This site will be somewhat rough for a while with some dead links, missing information. etc. Over the next year or so I hope to be able to correct the problems and expand the content to make it more complete. I hope that these things don't keep you from enjoying what's already here. I'm sure that GE veterans will spot errors in the existing content. Please contact me about these.
The General Electric Company was active in the mobile radio business for more than 60 years. With the help of many GE veterans it is my intent to document the history of this GE business up to the late 1980s when Ericsson came in. The site will be started using existing documents and images, but viewer submitted material is urgently needed - see below. Equipment families, facilities and people will all be covered - the equipment families and facilities information being of more general interest and people content being more for ex-GErs or their survivors. However, with very few exceptions we will not be presenting detailed technical information (i.e. service manuals, schematics etc.) here. There are other sites for that.
The content on the old GE Mobile Radio History site has been deleted and replaced by links to this site. Eventually the old site will be discontinued.
Please contact me about any information that you have on GE events: product introductions - major contracts - changes at the General manager level - telephone books - production dates - product literature and advertisements and more are appropriate for this site. We have very little material about the Progress Line and Mastr Pro eras and on hand-held products so we need what you have.
All those contributing to the site be credited for their contributions unless they request anonymity.
This site will be under construction for some time as there is much content to be processed and added. During construction the links on this page will lead to the site's content. When the site is better defined improved site navigation may be added.
Preliminary Site Index
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