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Raven Disposal
« on: September 07, 2014, 07:20:36 AM »
Now that the army has moved/is moving from Raven to Harris gear does anyone know what will happen to the old Ravens? will they be disposed of by auction (like the Larkspur was) or ...

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Re: Raven Disposal
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014, 03:09:39 PM »
I'd be surprised in this day and age if they were anything but simply destroyed.  But time will tell I guess.
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Re: Raven Disposal
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2014, 04:46:24 PM »
you will see them for sale in the UK

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Re: Raven Disposal
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2014, 10:25:39 AM »
Would be good if we can!  :)

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Re: Raven Disposal
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 11:25:03 AM »
Bump

Anybody heard any more about raven gear :)
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Re: Raven Disposal
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2017, 12:58:24 PM »
A lot of the gear would have been re-distributed within 1 Div under Plan Beersheba and then onto the supporting Bde's and GRes. As to RAVEN's ulimate fate ?  It'll probably be shredded just like similar gear has and will be shredded.

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Re: Raven Disposal
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2017, 08:49:16 PM »
Shame. Larkspur gear went to disposals in brand new condition and the sky did not fall in. PRC77 and RT524 are easily purchased without issues. A510 were also available brand new in disposal stores without presenting a threat to national security. But there was more realism in decision making in those times.

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Re: Raven Disposal
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2017, 09:00:13 PM »
I get where your coming from Howard but the worlds not quite the same anymore.  Then again they could do a fair amount of damage with a 12 tonne Mack taring up the place.

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Re: Raven Disposal
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 09:43:55 PM »
There are lots of reasons to shred nowadays...  ITAR for US equipment, special internal chips, and there was a campaign of fearmongering a while back from the ACMA :(  They don't like the idea of 'high' powered open band ex-military radios amongst the general public. I think that could be easily addressed by limiting sales to those with an amature license... but that probably makes too much sense aye :)

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Re: Raven Disposal
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2017, 09:44:50 AM »
Yeah. And they have been readily available in the UK - demo stock given to cadet units then disposed of on the open market. I had one that was faulty and a friend sourced the necessary chips through commercial suppliers and fixed it.

Many more Chinese powerful open frequenciy radios available that are easily programmed on HF, VHF and UHF frequencies but they are not in "khaki" boxes. Of course their batteries and accessories are much more readily available than those for military radios but, again, they are not "khaki"...

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