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Author Topic: Osama B.L. with radio: Video or still picture  (Read 2939 times)
AA4HA
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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2011, 04:42:30 PM »

There used to be (and still is) a large amount of military grade comms gear that operates in the 30-76 MHz band. You can assume that some of what the Taliban/ Al Qaeda were using was a mix of old soviet gear or stuff they bought (or was given to them) that was old mil-surplus. I think I recall seeing one of those photographs of him with a HT and a gigantic rubber duckie antenna.

Using any sort of electronic devices in a modern battlefield is about as good as painting a big target on your turban.
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2011, 11:05:42 PM »

There used to be (and still is) a large amount of military grade comms gear that operates in the 30-76 MHz band.

Not sure what band this uses or if it even works, but for $118.99 you can buy this old army radio. I just typed "army radio" into ebay and this was one of the results.
http://cgi.ebay.com/MOTOROLA-RT-209-PRC-ARMY-RADIO-1955-TRANSMITTER-/320734125410?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aad3e5d62

Not sure if it's legal to sell military communication gear in the US (I'd think the gov would worry it might "fall into the wrong hands") but apparently (legal or not) there's quite a few military radios available for sale on ebay.
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« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2011, 06:07:51 AM »


Not sure if it's legal to sell military communication gear in the US (I'd think the gov would worry it might "fall into the wrong hands") but apparently (legal or not) there's quite a few military radios available for sale on ebay.

There's nothing illegal about it. Back in the 50s and 60s a lot of hams started out with converted military radios. Do a Google search on Command Sets, for a start.
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