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Old 08-09-2006, 02:31 AM
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A recent Caribbean cruise resulted in my husband and I often searching the ship end to end looking for our teenage children to round them up for mealtimes. We thought about taking our walky-talkies but wondered if they would (1) work, and (2) interfere with the ship's communication systems.
Any ideas please?

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Old 08-09-2006, 04:18 AM
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Julie, you will see a lot of families using the walkie talkies, of course lots of times everyone is using the same channel, so you get a lot of chatter on it.

I have a teenage daughter which I used to have to round her up for meal time, then we decided that we would set times and locations for her..If we have late dining, she is to be ready and in the dining room at the appointed time, if she does not show or is late, then she gets to spend the entire next day hanging out with mom and dad. If we have port plans and she doesnt show up at the designated time to disembark the ship, again, the next day she gets to spend the entire day with mom and dad. Its amazing how they can find out what time it is and be on time for meals etc, nothing worse than spending your cruise vacation with your parents.

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Old 08-09-2006, 08:27 AM
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searching the ship end to end looking for our teenage children to round them up for mealtimes
Why? But, if you insist on finding them, then 2-ways are the "way" to go 'cause they'll work on MOST parts of the ship as well as on shore.

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Old 08-09-2006, 10:46 AM
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Hi Julie,
Yes, they worked for us most of the time. Make sure you have a good pair.
There are two types of two-way (walkie-talkie) radios: family radio service (FRS) models, which have a maximum range of two miles, and the more powerful general mobile radio service (GMRS) models, with a maximum range of five miles. Expect to pay about $40 to $200 a pair. Any two-way with a range over 5 miles requires a license (which no seems to pay any attention to). I have Motorola talkabout T5700s. They work well most of the time except when other people are using their's at the same time or when we were far apart. If you're on deck 4 and the other person is on deck 11 and opposite
end of the ship don't be suprised if they don't work. Make sure you get the feature with a call button which most models have.
Hope this helps...

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