***YET ANOTHER UPDATE***PERSONAL 2-WAY RADIOS, Can anyone tell me if they work on a ship?

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rocster

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Re: ***UPDATE***PERSONAL 2-WAY RADIOS, Can anyone tell me if they work on a ship?

What ever radios you buy, make sure they are GMRS type, more range to them than the FRS radios. Need more info? Go to Google and do a search for "Motorola Talkabout T5620" (with the quotes) You should get a ton of info and pricing. Very reasonable pricing on many of them
 
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tjmyman

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<font color=red>I finally have my mind made up. All this feedback has been helpful. I called the Motorola support line and spoke to a tech and I feel better now. What I purchased is as good as it gets. I was explained that the reason it does not work well in the neighborhood if because of the houses and trees and so forth. he explained that on a cruise ship it will work much better. Lot's of open spaces and much less interference. He said the T5720 was going to be perfect and the T5620's only have a couple extra features. Like hand's free talking (VOX) and the weather station. So we going to keep what we got and hope for the best. Thank you all for your feedback. people helping people is a wonderful thing
 
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Natalia

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Hmmm... not sure I agree with that explaination. If trees and houses (made mostly of wood) are whats interfering... seems only logical that tons of steel would be worse?? How much did you pay for those, TJ? Im watching several on eBay now... gonna grab a set I think, if the price is right.
 
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tjmyman

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$79.00 got them on sale for 49.00 and I too thought it was strange that on a boat it would work fine. But I did see someone in the message boards say that on the boat they worked great. And The tech said this was in fact the highest wattage I could get. So we shall see :grin Dumb me, I did not go to ebay first. I got mine at Radio Shack. Good Luck ...TONY
 
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Big_Jack_VI

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They rent cell phones on the Mariner for 25.00 for the length of the cruise. They work MUCH better than 2ways, and are the same phones the crew use. They are tapped right into the ships phone system. Next cruise, I'm DEFINATELY going this route!!
 
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Barry

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I have the Motorola 5920's and they work for wonderfully!Pay the extra and get a good set~they're a great way to keep track of the kids in the neighborhood-and they worked from stem to stern on the Voyager of the Seas no problem.
 
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Ashley

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I took our two way radois on Radiance of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas, we had no problems other than some interfereance from other two way radios. As long as you keep changing channels and try to get one that not alot of people are on. Yes they do work and are very handy not only on the ship but on shore aswell! I recommend you take them, they are handy.

Next Cruise: July 4th, Serenade of the Seas
 
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uncleroy

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Yes,We Purchased Our Set From Wal-mart,They Have A 7 MILE radius,plus built in noaa Band,The Regular Price Was $79.00,Caught A Great Sale Price Of Only $15.00.Each Channel Has 38 Sub-Codes,That Way Should Be Able To Get A Clear Channel,Now The Bad Part,My Wife Will Be Able To Keep Tabs On My Casino Spending! Lol,I Can Always Just Turn The Radio Off,Enjoy Your Cruise Everyone!
 
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KatGeo

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We used them on land as a means of finding members of a group while shopping. No need to feel alone or having to check up on others. Guys liked them..park the men at a cafe and they enjoyed shopping. On ship they worked only within a couple of decks...interesting talking to other peole on same frequency...