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Old November 15th, 2004, 08:35 AM
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We've been throwing around the idea of investing in 2-way radios for the cruise and I'm curious to know how many of you have used them on a cruise and what mile range capacity a person should buy? Any input is appreciated!!
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Old November 15th, 2004, 08:50 AM
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Not sure what "official" cruise line policy is, but we've seen families use them - like to keep track of lost kids/DH, etc. While maybe useful, I thought it was a bit tacky. Kinda like using cell phone to find DH/DW in wal Mart.
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We took them on our first cruise and never unpacked them, so left the home the next time around. People do seem to use them, though. We found that just arranging times to meet and yellow sticky notes on the mirror in the stateroom kept us in touch enough.

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We used COBRA 5 mile ones and they worked great. We bought them at Walmart and it included a charger. I think we paid about $75 for them.

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there were so many people using them on our cruise i would suggest getting some that have alot of channels and subchannels!! They are a great idea .

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Old November 15th, 2004, 11:25 AM
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Do a search for 'walkie-talkies' in the message search engine for this board- there was a pretty in depth discussion a few weeks back on this issue. I think you'll find some other informative posts. Good luck!
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Thanks everyone for your input....will do some more reading on it and decide then. :-)
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I never go on a cruise without them, even when it's just the wife and I cruising.

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Old November 16th, 2004, 07:24 PM
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We have the Motorola T4900 that we got at Radio Shack and they say up to 3 miles. We used them onboard the Paradise and cannot recommend them. Thankfully they were just $39 the pair.
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Old November 17th, 2004, 01:27 PM
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you can now rent them for the entire cruise aboard. There is a booth set up in the atrium the first few days.
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Old November 17th, 2004, 08:46 PM
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We brought some last year and couldn't use them, they only have 2 mile range and weren't strong enough- too much interference and too many others with radios! Get good ones, 5 mile range or more, they can be very handy!
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Old November 21st, 2004, 08:59 AM
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radios work great for the shoppers vs non shoppers. The non shoppers can go to the ships pool or beach or etc, while the shoppers shop on shore. Saves a lot of time and argruments! Same goes for keeping track of kids on the ship. We used some 2 mile ones, ship to shore, the ship anchored off shore, and had no problems. Radio signals work by "line of sight"(if you can see the other radio by eye/telescope so can the radio waves). Get ones with lots of sub-channels, and program both BEFORE you leave (bring instructions book in case you need to change channels). The longer the range the better the signals will penitrate the ships hull.
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