suit radio n.

a communications system in the helmet of a space suit

Communications

  • [1934 R. Vaughan Exile of the Skies in Wonder Stories Feb. 770/2 page image Richard Vaughan bibliography

    Strange grunting sounds and horrid gnashings quivered in through the sensitive receiving apparatus of the space-suit radio.]

  • 1941 B. Brudy Hot Cargo in Thrilling Wonder Stories 105/1 page image Bill Brudy bibliography

    The clank of grapples sounded, followed by Northrup’s voice, tinny in his suit radio.

  • 1944 G. O. Smith Long Way in Astounding Science-Fiction Apr. 84/2 page image George O. Smith

    ‘But I'll catch up,’™ he promised as he made connection between his suit-radio and the Station communicator system.

  • 1957 J. White Sector General in New Worlds Science Fiction Nov. 32 page image James White bibliography

    In the suit radio a cry of surprise was abruptly cut off by the clang of metal against metal.

  • 1968 J. White All Judgment Fled in Worlds of If 158/1 page image James White

    McCullough, now that his taped report had come to an end, began calling Hollis and Walters on his suit radio.

  • 1988 C. Boyce Birthplace in Aboriginal Science Fiction Mar.–Apr. 49/1 page image Chris Boyce bibliography

    He…plugged his suit radio into the hopper’s radio system.

  • 2010 G. A. Landis Marya & the Pirate in Asimov’s Science Fiction Jan. 24 page image Geoffrey A. Landis bibliography

    He'd locked her suit radio so it would broadcast only on low-power mode, enough to communicate with him, but not to broadcast a distress signal.


Research requirements

antedating 1941

Earliest cite

Bill Brudy, in Thrilling Wonder Stories

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1948 cite from Murray Leinster's "Planet of Sand".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from an undated reprint of Gordon Eklund and Greg Benford's 1974 "If the Stars are Gods".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1987 cite from Thomas R. McDonough's "The Architects of Hyperspace".
Mike Christie submitted a 1944 cite from George O. Smith's "The Long Way".
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1941 cite from Bill Brudy's "Hot Cargo".
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1934 cite for "space-suit radio" in Wonder Stories.
Jesse Sheidlower submitted the 1957, 1968, 1988, and 2010 cites.

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