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

Amir Findling K9CHP sarlabs at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 18:35:54 PST 2010

I'll soon be flying. I have made one of those Tape Measure antennas 
<http://home.att.net/%7Ejleggio/projects/rdf/tape_bm.htm> just for the 
trip. IMO, it works as well as an Elk. It certainly is easier to fit in 
the luggage. I'll even keep my Pryme Al-800 in the luggage but I will 
take my Smiley antenna with my radios on board. Simply, in the worst 
case, the Smiley can also be used for LEO satellites.

The Tape Measure antenna is easy to put together, the way I made it, all 
parts are held by the coax, so none will get lost.


73 de K9CHP Amir Findling, Member ARRL, ARRL/ W5YI VE, WAC, WAS, DXCC

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K9 Certification Tester, NYS Federation of Search Teams 

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On 2/20/2010 15:00, 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?
> 73,
> Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]
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