[amsat-bb] Re: Ham Radios on Cuises

Charles Suprin hamaa1vs at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 05:47:18 PST 2011

I always wondered how folks on a Caribbean cruise kept track of their
reciprocal licenses. Leaving Florida the fcc license is good. Then you might
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.

On Mar 2, 2011 1:08 AM, "Clint Bradford" <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>> ... the web page should also suggest ...
> So someone researches all the cruise lines, and creates this Web site.
> John Doe posts a story on how he was able to obtain permission to use ham
gear on board - despite the "ham gear prohibited" policy.
> But Mark Jones can NOT get his equipment aboard on the same cruise line -
for WHATEVER reason the cruise line states. You have NO RECOURSE.
> Like someone is going to say, "Well, the AMSAT Official Bulletin Board of
Anecdotal Cruise Experiences Database" says I CAN bring my stuff on board
> The only result of that is embarrassment to whomever has published this
> WHAT IS THE POINT of such a database? It can used for absolutely nothing
that matters. There is NO CRUISE LINE that states, "Ham radio gear gladly
accepted by all passengers." For OBVIOUS safety and security reasons, the
written policies prohibit ham gear.
> There's so much happening in this hobby right now ... the U.S.' H.R. 607
proves we have not educated our elected officials as to what we accomplish
on a daily basis on the air ... we have the 50th anniversary of manned space
flight just a few weeks away ... we have the activation of ARISSat-1 also on
April 12 ... so many projects and topics that MATTER.
> Clint Bradford, K6LCS
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