Saturday, June 13, 2020

Honest and dishonest reviews of the Spy Gear walkie talkie

Facebook's targeted advertising knows me too well and lately it's been repeatedly showing me ads for a pair of transceivers priced at just AU$15.

I wondered what frequency they are on and if they might be moved to a ham band just for fun.

When I was young my dad bought me a pair of 27Mhz transceivers and these were absolutely fascinating. All sorts of hide and seek games were devised where the hidden person could talk with the searchers and taunt them. CB was popular at the time and sometimes trucks could be heard and even remote stations in the evening.

Drilling in to the reviews on Target's web site soon reveals the truth...







But wait... there is one (incentivised) reviewer who really loves this product!


Peter, VK3YE, tests an even cheaper pair of transceivers that seem to operate better than the Spy Gear ones from Target.


Great work Peter. I would be interested to see the circuit traced out.

Currently preparing to move house here. All antennas are down and looking forward to the new QTH.

2 comments:

  1. Peter, I was just listening to you on Radio National. You mentioning how our screens are losing out to crud.

    Can I recommend - https://alisdair.mcdiarmid.org/kill-sticky-headers/

    This little bit of software is a godsend for people who like a full screen experience.

    stuie r

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  2. Stuie, off topic but thanks.

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