Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Royal Caribbean International
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old July 6th, 2005, 12:34 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 56
Default Which walkie talkie/

I have to by a pair for our cruise in 2 weeks.Can you please advise which brand to buy since so many people have had good results using them.I know you need sub-channels but I am lost after that.Thanks for the help.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old July 6th, 2005, 04:08 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 78
Default Re: Which walkie talkie/

We used Motorolla Talk-About. They worked great. We were on the Sovereign and only had trouble when in elevators, they broke up alot in them. Our cabin was on deck 2 and we could be in our cabin and talk to our girls on top deck with no problem. Hope this helps.

__________________

Sovereign of the Seas
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old July 6th, 2005, 04:25 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 98
Send a message via Yahoo to Martie
Default Re: Which walkie talkie/

We use Cobra with sub channels and our friends use either Cobra or Motorolla. We get together before hand and tune in the same channel.


Atlantis 1982
Horizon 2003
Legend 2004
7.15.2005 Voyager of the Sea
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old July 6th, 2005, 08:00 PM
GMan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Which walkie talkie/

woodranch,
It would be prudent to purchase GMRS radios, as they offer higher power and work much better through the steel on board.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old July 7th, 2005, 09:29 PM
Junior Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 11
Default Re: Which walkie talkie/

Just returned from the Monarch of the Seas. We can prepared wtih the best radios for the price.

Motorola just came out with a new model #SX700R
These radios are the same size as the Talkabouts, but with more power. They operate at 2 watts instead of 1 for some radios and 1/2 for others. This is very helpful on a large ship with lots of metal around. This model also has extra sub channels so we selected sub channels that most other radios do not have. Even though we saw a bunch of other radios being used on the ship, we never received any interferance from anyone else on our radios. We also switched on the filtering feature that only allows Motorola radios to come through.

We had 4 radios and they worked well on and off the ship. For example, it was fairly easy to contact one of our party who was staying on the ship while we walked the streets of Ensenada (we were outdoors at the time).

The radios came with rechargable batteries. We just placed the radios in the charger each night and hod no battery problems.

I don't know how groups can communicate without these. With the radios, we could always break into small groups and do our own thing and then get back together at any time. This was the most important result of having the radios. People were able to do what they wanted to do and were not tied to being all together all the time. So they seemed to enjoy themselves even more. That was worth it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
caribbean, carribean, channel, channels, cruise, cruises, motorola, royal, talkie, talkies, talkoe, walkie

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
walkie-talkie rentals... michellet1959 Carnival Cruise Lines 6 April 24th, 2007 02:18 PM
walkie talkie futura Carnival Cruise Lines 6 July 20th, 2004 10:13 PM
walkie talkie quesiton Anita Gross Ask CruiseMates Staff 4 June 20th, 2004 10:22 PM
Walkie Talkie Anita Gross Royal Caribbean International 4 June 20th, 2004 04:18 PM
Walkie-Talkie Cynthia Norwegian Cruise Lines 5 April 2nd, 2004 06:51 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:22 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1