.....,UPDATED DEC 2007.........

    Hello,I am Dave G8EPR of BEWDLEY WORCS ENGLAND

       EMAIL TO

 

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 rx a 9volt pp9 battery

  and the roar of a LION came from the speaker.

  YES it was xtalled on THE WEST MIDS SAFARI PARK FREQ

  1.5 miles away..AS I was a good LAW abiding RADIO

  AMATEUR I immediatly re-xtalled 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-xtalled them for the local 70cm repeater.

   He was walking in the town succesfully wrking 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 sergent, 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

  elevneth 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:

     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.    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 DALMALLEY 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. 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

    

     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.

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  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.

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  2 OFF PYE MOTOR CYCLE POLICE WESTMINSTER W15AMC.

   PROVIDED TO EX LIVERPOOL POLICEMAN WHO BOUGHT AT

   AUCTION HIS OLD TRIUMPH POLICE BIKE.

    CIRCA 2000.

  1 OFF PYE MOTOR CYCLE POLICE WESTMINSTER W15AMC

    PROVIDED TO CLIVE G4JXJ FOR COUSINS REFURBED

     POLICE MOTOR CYCLE.

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  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.....

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  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.

     APRIL 2002.

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  1 OFF PYE OLYMPIC AM M201 DASH LOWBAND.

   DONATED TO RICHARD ALLPORTS RAC MORRIS VAN CIRCA 1975

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  1 pair of PTC114-115 tx-rx chassis in butchered condx

 with poor covers to a ROVER 680 MET POLICE Restoration

 Project by DAVE Barker nr Huddersfield.

        AND CIERIEON  OF IRELAND.

  Spalding radio rally 2003..

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          .........THE END...........

    

Equipment supplied or donated to museums and for vehicle restoration.

Dave G8EPR Technical Curator of the Pye Museum  and Radiotelephone Museum website is available via Internet linking to speak to any licensed radio amateurs about the museum exhibits and will be pleased to answer questions.

 




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