Commissioned approximately 1980.
Low Band Pye Pegasus 18 channel dash mounted mobiles M252 based on the standard Pye Beaver ruggedised FM chassis and painted green. Running about 15 watts to 18 watts output in the 79 MHz frequency band and receiving repeater outputs in the 74 MHz band with 12.5 KHz spacing. They are crystal controlled sets.
Also Duplex Talkthrough Pye Pegasus M252 for infill of unserviceable or knocked out repeaters sites in a M.I.V. (Mould Insertion Vehicle) - probably a Land Rover with telescopic mast. Later these were provided with CTCSS modules to stops repeaters opening on squelch noise during lift conditions on VHF.
The object of the system was to provide a full communications system between all RAF - Army - MoD - Royal Navy bases throughout the UK.
DAVE G8EPR September 2004....