Category Archives: two-way radios

“Walk The Talk”

Here I don’t mean that mantra which all politicians, from aspiring wannabes to seasoned veterans, chant feverishly in order to look legit. (But most end up just talking).

Rather, it is about a team of talented engineers at Motorola Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Penang.   There, circa 1980~84, they developed the first “designed & built in Malaysia” two-way radio, aka, Walkie-Talkie.  The product was launched in 2 tiers, a Low-Tier model HT90 and a High-Tier model HT440.  Both series were identical except for the outer case.  The HT440 had a two-tone casing.

Daily, the R&D engineers would walk up and down, testing out the prototypes by talking (and listening).   Kudos !  Malaysia pasti boleh.  Penang lagi boleh.

Oh, where was I ?   As a process engineer and NPR coordinator supporting the program — cari makan lah !