[amsat-bb] Ham Radios on Princess Cruises

Jerry Buxton n0jy at amsat.org
Wed May 24 22:46:38 UTC 2017

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?    :-)

Jerry Buxton, NØJY

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