Push-to-type operation

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Push-to-type operation: In telegraph or data transmission systems, that method of communication in which the operator at a station must keep a switch operated in order to send messages.

Push-to-type operation is used in radio systems where the same frequency is employed for transmission and reception.

Push-to-type operation is a derivative form of transmission and may be used in simplex, half-duplex, or duplex operation. Synonym press-to-type operation.

This is similar to Push-to-talk operation for radio phone communications.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the General Services Administration document: "Federal Standard 1037C". (in support of MIL-STD-188)