Barryvox History

Skadi, the First Transceiver

John Lawton, an electrical engineer and pilot, was employed by the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory in Buffalo, NY, USA. In his spare time, he did voluntary work as a ski patroller at a nearby ski area.
Together with a colleague, he invented and patented the first transceiver. It was named the Skadi (nicknamed "Hot Dog") an operated at a frequency of 2.275 kHz.


The word Skadi comes from the old Norse word Skaði, variant Skade. This female is often referred to as the goddess
of skis; she traveled on skis, carried a bow, and hunted.
She was the daughter of the giant Thiazi, and married Ullr, the god of skis.

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