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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009438D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 89K

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Charles B. Swope Jorge L. Garcia


Operators of two-way radios using belt clips handle their radios in various ways in various cir- cumstances. One of the most common ways a radio is handled is during meetings where the radio is tra- ditionally removed from the hip and placed on the table or counter in front of the user. Because of the way many radios obscure the view of the user in the meeting, and the need to be able to hear and see the radio for activity and status, the user will often lay the radio flat on the table and try to position it in a manner to view those needed status displays. The radio ends up in an awkward position having degraded antenna and visual status performance to both the user and the system.