..... UPDATED APR 2012 .........
Hello, I am Dave G8EPR of BEWDLEY WORCS ENGLAND
Dave G8EPR Technical Curator of the Pye Museum and Radiotelephone Museum website is available by calling G8EPR at GB7WF (DSTAR)
The PYE Museum of BEWDLEY started as early as 1973
when Barry G4CTU took me up into BIRMINGHAM for each of us to buy a PYE CAMBRIDGE AM10D AM DASH MOUNT PMR set.
That evening I broke every dust core in the front end board and had a good cry in frustration over it.
My first set of PF1 PYE Pocketphones was bought through the post from B Bambers of LITTLEPORT CAMBS.
When they arrived I put in the receiver a 9 volt pp9 battery and the roar of a LION came from the speaker.
YES it was crystalled on THE WEST MIDS SAFARI PARK FREQ 1.5 miles away..AS I was a good LAW abiding RADIO AMATEUR I immediately re-crystalled it for 70cms!!!!
I was told that in a north midlands town a young radio amateur had also bought a set of PF1 Pocketphones and re-crystalled them for the local 70cm repeater.
He was walking in the town successfully working through the repeater, when up drew a POLICE PANDA CAR.
The policeman listened to his explanation as to why he was OPERATING POLICE RADIO EQUIPMENT IN THE STREET
The Policeman confiscated the PF1's saying that they were only made for the police by PYE, cause they were all marked PF1 which means POLICE FORCE 1 .SO NO ONE else can own them or use them, so the pair of PF1's must have been stolen.
Later that day, after the young radio amateur had told all the members of the local radio club. The local police station was visited by several of the members carrying many pairs of PF1's which they plonked on the desk and said to the sergeant, you better arrest us all and our police radios that we use.
Then after explanations of what PF1 really means the sets were released from police custody..
Since then I have had great interest in PYE PMR RADIO
During one of the last BELLEVUE RADIO SHOWS in MANCHESTER, I came across a mint PYE PTC114-115 SET hidden under a table for sale for TEN Pounds.
BY the time I had passed it by ten times, on the eleventh time I went straight back to by it.
IT HAD GONE.....
After that I decided TO GO FOR IT.. and start a PYE MUSEUM COLLECTION. Which over the years has grown somewhat into 2.5 Bedrooms, Dining/lounge and a large shed and garage and roof space etc....
So now its time to go onto Internet with it. With digital pictures Taken by GM8AOB MARTIN of FORT WILLIAM. SCOTLAND. Who I thank very much.
ALSO THE Collection could not have grown without the help of RADIO AMATEURS SUCH AS:
GM8LMA (SILENT KEY 2011) who
provided SSB200 / SSB21O.
ROBIN HOLDERNESS G3XDA OF SPALDING LINCS.LOTS OF BITS.
JOHN ARNOLD G4NPH OF HADDENHAM CAMBS.CANT SAY MIGHT WANT IT BACK.
JOHN DOSHER G8MGK REDDITCH (TA FOR THE INTERNET SPACE) PYE PMR.
GREAHAM STANLEY G8GYI KIDDERMINSTER WORCS. MISC.
RAY WITHERS G4KZH. (SILENT KEY). PYE F27AM BASE STATION.
JACK BURNS G2AFD. (SILENT KEY). PYE BANTEMS HP1AM.ETC.
SID WRIGHT,HOBO1,SWL (SILENT KEY) OF KIDDERMINSTER, PF1 POCKETPHONES.
HUGH ALLISON G3XSE (SILENT KEY). PYE 7GHZ LINK RX.
JOHN G4FIT. SRP8000 / SRP1000 / SRM9000.
BRIAN LOVEDAY. G8AHJ,(SILENT KEY) OF CORBY. PYE WALKYPHONES.
MIKE TUNLEY OF GLOUCESTER (SILENT KEY 2011). BITS.
AYDEN ASHCROFT OF DERBY. PYE REPORTERS.
PETER G3ZVI OF GAREX, EXETER. PYE REPORTER & MANUALS.
RICHARD ALLPORT OF COMMS PMR. LOWESTOFT. G6??? SCRAPPY BITS!!!!
JOHN PURCELL RADIOTELEPHONE MILLIONAIRE OF LONDON. BITS & PIECES.
NEAL WEDGEBURY G6CUQ OF REDDITCH. PYE&STORNO CONT BOXES, HUDSON.
NEAL AND IVOR OF CAMBRIDGE SCOUTS. LOTS.
DAN G6RMA OF KENT. AN M300 ONE DAY??
GEOFF G4ACS OF KIDDERMINSTER. PYE BOOT RANGER.
PETER G3MWQ OF WELLINGTON. GETTING ME THROUGH THE RADIO AMATEURS EXAM IN 1971.
JOHN G4CFH. PYE WESTMINSTERS.
JOHN COOK OF COLCHESTER. PF8. PF9. MANUALS. PTC122. PYE EUROPA.
MIKE G4JUK OF CHESLYN HAY. PYE WESTMINSTERS, CLEARTONES. GEC .
EDDY BOYD M5PYE(G8CRN) . SRP8000. PTC102.
JOHN GM8MLH of DALMALLY SCOTLAND. PORTA RANGER.
TONY Hibberd G8AQN of Rugby. AJH ELECTRONICS.PORTA RANGERS.WHITEHALL.
BRIAN BAMBER of BAMBERS OF LITTLEPORT CAMBS. PF1 POCKETPHONES.
JOHN G3TFC of Baginton Electronics (SILENT KEY 2011). PTC102.
MARTIN G8JNJ OF CHANDLERS FORD HAMPSHIRE.PYE WESTMINSTERS.
Duncan G8KNF. LONDON. U10B CAMBRIDGES.
DAZ G1ERM OF BATH. LOTS OF PYE MEMORABILIER
MARK G4XNJ OF TELFORD. LOTS.
GEOFF G4??? OF RUGELEY. LBAND --IRISH-- Pye Westminsters.
DAVE ROBERTS MM0BGQ OF THE ISLE OF SKYE. PYE COMPACT. P5012.
CHRIS LOREK G4HCL (supply of MX290 EPROM).
BOB G8NTU OF STOURPORT. ALL HIS SCRAP! W15AM/C WESTMINSTER.
ROGER G8BBB. PF8 NEW. FL5000 BASE.
DAVE G???? OF NORWICH. VARIOUS BITS.
PETER G8UVC OF OLDHAM. ART177 BITS.
KEN G8BEN of NORFOLK.(SILENT KEY)PYE RADIOPHONE & MOTORCYC CAMB CONT BOX.
IAN G1GHZ STORNO 800/PYE PF1 CAR ADAPTOR .
ERIC GM3RFA MARCONI RC742 BASE AND COSSOR CC303 BOOTSET
GW8ERA Mike Voss (Silent Key 2011) who provided Pye PMR2 --Philips M290-Philips Post Office sorting TX RX Units-Rank PL209 Portable..
and my personal BANKER AT RALLIES WHEN I RUN OUT OF MONEY- G8AKX MALCOLM OF KIDDERMINSTER.
AND MANY OTHERS I CANT THINK OF AT THIS POINT IN TIME.
SO if there are any other collectors out there somewhere. Look this over and contact me with your comments.
Or if anyone has any early PYE radiotelephones for sale or donation
Please send me an email to Pye Museum EMail address
I cant say that all my descriptions are accurate.
But they are as near as damn it....
MORE PICTURES WILL BE ADDED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
MORRIS MINOR RECONDITIONED PANDA CAR
1 OFF PYE W15FMD WESTMINSTER PROVIDED TO OWNER IN
KIDDERMINSTER. CIRCA 1998.WRKING RX ON TWO METRES
AND 1 PAIR OF PYE PF1 POCKETPHONES.
2 OFF PYE MOTOR CYCLE POLICE WESTMINSTER W15AMC.
PROVIDED TO EX LIVERPOOL POLICEMAN WHO BOUGHT AT
AUCTION HIS OLD TRIUMPH POLICE BIKE.
1 OFF PYE MOTOR CYCLE POLICE WESTMINSTER W15AMC
PROVIDED TO CLIVE G4JXJ FOR COUSINS REFURBED
POLICE MOTOR CYCLE.
1 OFF PYE BANTAM LOWBAND AM HP1AM. PROVIDED TO TOM
FINLAY GI NORTHERN IRELAND.
TO BE PUT OM SHOW IN AN RUC HISTORIC PARADE.
AS USED DURING BLOODY SUNDAY.....
1 OFF AM27F CAMBRIDGE BASE STATION PROVIDED TO
AVONCROFT MUSEUM BROMSGROVE. VIA CURATOR OF TELECOMS
GUS G8DEC. TO BE PUT ON SHOW IN ORIGINAL AA ROADSIDE
BOX WITH EXTENSION FOR AA COMMS UNIT TO LOCAL AREA
PATROLS. PLUS 1 TULIP MIC GREEN.
1 OFF PYE OLYMPIC AM M201 DASH LOWBAND.
DONATED TO RICHARD ALLPORTS RAC MORRIS VAN CIRCA 1975
1 pair of PTC114-115 transmitter-receiver chassis in butchered conditions
with poor covers to a ROVER 680 MET POLICE Restoration
Project by DAVE Barker nr Huddersfield.
AND CIERIEON OF IRELAND.
Spalding radio rally 2003..