Donald Hings

Donald L. Hings
Donald Lewes Hings, (November 6, 1907 – February 25, 2004) was a Canadian inventor, born in Leicester UK. In 1937 he created a portable radio signaling system for his employer CM&S, which he called a "packset", but which later became known as the "Walkie-Talkie".wikipedia
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Walkie-talkie

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In 1937 he created a portable radio signaling system for his employer CM&S, which he called a "packset", but which later became known as the "Walkie-Talkie". During these years, he developed a number of models, including the successful C-58 Walkie-Talkie which eventually sold eighteen thousand units produced for infantry use, and for which he received the MBE in 1946 and the Order Of Canada in 2001.
Its development during the Second World War has been variously credited to Donald L. Hings, radio engineer Alfred J. Gross, and engineering teams at Motorola.

Telecommunications Hall of Fame

Canada's Telecommunication Hall of Fame
In 2006, Hings was inducted into the Telecommunications Hall of Fame.
Nortel, the Communications Research Centre, Alexander Graham Bell, Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, Edward S. Rogers, Sr., Edward Samuel Rogers (Ted Rogers), Donald Hings, Robert W. (Bob) Jones, and Michael Kedar are among those honoured.

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In 1937 he created a portable radio signaling system for his employer CM&S, which he called a "packset", but which later became known as the "Walkie-Talkie".

Spokane, Washington

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While Hings was filing a U.S. patent for the packset in Spokane, Washington in 1939, Canada declared war on Germany.

Washington (state)

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While Hings was filing a U.S. patent for the packset in Spokane, Washington in 1939, Canada declared war on Germany.

World War II

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While Hings was filing a U.S. patent for the packset in Spokane, Washington in 1939, Canada declared war on Germany.

Germany

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While Hings was filing a U.S. patent for the packset in Spokane, Washington in 1939, Canada declared war on Germany.

Ottawa

Ottawa, OntarioOttawa, CanadaOttawa, ON
CM&S sent Hings to Ottawa to redevelop his new invention for military use, and he worked there from 1940 to 1945.

Order of the British Empire

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During these years, he developed a number of models, including the successful C-58 Walkie-Talkie which eventually sold eighteen thousand units produced for infantry use, and for which he received the MBE in 1946 and the Order Of Canada in 2001.

Order of Canada

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During these years, he developed a number of models, including the successful C-58 Walkie-Talkie which eventually sold eighteen thousand units produced for infantry use, and for which he received the MBE in 1946 and the Order Of Canada in 2001.

Burnaby

Burnaby, British ColumbiaBurnaby, BCCity of Burnaby
Following the war, he moved to Burnaby, British Columbia, where he established an electronics R&D company, Electronic Labs of Canada. He died on Capitol Hill, Burnaby British Columbia in 2004.

British Columbia

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Following the war, he moved to Burnaby, British Columbia, where he established an electronics R&D company, Electronic Labs of Canada. He died on Capitol Hill, Burnaby British Columbia in 2004.

Geophysics

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He continued researching and creating in the fields of communications and geophysics until his retirement.

Canada

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He held more than 55 patents in Canada and the United States, and was the inventor of the klystron magnetometer survey system.

Klystron

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He held more than 55 patents in Canada and the United States, and was the inventor of the klystron magnetometer survey system.

Magnetometer

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He held more than 55 patents in Canada and the United States, and was the inventor of the klystron magnetometer survey system.

Leicester

Leicester, EnglandCity of LeicesterLeicester, Leicestershire
Born in Leicester, England, he moved to Canada with his mother and father when he was three.

England

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Born in Leicester, England, he moved to Canada with his mother and father when he was three.

Capitol Hill (Burnaby)

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He died on Capitol Hill, Burnaby British Columbia in 2004.

Alfred J. Gross

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Between 1938 and 1941, soon after the invention of the walkie talkie in 1937 by Donald Hings, he created and patented his own version of the "walkie-talkie".

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