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Old July 6th, 2005, 12:34 PM
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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.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 04:08 PM
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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.


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Old July 6th, 2005, 04:25 PM
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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.

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Old July 6th, 2005, 08:00 PM
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It would be prudent to purchase GMRS radios, as they offer higher power and work much better through the steel on board.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 09:29 PM
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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.
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