Buy your own Radio Relay for under 8 Grand

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Have your own Full Monty Relay for 7500 pounds. I'm thinking of getting one not only for nostalgia, but so I can cabby into work and park anywhere in the camp with out getting done by some mong for illegal parking in a parking space. Sorry about the last bit. Anyway credit crunch is hitting me, who will know at the POL point as I'm filling up!! :wink:

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I also want to paint over all them little holes that go along the bottom of the box body. If you don't know them then don't ask!
 
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accidentalscaley said:
In fact, thinking about it, aerial is about right with these skips.
Ptarmigan is dead, long live Bowman
I'll remember that tonight when I'm trying to get the guys to do maintenance
 
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accidentalscaley said:
Ptarmigan is dead, long live Bowman
Completely different purposes surely?
 
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roadster280 said:
Are these Ptarmigan trucks, or Euromux 3-bank ones? 8 grand not bad if it includes the SHF sets, masts, coaxes, ants. Free truck, genes and box body too!

BTW - completely disagree with Ae vs Ant. Both are TX/RX by definition. If it radiates, it will also have induced current from RX signals. If it works in RX, it will also work on TX. The difference is an Ae is elevated (hence "aerial"). Or was originally so, these days they are synonymous.
Sorry to nit pick but I think you'll find "Ptarmigan" on the advert might give it away :wink:
 
#11
Well it wouldnt have been the first time an entrenching tool got called a spade!

I'm no RR wallah, but as far as I know, there are (were) Ptar, Euromux and BRUIN Triffid trucks, and they're not the same, but look kind of similar. I came from a TA BRUIN regt and saw the innards of a Ptar Triffid truck and nearly fell off the steps, there was so much kit in there.

However, on closer inspection, it seems that this is indeed a Ptarmigan truck, it seems to have a PU12 on the cage. Unless Euromux ones have SHF, and I have no idea on that.
Euromux did indeed have SHF, worked better than everything else as well :)
 
#13
That,s why it was called a Triffid, three heads well actually one VHF basket and a Racal parabolic with a UHF and a SHF head
 
#14
36 Sigs must have had the basic version then when I was there it was a basic three racks in the back, one spare head rack and a very, very convenient table.
 
#15
Don't forget Triffid is the actual radio relay link, Ptarmigan and Euromux were just the trunk systems (not the radios themselves).

In fact the last time I saw Ptarmigan it was being operated out of a back of a Land Rover in Germany.
 
#16
Indeed, but the Triffid dets were different for each system.



You'd have seen a small part of it then. Absolutely no way a SW&FC is going in a Land Rover, and the system depends on it. Same for SCRA(C).

I suspect you saw a SAS(MC) that had been shoehorned into a LR. All you really needed was the LDA Mux, but it wasn't going to do a great deal without a switch or three. We cobbled together one of these at 232 Sqn in '95. It worked, but not terribly useful for very long.
Go no idea tbh it was a Regular Army unit (on Munster training area).

So you were 36 Sigs? I was a B2 Radio Tele Op with 54 Sqn until I transferred to the Monkeys.
 
#17
Indeed, but the Triffid dets were different for each system.



You'd have seen a small part of it then. Absolutely no way a SW&FC is going in a Land Rover, and the system depends on it. Same for SCRA(C).

I suspect you saw a SAS(MC) that had been shoehorned into a LR. All you really needed was the LDA Mux, but it wasn't going to do a great deal without a switch or three. We cobbled together one of these at 232 Sqn in '95. It worked, but not terribly useful for very long.
Didn't the airborne lot have something similar, Mux and a teleprinter basically?
 

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