Gary Nakayama , Aug 19, 2006; 03:48 p.m.
There were MANY event that I've been to where I wish I had either a "walkie-talkie" (WT) or the Radio Shack headset 2-way radios.
I can see where it will be useful for certain situations. Like shooting large group formal from the balcony, you don't have to use a bull horn or shout.
It is simply a tool. If it will help your shooting, by all means use it.
You should take 2 different types to use based on the situation. Some (the AM units) could get into the PA system...not good. And have a fall back plan if you just can't use it due to interferance to the PA system or interferance from electrical equipment.
Some the WTs have plugs for a headset. If you don't use a headset, you should at least use the earphones, so it won't disrupt others. And the obvious, you have to be aware of what you say and how loud you say it.
BTW since you are not using licensed commercial radios, you have to have fall back plans in case some kids decide they want to harrass you and interfer with you on the air.