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

Edward Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Sat Feb 20 14:57:43 PST 2010

At 11:00 AM 2/20/2010, Mark L. Hammond wrote:
>Anybody know for sure if an Elk antenna is an acceptable carry on 
>luggage item?  Disassembled, and rolled up in a bag, for example.
>Or am I going to have to check it in?
>Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]
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You have gotten several answers, already.  The rule is one bag that 
will fit in overhead or under seat plus a personal carryon.  I would 
guess your Elk is probably too long to qualify for fitting in the 
overhead.  Check it inside a hard tube or box.

I have flown with ham gear several times since 9-11 (one, two 
times/year) and never had any notice by TSA agents in Anchorage, 
Seattle, Minneapolis, Detroit, Cincinatti, Atlanta, Dallas-FW, 
Ontario-CA, and maybe others.  I have taken a FT-817, keypad mic, 45w 
linear, mag-mt whip, DC cord for cigarette lighter, coax cables in my 
carryon suitcase with my clothes.

MY wife got the royal full open your suitcase turn your pockets 
insideout because she forgot about her small pen size jackknife on 
her key ring.

I have not tried taking my Arrow since 9-11.  I use to carry it on in 
a 2 x 25 inch pvc tube with caps.  I suspect they figured it to be my 
fishing pole.

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