PERSONNEL COMMUNICATIONS, TOS COMMUNICATOR
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STARFLEET COMMUNICATOR CIRCA 2265 A.D.
COMMUNICATOR

This version of the flip top communicator, had been used was to replcace an older model. This more capable version incorporated the latest in technology including automated distress beacon, emergency call button, multiple channel selector switch, frequency calibration display, tuned ferlite loop antenna grid, subspace transitter and reciever coil assemblies, and a Universal Translator. The flip top antenna grid, was proven to be a more reliable design in the field, prone to less jaming than the push button flip top design.

The communicator was originally used in ST: The Original Series, and was designed by now prop legend Wah Chang. The originals used stop watches to drive the moire pattern on the original hero props.