Re: [CR]Pic of the Day 22 Feb

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From: "Todd Kuzma" <tullio@theramp.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of the Day 22 Feb
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 21:33:45 -0600
To: "Aldo Ross" <aldoross4@siscom.net>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

On Feb 21, 2005, at 8:43 PM, Aldo Ross wrote:
> Pic of the Day
> 22 Feb 05
> "Radio Pélissier"
>
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/album17/Pelissier_Radio?full=1
>
> Tour de France, 1931. Stage 16, Gap-Grenoble. After the finish,
> Charles Pélissier (right) speaks before the microphone of
> "Intran-Match", while André Luducq (left) watches. From "Match
> l'Intran" No.254, 21 July 1931.
>
> I assume the (scarf?) around the microphone frame is used to keep the
> wind noise down when the vehicle is moving. They are probably
> recording interviews, or could they transmit from here to the radio
> truck, then on to the full-size transmitters? Any vintage radio
> technicians out there? Gotta love the radio man dressed like a bomber
> crewman!

Motorola manufactured the first mobile radios for the US Army in WWII, and these were the size of a large backpack. So, in 1931, they were most likely unable to doing any sort of mobile trasnmission.

Todd Kuzma
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