[amsat-bb] Ham Radios on Princess Cruises

Mac A. Cody maccody at att.net
Thu May 25 02:50:58 UTC 2017

Hey Jerry,

Have you considered shipping just the necessary equipmentahead of you
to some location you'll be at in Great Britain?  My daughter recently
shipped many thousands of dollars of makeup to a show she worked.  Just
had her shipment held for her at the shipping center and she had no
problems picking it up. Of course, an overseas shipment in another thing.

An alternative is buying or borrowing the necessary equipment while over
there.  If you buy it, you can just ship it back when you return to the

Just some 'wild' ideas.


Mac Cody / AE5PH

On 05/24/2017 05:46 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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