Well, I'm pleased to advise that I had confirmation that my complete system will be replaced with brand new components which i expect will arrive after Christmas. I'll be getting the DR versions of the hicap and the 250 too, so all in all I'm pleased given the circumstances.
I have to apologise to those who were expecting frantic pre Christmas debate on which way I should go with my kit however, as it's all being replaced like for like...so my new / old system will look like this:
Gyro SE, RB303 2m black
out of interest and to give you all something to advise me on, how much of an uplift in performance do you think I can expect over my old version (non DR) version of this system. I guess this will be an interesting thread topic in itself!
Thanks again to all who offered help and advice previously, have a great, music filled Christmas