To get my real email address, replace wrongname with dadoheadman.
Then replace nospam with fastmail. Lastly, replace com with us.
I could have used a rechargeable whip then. It took getting another
walkie talkie to get things back to "normal", I'm not really sure how that
happened since they tended to come in pairs.
They were not the kind that included a big button to send "morse code"
complete with the alphabet right on there. I have no idea why I didn't
get one of those fancier models. Perhaps that feature came later.
The 49MHz walkie talkies that came out much later were so much better, not
just a superhet receiver (of course you could get those for the 100mW CB
walkie talkies, but they cost more), but FM. I eventually took one of
those 1967 walkie talkies up to the mountain here (it's relative, no
mountain climbing required) and tried it, kind of a big heterodyne, no
doubt made the worse because of the wide regen receiver. None of that
heterodyning on those FM walkie talkies.