[amsat-bb] Re: Radios in carry on luggage
matt at efs.org
Tue Feb 22 13:42:02 PST 2011
I've done this a few times now, within the states I've had no issues. I did almost lose an ft-60, ic-706mkiig, arrow 2 and vertical when going through dubai. It took hours of hand-waving and begging to get them to bring to an emirates crew to check for me.
On the way out through dubai it was fine. The way back? They decided that radio gear and _any cables_ were a security risk :)
I laid it all out in the open for them both times. Fun. :)
From: n0jy at lavabit.com
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Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:19:49
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Radios in carry on luggage
I have always laid the "big" ones (FT-817, CCRadio) out in a tub for them
to look at, the first couple of times having not done so wound up with a
swab and a some questions. Having them exposed seems to have eliminated
that so far. The HTs and wall warts and such I left in my "radio" bag,
nothing has been said about them although it gets the random swab or peek
once in a great while.
> 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
> 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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