[amsat-bb] Ham Radios on Princess Cruises
n8hm at arrl.net
Mon May 29 01:42:54 UTC 2017
I do think a letter from the ARRL to all the cruise companies might be a
good idea. Very few cruise lines allow amateur radio anymore and that's a
shame. Operating from the Carnival Liberty during the AMSAT cruise last
year was great fun!
On Sun, May 28, 2017 at 9:40 PM, Jeff Moore <tnetcenter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Cancel your cruise and be very specific as to why you are doing so and then
> book on a line that WILL let you bring your radios!! Hams deserve better
> treatment than this!
> 7 3
> Jeff Moore -- KE7ACY
> On Sun, May 28, 2017 at 5:05 PM, Lee Maisel <maisel at lobo.net> wrote:
> > Post this to QRZ Forums. Perhaps enough pressure on Princess will get
> > policies fixed.
> > On 5/24/2017 4:46 PM, Jerry Buxton wrote:
> >> This is a very interesting item. Being a multi-time Princess cruiser, I
> >> have requested, received permission for, and taken ham radios on a dozen
> >> cruises over almost two decades. Today, in following up on my
> >> unanswered request for our upcoming cruise, I was informed through our
> >> Princess travel agent that the department which handles the amateur
> >> radio requests says that there will be no more permissions given as ham
> >> radios have been added to the prohibited items list by Princess
> >> Security. Interestingly, FRS is not on that same list.
> >> We had a bit of a discussion about it but of course the agent is not in
> >> any position to do more than handling the request to the person in
> >> charge of that, so there won't be any VP9/N0JY/MM on this cruise. To
> >> make it worse, that would also prohibit even taking the HTs along for
> >> use on land as we tour the British Isles. I am totally bummed.
> >> Does anybody on this list work for Princess Cruises, maybe have some
> >> thoughts on this? :-)
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