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Old December 1st, 2001, 05:34 PM
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Default Using FRS Radios On-board

We will be cruising on the NCL Norwegian Sky with our two kids in March, and was thinking of using FRS radios to enhance communications with them on-board. We haven't bought any yet and would like to know the following:

1. What kind of range do you get on board ship? For example, do the structures of the ship tend to cut range drastically? Were the radios usable almost anywhere on board?

2. Are they currently in sufficiently wide use that channel crowding is a problem?

3. Does anyone have suggestions/recommendations for what model & features are critical, useful, redundant?

4. If anyone has travelled on NCL or specifically the Sky could they verify if NCL rents FRS radios on board, and if so, what type, cost, etc?

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Old December 1st, 2001, 06:43 PM
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We just got back from our first cruise with FRS and they were wonderful. Ours are only 14 channel and didn't have a problem at all. We could use them any where on the ship - inside to outside etc. or ship to shore for shopping. If you have a Sam's in your area check them out. They have a Motorola with a charging base - two radios for $70.00. This is a step up from ours. We never ran the batteries down and were gone for 10 days.
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Old December 5th, 2001, 06:50 PM
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The radios are wonderful! We used them at Walt Disney World as well as aboard ships and in port. Was impressed with range and ease of use.
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Old December 8th, 2001, 09:25 PM
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Just got back from the Fscination. I used Bellsouth radios. I paid about $29.00 for a pair. Worked great on the ship and in Mexico.
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