[amsat-bb] Fwd: Royal Caribbean FAQ URL about Amateur Radio
Allen F. Mattis
afmattis at hal-pc.org
Wed Jul 9 04:41:04 PDT 2008
It is my understanding that the prohibition against amateur radio
equipment on Royal Caribbean ships does not apply to HTs. If you
click on the link
walkie-talkies allowed onboard? at the bottom left of the same web
page you find the following:
Q: Are walkie-talkies allowed onboard?
A: Dect phones (portable phones) are available to rent for $25.00 a
week on Radiance and Voyager class vessels. Guests may reserve a set
at the Guest Relations Desk, (price is subject to change). Guests are
also allowed to have two-way radios, more commonly know as
walkie-talkies, for onboard personal communications. Basic
specifications are as follows: Up to 10-mile coverage range, Up to 5
watts power, Internal Voice, Operated Transmission, No external
I have not had any problem operating satellites of Royal Caribbean
ship using my Icom W32A and an AL800 telescoping antenna. I would
guess that the prohibition is in place to prevent amateur radio
operating on HF where you have a run of coax and an external
antenna. This type of equipment raises safety issues with the cruise line.
Al Mattis N5AFV
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