[amsat-bb] Re: Radios in carry on luggage

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 12:45:19 PST 2011

Hi John,

I've done this a few times with an FT-817 and HTs.  Usually I keep the radio(s) in a big ziplock bag or two and pull it out for open viewing as it goes through the x-ray machine.  Lay it in it's own plastic tub even, though I usually just lay it on top of the backpack. 

Another habit I have is putting the big pile of cables/wires into another big ziplock bag and pull it out so they can see it in the plastic tub, too.

In essence, I treat like a laptop and assume it's an item of interest to them-so show it to them! 

They've never asked or given me grief.  


Mark N8MH 

At 02:27 PM 2/22/2011 -0600, John Geiger wrote:
>I am planning a couple of grid expeditions that will involve commercial
>flights, and wonder what experiences others have had with taking radios in
>their carry on luggage. Does TSA get very involved in this?  Did you have to
>take it out of the case?  Demonstrate it?  Was it a bunch of hoops to jump
>through, or very smooth sailing?
>73s John AA5JG
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