[amsat-bb] Re: Ham Radios on Cuises
n0jy at lavabit.com
Wed Mar 2 06:30:55 PST 2011
In order to avoid that problem, and because the cruise is more than just
an opportunity to ham, I just did all my hamming while at sea in
international waters with my Bermuda reciprocal license (ship registry).
>From a satellite operating perspective, there were only a few times a day
to do anything and from our itinerary perspective, we had four days at sea
so it worked out well for both the hamming and the family and fun.
> I always wondered how folks on a Caribbean cruise kept track of their
> reciprocal licenses. Leaving Florida the fcc license is good. Then you
> hit international waters where the license needs to go with the ships
> registry, historically Liberia or Panamanian. Then the question is keeping
> track of what country's waters you are in at the moment. This may not even
> be someplace you are visiting if the boat is cutting through.
> It seemed too much of.a paperwork headache for me.
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