Is it a sign of advancing old age that I don’t find any of these April Fools funny anymore? At one time a good April Fool would be such that it was entirely believable by many people, especially if they were not involved with the subject matter.
All the one’s I’ve seen for the last few years are as subtle as a flatulence in a lift(elevator) car. They’re all obvious and transparent.
Yes a true classic the spaghetti harvest on the BBC in 1957. That worked because Britain in 1957 didn’t do Foreign Food so the origins of spaghetti, a strange foreign food, were unknown to a huge number of people. Meat and two veg was the order of the day! Likewise the invites sent to many noble gentlemen and Lords etc in the 1860s. to attend the annual cleaning of the Lions in Trafalgar Square resulting in all sorts of genrty standing around wondering what was happening and nobody wanting to let on they’d been had.
Now you get daft stuff like the BMW ad that featured tractor beams. Even the terminally stupid wouldn’t fall for that. So it’s not funny.
It’s a nice touch, a smart watch that has a spectrum analyser and part of the IC7300 display on board. For an extra giggle, the suggestion that an IC PW1 1kw amplifier and ATU, requiring mains power and weighing many kg would be a good option for the sota operator with a watch based radio.