4 of the original AT&T/SWBell touchtone phones for a
command and control system I am building. The Touchtone pad can be missing from
two of the phones. If the phones are multiline phones, all the better.
The idea is to build a remote command and control function that will work via
telephone lines over a distance of a mile but more practicaly as far as the
length of 8 pair cable I can get will work.
The system will be able to control one of the new ICOM dualband radios that
allow for full radio control via touchtone. Another telephone will be used to
control an HF Rig. The third and fourth phones will be able to control LMR radios.
Also, the 3rd or 4th phones will act as and intercoms between the remote and
I would like to get some of the handsets that had PTT switches in them but if I
can't, I can add micro-switches to the handsets. (Hummmm...does anyone have a
red phone :-) ) Color of the phone doesn't matter.
This is basically what I worked on back in the early 60's in commercial 2-way
radio and later in the early 80's in the Air Force Reserve.
While on a technical subject...I hope some of you have or will consider getting
phone patches connected to your HF rigs...this is a GREAT way to relay voice
traffic from a deployed area back to a operations center.
I'd appreciate any assistance that you can provide.
Please contact me at k5yfw(at)arrl.net or dubose(at)texas.net
Thanks and 73,
In His Love and Care,
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