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Old 03-19-2007, 04:59 PM
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I like to listen to the radio a lot. I sometime listen to it before going to sleep at night and wake up in the AM and it is still on! I would like to take a Sony Walkman along and enjoy whatever I could pick up on that radio.

My question is about AM/FM radio reception while on board the HAL ship traveling N to S. Can I expect to have radio reception while on board? Since we could only afford what is called the "inside cabin", would radio reception be any differint w/o a porthole?
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:43 PM
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Hello again, mickeyd;
I too like to fall asleep to the radio at home (walkman with earphones), but it just dosen't work on a ship; not even in an outside cabin; actually not even on a balcony except when in port. My solution has been to take a few of my favorite CD's.
An MP3 player would even be better.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:04 AM
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I wonder if satelite radio would work???
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:54 PM
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Never thought of that. Don't they use a technology similar to cell phones? Antennas/antannae and a series of transmitters?
Don't know, but it would be worth checking into.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:46 PM
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I will dutifully look into that see what I can learn. Seems like you just have to locate a satelite. Don't(they) cross oceans too? So just maybe!
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:14 AM
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Looks like XM & Sirius covers Mexican Riviera, East coast, Gulf coast, Bahamas and maybe as far as Dominican Republic in the Caribbean.
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:34 PM
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Thank you very much, Chef Ken; mickeyd, are you listening?
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:09 PM
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From their site to avoid any confusion:
Is XM Service available in the waters off the coast of the United States?

* Yes, XM is designed for marine use. In addition to domestic waterways in the continential United States, XM's signal extends off the coast into all U.S. coastal waters.

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