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CovPoliceHistory
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481 of 488  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 488  Mon 1st Jan 2018 9:35pm  
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CKV 1D
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483 of 488  Sun 11th Feb 2018 11:52am  
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A very busy Upper Precinct / Broadgate here, with the beautiful Cathedral spire dominating the skyline in the background there!
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TonyS
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484 of 488  Sun 11th Feb 2018 2:49pm  
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On 1st Jan 2018 8:52pm, CovPoliceHistory said: 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.
Am I correct in saying that a combined Pye transmitter/receiver unit, based on the same style as this, was issued during the 1970's?
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coventry49
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485 of 488  Sun 11th Feb 2018 2:53pm  
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Yes, sometime around 1974/75 I think. They were navy blue in colour and I believe were a different make.
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CovPoliceHistory
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486 of 488  Sun 11th Feb 2018 6:25pm  
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The 'Burndept BE470' replaced the 'PYE PF1'.
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Dreamtime
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487 of 488  Mon 12th Feb 2018 4:06am  
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Every home should have one!!! Big grin Big grin
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NeilsYard
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488 of 488  Sat 17th Feb 2018 9:32pm  
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Proof if ever needed that it really was mucked up once more.
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