Patent Number: 6,311,052

Title: PTT radio system

Abstract: A 2-way radio system for use by a driver of a vehicle such as a motorcycle, enables operation of the PTT (push-to-talk) switch to transmit voice communications, without requiring the driver to raise his/her hand to a PTT switch button on the 2-way radio and without requiring a cable connection. A self-contained separate PTT control unit (40) lies at the driver's finger for operation by the finger without taking the driver's hand off the steering bar (12). During operation, the unit transmits a short range radio signal (70) to a PTT receiver (90) on the 2-way radio to switch the radio to the transmit mode. The PTT control unit can be mounted on the driver's finger or on the steering bar.

Inventors: Lenz; Vernon C. (Union Gap, WA)

Assignee: Golden West Communications, Inc.

International Classification: H04B 1/38 (20060101); H04B 1/44 (20060101); H04M 9/00 (20060101); H04M 003/42 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018