Do you ever grow out of walkie talkies?
I’ve got some great Motorola ones that i’ve had for years. They are brilliant for skiing, but also kept in the packs on long climbing routes on mountains in winter (and summer!) in case the weather or geology means that communication is impossible but necessary. Still not needed to use them, rope communication is usually sufficient in out of sight/earshot pitches in winter, but they weigh next to nothing and could come in handy some day, so I’ll continue to carry.Posted 4 years agocoreMember
I’ve just dug some out (tevion terrain 550) because I think they’ll come in handy around the farm etc, can’t help but still get that silly feeling I did as a kid messing around with them playing armies, or swearing/burping/farting through them, thought I was past that, but apparently not………Posted 4 years agotoys19Member
They are really rather good fun.
My mate had them the last few years in Morzine, we spent all our time making casual observers think we were some kind of professional walkie talkie users by using phonetic code.
“Whiskey Alpha November Kilo Echo Romeo, this is Tango Whiskey Alpha Tango, what’s your 20? Over.”
Anyone who actually listened was either appalled or amused..Posted 4 years agoMrOvershootSubscriber
I hate the things, mainly as I have to carry one all day round site and it means you can’t escape (I do turn it of in the traps as its bloody obvious where you are if you answer).Posted 4 years ago
That and several co workers who insist on running them with the volume at 11 so it just blows your ears in with distortion & cuts any conversation dead.mark90Member
Great for skiing, especially with speaker/mics clipped on jacket meaning radio stored in pocket. Easier to manage with gloves on and has a more ‘professional’ look as they can’t see the barbie/ben10 radios 😉
Best thing is making comments about the person your mate is standing next too 😆Posted 4 years ago
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