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punk September 23rd, 2009 08:24 AM

Can anyone recommend a good set to buy??? We will be cruising with in laws and FIL is in early stages of alzheimers so we want to be sure he can contact us anytime.
Need some suggestions please!!!

Mike M September 23rd, 2009 02:27 PM

Motorola Talk-About FRS/GMRS radios will give you fairly good power and range for a reasonable price.

There are few "affordable" radios, that you don't need a license for, that will work "everywhere" on a ship but these will work in most places. If someone is in the lower parts of the ship and someone else is on the top deck you may not be able to talk.

Take care,

punk September 28th, 2009 10:06 AM

Thanks Mike!

Do they have radios available for rent on the ship??

Mike M September 28th, 2009 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by punk
Thanks Mike!

Do they have radios available for rent on the ship??

I have never seen any for rent.

Take care,

billbelt November 26th, 2009 10:36 AM

Good question. We have never seen rental radios on any cruise. There are several sets of radios that are fairly good. Many though will incur issues aboard a ship due to the construction of the ship. Finally please be aware that ere are some very strict laws in some countries pertaining to these radios. They are considered a "security issue" in certain places around the globe. This would mostly be applicable if you took the radios off the ship.

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