Reporter mobile radiophone, 1951-1953

Made:
1951-1953 in Cambridge
maker:
Pye Limited

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Reporter mobile radiophone type PTC 116, serial No. 6744, made by Pye Limited, Cambridge, England, 1951-1953.

This low-powered radio-telephone was primarily designed for installing in motor vehicles where high-powered equipment was impractical. Devices like these were used by British Police services in the 1950s. This example had a range of 10 to 25 miles depending on local conditions, and operated on two fixed frequencies - one for sending and one for receiving. The transmitter and receiver were housed in the same unit, and the power supply was incorporated.

Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1955-346
Materials:
metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified) and rubber (unidentified)
type:
mobile telephone
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • telephone
credit:
Kindly donated by Team Telecom Group Plc