As I return a radio to inventory, I look at the acquisition date.

Started by Holding Pattern, November 12, 2019, 12:33:54 am

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Holding Pattern

My squadron has radios issued to us back in 1990.

It sometimes impresses me how well we take care of our gear.

Eclipse

What kind of radio gear, other then an L-Per, could you still use that is 29 years old?

All the wideband corporate equipment was taken out of service 14+ years ago.

HF?



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Eclipse

A 29 year old Tait is NBC?

I'm honestly curious as anything that old is going to fall well into the zero value and should probably be off the books.



SarDragon

Quote from: Eclipse on November 12, 2019, 04:22:30 am
A 29 year old Tait is NBC?

I'm honestly curious as anything that old is going to fall well into the zero value and should probably be off the books.


No argument there. We finally got rid of ours a couple of months ago.
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PHall

Quote from: SarDragon on November 12, 2019, 04:40:01 am
Quote from: Eclipse on November 12, 2019, 04:22:30 am
A 29 year old Tait is NBC?

I'm honestly curious as anything that old is going to fall well into the zero value and should probably be off the books.


No argument there. We finally got rid of ours a couple of months ago.


They usually hit zero value in 5 to 7 years, depending on cost.  And I don't care if it is 29 years old, if it works and meets the current specs, what's the problem?

SarDragon

Just looked up the Taits, and the model we used wasn't released until 1992.
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CAP9907

Quote from: PHall on November 12, 2019, 05:10:42 am
Quote from: SarDragon on November 12, 2019, 04:40:01 am
Quote from: Eclipse on November 12, 2019, 04:22:30 am
A 29 year old Tait is NBC?

I'm honestly curious as anything that old is going to fall well into the zero value and should probably be off the books.


No argument there. We finally got rid of ours a couple of months ago.


They usually hit zero value in 5 to 7 years, depending on cost.  And I don't care if it is 29 years old, if it works and meets the current specs, what's the problem?


I don't believe there is a problem here.. we're just discussing the issue of old Comms gear.. 
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NovemberWhiskey

Quote from: SarDragon on November 12, 2019, 04:21:35 am
A Tait might be that olde, too, and they are NB compliant.


Which Tait model are we talking about here? Some versions of the T-2020 might be narrowband; but they're no longer acceptable for use on CAP frequencies.

SarDragon

Quote from: NovemberWhiskey on November 13, 2019, 12:05:51 am
Quote from: SarDragon on November 12, 2019, 04:21:35 am
A Tait might be that olde, too, and they are NB compliant.


Which Tait model are we talking about here? Some versions of the T-2020 might be narrowband; but they're no longer acceptable for use on CAP frequencies.


Well, a Tait was just a guess, and my prior commentary takes care of that. The 2000 series wasn't marketed until 1992.

As for being compliant, here's what NHQ says:

Notice: Radios with a "YES" highlighted in YELLOW in the "Narrowband Pre 1/06", but failing to meet the "Narrowband Post 1/06" standards may continue to be used until the end of their life cycle, if they were acquired and placed in service prior to Jan 2006 (Ref: 47 CFR 300 5.3.5.2, Effective Dates).

Hence, if the radio still works, it is still usable. Let's not get into an anatomical measurement contest over this.
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