Transistorised submarine repeater, 1982

Made:
1982 in Unknown place
maker:
Unknown

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45 MHz transistorized submarine repeater, unknown maker, 1982.

Transistors are used to amplify electronic signals. They were invented in the late 1940s, and their introduction allowed submarine repeaters, which helped boost the signals in long distance telephone cables, to be more compact and reliable.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
2014-56
Materials:
glass, metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
type:
transistor
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • microprocessor
credit:
From Standard Telephones and Cables PLC