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Old 01-27-2006, 12:52 PM
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How much are these to rent? I'll be on the Elation with my two daughters so I think I'm gonna need these to keep up with them.
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Old 01-27-2006, 02:03 PM
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Why not just buy a set? They aren't that expensive - cheaper than it would cost to rent them I'd think. I forget what I paid for ours, but it was $30 or so.

BTW - the radios are not useful throughout the ship. There are deadspots and range is definitely limited by the ship's structure.
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Old 01-27-2006, 05:28 PM
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If you buy the radios get the more powerful ones, they will work the best on the ship. You will find two types, FRS and GMRS, most of the radios with GMRS will do both.
The GMRS channels transmit with more power than the FRS channels. If the radio has both the power will be lower on the FRS channels. Most of the cheaper radios are the FRS type.

This has to do with some FCC regulations. If you use the radios in the US you are supposed to have a license to use the GMRS channels.
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Old 01-28-2006, 06:35 PM
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Renting two-way radios onboard a ship can be pricey depending on the cruise legnth. My sugguestion would be to purchase a set from your local wal-mart or other department store. You can find sets for as low as nearly $15.00 however with these economy radios you will not have access to privacy channels. Since many people choose to utilize two-way technology onboard cruises nowadays, you will want a set with privacy channels. Personally, I use a set of Motorolla actives which come with 2 radios, belt clip, leather cases chargers, and ear-pieces from Wal-mart for $50.00. Best value if you ask me. 2 way radios can be rented onboard for approx. $15-20 per day.
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