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CovPoliceHistory
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481 of 482  Mon 1st Jan 2018 8:52pm  
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With reference to the picture in post #478. The Officer is using one of the telephone posts, aka pillar, of which there were 79 of them around the City, along with 58 kiosks or boxes. The following post mentions the PYE units. These were the PYE Pocketfone PF1. One unit was the transmitter and the other a receiver. Introduced from 1964, at first only the receiver was issued to the constable on the beat, while the sergeant carried the transmitter and he would communicate messages/information to those out on the streets. I have a set, see photo. Lower unit, the transmitter, press the button on the side and the antenna would pop-up. Pushed down manually to stow away. Middle unit, the receiver, a small speaker on the top and a simple on/off volume knob on the side. Top unit, receiver, same as the middle one but with the addition of a (now very rare) external loudspeaker, housed in a waterproof rubber shroud which was clipped onto the epaulette of the tunic or overcoat. Used mainly by an officer on a bicycle.
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Rob Orland
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482 of 482  Mon 1st Jan 2018 9:35pm  
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