Vintage Radios - circa 1980?

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Vintage Radios - circa 1980?

Postby 72stormer » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:46 am

I'm a serving member and in the process of restoring a 1979 RCMP Malibu. Does anyone have any photos of the interior dash layout (radio, switch controls, radar, etc..?) or era-correct layout from any other services. Can anyone speak to what would have been there?

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Re: Vintage Radios - circa 1980?

Postby CBK » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:44 am

Sorry can't help ya but I'd love to see some pics :thumbsup:

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Re: Vintage Radios - circa 1980?

Postby Pete Broccolo » Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:18 pm

72stormer wrote:I'm a serving member and in the process of restoring a 1979 RCMP Malibu. Does anyone have any photos of the interior dash layout (radio, switch controls, radar, etc..?) or era-correct layout from any other services. Can anyone speak to what would have been there?

Cheers and thanks

/Steve
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Why not contact "E" Div Radio Techs or Auto Techs (I assume they have a Post Garage?) and try to find THE oldest CM still working for his info.

Possibly the Heritage Centre could help you out as well.

When I was in training, we had the 8 channel radios that "F" Div was JUST starting to roll-out when I got to Waskesiu Lake. I HAVE seen such radios being used by citizens for private mobile communications as recently as about 21 years ago just South of Weyburn. I THINK they were a GE product.

One other source - contact your nearest RCMP Vets Assoc Div and see if any of the old beggars have photos.
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Re: Vintage Radios - circa 1980?

Postby Stump » Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:28 pm

Post garage is located at the Pacific Region Training Centre (PRTC) in Chilliwack.

Their address is 1100 Calais Crescent Chilliwack, British Columbia V2R 0N6

Phone number for the front desk is 604-703-2401. The front desk may be able
to transfer you through to the post garage. If not, I'm sure they will have the
direct line number and contact information.

Hope this helps !!

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Re: Vintage Radios - circa 1980?

Postby Depot Web » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:15 pm

We have a 1980 Fury on base. I can take a photo of the dash if you think set up is similar.
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Re: Vintage Radios - circa 1980?

Postby Rob » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:15 am

72stormer wrote:I'm a serving member and in the process of restoring a 1979 RCMP Malibu. Does anyone have any photos of the interior dash layout (radio, switch controls, radar, etc..?) or era-correct layout from any other services. Can anyone speak to what would have been there?

Cheers and thanks

/Steve
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Re: Vintage Radios - circa 1980?

Postby Pete Broccolo » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:04 pm

Rob wrote:
72stormer wrote:I'm a serving member and in the process of restoring a 1979 RCMP Malibu. Does anyone have any photos of the interior dash layout (radio, switch controls, radar, etc..?) or era-correct layout from any other services. Can anyone speak to what would have been there?

Cheers and thanks

/Steve
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Whoa, who said anything was THAT high-tech?!
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Re: Vintage Radios - circa 1980?

Postby IndictableChaser » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:32 pm

Pete Broccolo wrote:
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72stormer wrote:I'm a serving member and in the process of restoring a 1979 RCMP Malibu. Does anyone have any photos of the interior dash layout (radio, switch controls, radar, etc..?) or era-correct layout from any other services. Can anyone speak to what would have been there?

Cheers and thanks

/Steve
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Re: Vintage Radios - circa 1980?

Postby Toonces » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:32 am

Wait... 1980s is vintage? :cry:
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Re: Vintage Radios - circa 1980?

Postby 72stormer » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:13 pm

I've got a great relationship with E-div Post Garage, and their manager is assisting me to the best of his ability. It's not that the 70's was "vintage" it's that the equipment in it probably was!

I'm looking at probably a Motorola MoCom setup for it, and I remember the black dash panel with the red facetted light in the centre and toggle switches on each side for the Dominion Auto lightbar.

I would love to see pics of the interior of the Fury. I've got exterior photos from when I was there, but neglected the interior.

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Re: Vintage Radios - circa 1980?

Postby radtech58 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:24 pm

Check mounting holes in truck to see if mocom radio was used.
If not try cge royal executive radio, they were 8 channel.

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Re: Vintage Radios - circa 1980?

Postby AHP309 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:04 pm

72stormer wrote:and I remember the black dash panel with the red facetted light in the centre and toggle switches on each side for the Dominion Auto lightbar.
The good old dash panel....late 70's - early 80's in Alberta they were light blue with a siren/horn switch,& Red/blue DA lights switch, on the left of the red facetted light, and on the right the two alley light switches. Below that was the radio and then the siren/pa box. Mounted in the center of the dash was a black bracket that held the radar antenna head and below that the Decatur MV715.

Different radar and radio but looked like this...
http://policecanada.org/policeca/rcmp/b ... lue143.jpg

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Re: Vintage Radios - circa 1980?

Postby FedCO » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:56 am

AHP309 wrote:
72stormer wrote:and I remember the black dash panel with the red facetted light in the centre and toggle switches on each side for the Dominion Auto lightbar.
The good old dash panel....late 70's - early 80's in Alberta they were light blue with a siren/horn switch,& Red/blue DA lights switch, on the left of the red facetted light, and on the right the two alley light switches. Below that was the radio and then the siren/pa box. Mounted in the center of the dash was a black bracket that held the radar antenna head and below that the Decatur MV715.

Different radar and radio but looked like this...
http://policecanada.org/policeca/rcmp/b ... lue143.jpg
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