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By johnm
#1810047
Does anyone know whether these are any use? If so I have one going spare, though its battery life will have expired. If it's useless does anyone have advice on safe disposal?
By johnm
#1810119
That's what it has been, but I'm reluctant to put it in small electricals at the dump and wondered if there was an approved disposal method....
#1810192
Certainly worth destroying. Dont want some itinerant trying to make it work at sending out "whooping" noises on 121.5.

I think I would open and remove battery and dispose of separately, then if there is a crystal, smashing that up.

If it were a seagoing one, I think it would accidentally fall over the side of the boat ! :twisted:
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By Dave W
#1820955
Provide it to a passenger.

Your own 406MHz beacon can alert the Rescue Coordination Centre for all of you, then your own 406 beacon will also deliver 121.5 for local SAR homing to you; the old beacon can deliver the same service for a pax.
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By johnm
#1820967
Thanks to @Paul_Sengupta and @Dave W for the suggestion, but on the basis of earlier advice it has already been dismantled and recycled I'm afraid..... :(