[amsat-bb] Re: Cruise ship operation newbie questions

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at verizon.net
Sun Feb 27 18:37:44 PST 2011

I have a couple of ham friends who wanted to take some HF gear on a
recent cruise.
They were told absolutely NO amateur radio operation was allowed on the
cruise line they had selected, I forget which one.
They also checked with several other lines, and were told the same thing.
Best thing would be to check directly with the cruise line you were
thinking of taking, as I believe they found one that would still allow it.
Jim  KQ6EA
On 02/28/2011 02:22 AM, Bryan Green wrote:
> Hello, all:
> Semi-active OSCAR user Bryan Green KL7CN/W6 here. I'm going on a cruise ship
> in about a month leaving April 3 on Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas,
> cruising from San Juan to Barbados and back via a bunch of island nations.
> I would love to emulate Allen N5AFV and operate maritime mobile from the
> ship and from ports of call. However, I am not as knowledgeable as I would
> like to be about how to go about this... properly. I am certain that I am
> too late to obtain reciprocal licenses, but perhaps there are some places
> where I could operate. I have read Allen N5AFV's excellent and very detailed
> articles and I will attempt to obtain what I can for licenses. I also have
> decent equipment for FM operations already.
> Does anyone have any very recent experience, and perhaps in particular with
> this cruise line? Royal Caribbean specifically calls out Amateur Radio gear
> as prohibited, but I expect that with the proper permission it would be
> possible...
> Thank you in advance for any information! In any case I will be able to
> operate in San Juan KP4 when we are not on the ship, so I'm excited about
> that!
> -- bag
> Bryan Green, op. KL7CN/W6
> 408-836-7279
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