[amsat-bb] Re: Ham Radios on Cruises

Clint Bradford clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 28 23:11:38 PST 2011

Our Alaska cruise was on Holland America ... and they KNEW we were an amateur radio club. I had a party in my suite ... took my laptop along. Learned firsthand all about "international roaming charges" with my Verizon Wireless plug-in card (grin).

I even rented a sat phone - but only used it once. We had a family health situation that we wanted to keep on top of ... but all went well.

By the way - leave the tuna sandwiches at home. They have a little food on board these things. One night the ship's physician ate at our table. I leaned over and asked him quietly, "Doctor, what are the symptoms of 'salmon overdose'? 'Cause that's all my wife has been eating the past several days ... "

Clint, K6LCS

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