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Old 05-11-2017, 1:29 PM
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Ive seen these toy walkies at Target and other stores and wondered what band they were in, they look much better built than the cheapie 49Mhz toy walkies and I cant open them in store to see what frequencies theyre on, anyone got any clues on what band they are in? I have a strong feeling most toy walkies that only have a PTT and a "Morse" key are 49Mhz splatterboxes.
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If you have a manufacturer and model number or FCC ID you can look it up and find out what frequencies they use. Some are FRS now.
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49MHz would be a good guess. Unlikely they would be CB channel 14, but that was sort of standard back in the 70's and 80's.

I doubt they are 900MHz or FRS.
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When my son was "working" for the CIA back in elementary school, I bought him some communications equipment. I think they operated on 49 mHz.
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49 mHz (0.049 Hz)?

49 MHz brings back some memories from the 70s and 80s. I haven't seen any 49 MHz stuff in a long time, except occasionally in a pile of junk at ham flea markets.

They could be FRS and entry level at that (bare bones FRS w/no CTCSS capability, etc.).
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Open Channel "D" !
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Examine the box because a lot of time the frequency/band will be in print on the box.
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it isnt on the spy gear ones, not sure on the nerf ones. they both have tall whip antennas
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Way back when, the kid's walkie talkies were usually on CB channel 14 (27.125) Mhz. After that it was 49.860 for quite a while. Not sure lately as I seem to have grown up-my guess is most kids are on FRS now.
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I found some Spy Gear Eye Link Communicator units at a thrift store. These are glorified text message radios. Looking up the FCC ID online showed that they worked on 433-434 MHz.

If you get the FCC ID of those walkie talkies, it is only a web search to get the frequency they operate on.

I was expecting 49 MHz, but was amazed to find them at 433-434 instead.
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Text message radios? Care to share what that means? Do they use a digital mode or are they analog? I'm confused .. Does it send the text over radio or is it seperate voice/data?
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What about these?
https://www.amazon.com/Spy-Gear-6022...JTMAPQS2BGVV90
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The Spy Gear Eye Link Communicators are text only. They have a small QWERTY keypad and a LCD display that goes over your right eye. They are 433-434 MHz and transmit when you press the "Send" button on the keypad, there is no voice.

I had thought they must be 49 MHz, but looked up their FCC ID and found they operated on 433-434 MHz instead. They are just a text messaging toy.

Some of the Spy Gear toys are great little radio devices though.
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But what does the DATA sound like? FSK? Scrambled data? Can you decode what is being sent? Show us a video!
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idk, was hoping someone knew
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UPDATE: I went to a toys "r" us and i found that nerf sells dedicated FRS radios. They also have the supposed lowband radios too.
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