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).