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Offline John Gordon

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Timing of Raven Transition
« on: July 09, 2017, 03:48:54 PM »
Would appreciate if someone can advise on the timing of the transition from the existing VHF (PRC77?) and HF (GRC 106?) in the Perentie FFR fleet to the then new Raven sets which I understand started in late 1987. Presumably all were not changed at once.
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Re: Timing of Raven Transition
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 09:19:40 PM »
On further research I note the HF Ravens were introduced from 1987 and presumably took a few years to filter through Army, RAAF and Navy? I also not the Raven VHF was only introduced in 1994, what were they using for in vehicle and manpacks prior to that time?
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Re: Timing of Raven Transition
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 06:47:33 PM »
Hi jag,

Prior to the introduction of the RTF-200 in 1994, the main VHF radio was the AN/PRC-77 in both manpack and vehicle roles (non armoured). Due to a general shortage in VHF radios, the AN/PRC-77 continued in use up until at least 2009 that I am aware of. The VHF fleet was also supplemented with the purchase of WAGTAIL & PINTAIL in manpack and personal roles, respectively.

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Re: Timing of Raven Transition
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 09:09:05 PM »
Hi Agas, thank you for the informed response.

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Re: Timing of Raven Transition
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 03:07:02 PM »
Any idea what happens with the PRC-77 , GRC -106 and now the Raven after they  are decommissioned ?

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Re: Timing of Raven Transition
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 03:14:17 PM »
The 77 sets and veh mounts are on ebay I have 3 working sets and 1 amplifier hard to get from US but Israel, greece and several other plsces sell them.
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Re: Timing of Raven Transition
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 05:39:19 PM »
Thanks Geoff
Hope Raven radios go in the market soon

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Re: Timing of Raven Transition
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 06:42:16 AM »
Buckleys chance! Since the army disposed of their Larkspur and A510 war stores (brand new radios) in the 70s they have not released any of this type of kit. Occasionally you will see Raven gear pop up in the UK but that was demo stock and rarely seen now.

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Re: Timing of Raven Transition
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 07:20:05 PM »
Thanks Kman
Hope something come up , about the A510 actually I got a set in the 80s from a disposal and is in very good condition

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Re: Timing of Raven Transition
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 09:08:29 PM »
Have you got it working? I used a power supply from a guy in Italy to get the 90V and 7.5V from a 12V gell cell. More lately I bought a 12V converter from Banggood for a bit over $12 as I tecall and this does the 90 V just fine.

Had some crystals made for the 80 and 40 metre amateur bands but must admit I rarely use it.

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Hope something come up , about the A510 actually I got a set in the 80s from a disposal and is in very good condition
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Re: Timing of Raven Transition
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2017, 09:39:11 PM »
Hi Kman
Yep , I have the radio working but I not use , I got the power supply probable from the same place in Italy , I got few from him for the different radios I have , I collect military radios , make them work and preserve them for future generations , from where you got the other  ?  , from Italy are very expensive

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Re: Timing of Raven Transition
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2017, 06:44:35 AM »
The cheap supply was from Banggood.

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Re: Timing of Raven Transition
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2018, 04:16:16 PM »
Any idea what happens with the PRC-77 , GRC -106 and now the Raven after they  are decommissioned ?

Apart from museum pieces, they will all go through the shredder....
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