[amsat-bb] Ham Radio are permitter on Carnival Cruises

Bryan KL7CN bryan at kl7cn.net
Thu Jan 14 18:40:15 UTC 2016


That aligns with my experience -- in my case with a Royal Caribbean (Bahamian) ship, the cruise line was very reluctant -- but the Captain and Communications Officer were fine with it.

I carried extra printed copies of all such correspondence and other documentation with me in a binder -- and it came in quite handy when the cruise coordinator for our group panicked and demanded I justify myself before they would let me off the boat. All was well when I produced that copy of the approval e-mail from the Comms Officer.

-- bag

Bryan KL7CN/W6

On Jan 14, 2016, at 10:32, Lee Ernstrom <lee.ernstrom at rcwilley.com> wrote:

I wanted to operate the sats on the Norwegian Jewel, also of Bahama registry, so I called Norwegian and asked if it was okay to do so.  I was told emphatically NO! So I left my radio gear home last September when we took our Alaskan cruise.  However, while on board and talking to the first officer, I was told that since the cruise line abides by international law the captain would have no problem with allowing the use of my portable satellite station.  

Therefore, I concluded that it is better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission.  The worst thing that could have happened is that my radio equipment was confiscated which I could have recovered at the end of the cruise.  I really wanted to be able to activate some of those rare CO grids!

Lee (Doc) Ernstrom, WA7HQD, C6AQD

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> On Jan 14, 2016, at 9:45 AM, Jerry Buxton <n0jy at amsat.org> wrote:
> 
> It's not Bahamian registry guys, I would recommend that you let Clayton
> and the organizers get the specific information out before you jump. 
> There are 10 months to the cruise, right now.  Don't want to miss the
> opportunity to hear you on the Foxes!     :-)
> 
> Jerry Buxton, NØJY
> 
>> On 1/14/2016 10:11, John Toscano wrote:
>> Plus a $10 application fee, and both fees cover only one year at a time (in
>> case you plan to take more than one cruise over more than one year's time).
>> You need a General Class license or better to apply. And you need to start
>> making these arrangements a few months ahead of time, mot at the last
>> minute. All very reasonable requirements, but just sayin' that this is not
>> something you can decide to do o a whim without serious planning.Oh, and
>> you are only covered while on board the ship in international waters or in
>> the territorial waters of the Bahamas. Again, very reasonable but worthy of
>> a little pre-planning.
>> 
>> Enjoy your cruise. I have enjouyed several (radioless, alas).
>> 73 de W0JT/5
>> 
>> On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 9:09 AM, Glen Zook via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Except the fact that all the Carnival ships are of Bahamian registry and
>>> that, under international regulations, one must have a Bahamas reciprocal
>>> license to operate aboard the ship.  Such a license is available but does
>>> cost $25.00.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> http://www.waterwayradio.net/intl_operating.htm
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Glen, K9STH
>>> AMSAT 239 / LM 463
>>> Website: http://k9sth.net
>>> 
>>> 
>>>     From: Douglas Phelps <dphelps1 at ameritech.net>
>>> To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8:59 PM
>>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Ham Radio are permitter on Carnival Cruises
>>> 
>>> I just read the complete list of prohibited and confiscated items.  Under
>>> EXCEPTIONS I found the following:
>>> 
>>> - Ham Radios/Amateur Radio Equipment: Permitted to be used on board.
>>> Looks like we do not even need to ask permission.  Terrific!!!!!
>>> 
>>> 
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