[amsat-bb] Re: Elk antenna as carry on luggage?

Tim - N3TL n3tl at bellsouth.net
Sat Feb 20 14:13:48 PST 2010

The only time I've had to opportunity to take my handheld station along on a trip that required air travel, I didn't even try to carry on my antenna. I checked it, and carried on my HTs, spare batteries and an AL-800. I flew into International Falls, MN, from Atlanta. TSA in Atlanta breezed me through security on the way north. On the way home, however, TSA in International Falls totally unpacked my carry-on to inspect every radio-related item I had. 

Mark, I think you'll be OK checking your Elk. I'll do it the next time I fly.

73 to all,

Tim - N3TL

From: Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com>
To: Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net>
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org; Mark L. Hammond <marklhammond at gmail.com>
Sent: Sat, February 20, 2010 5:00:02 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Elk antenna as carry on luggage?

Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
> As long as it fits inside your regulation size carry on bag.
When have you last done this Nigel? Thats a good way to loose a 
not-so-cheap antenna at the whim of a TSA flunkie. Check it Mark. I've 
had to re-check an arrow, and had to get a supervisor to allow my AL-800 
through inspection.

73, Drew KO4MA
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