Flying with Ham Radio Gear.

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KK6USY, Oct 14, 2021.

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  1. HB9EPC

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    je me déplace avec ma station sur GMC de la WW2 dans divers pays et jusque à maintenant j'ai rencontré plus de passions que de soucis... Hi
     
  2. G8FXC

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    Oh, things changed so much on 9/11... In the early eighties, I was conducting a long-distance relationship with my Spanish girlfriend. One day, before I was due to return home, we dallied a bit too long saying goodbye ( :)) and I arrived at the airport late. I ran in waving my passport and ticket, but the plane had already left the terminal and was on the taxi-way. Without a second thought - and without looking at my passport or luggage - they stopped the plane, shoved a ladder up against the side, opened the door and pushed me in!

    Martin (G8FXC)
     
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  3. W4KDN

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    I have a friend who was going to operate HF in a foreign country and took an IC-706MKII-G along. I loaned him my BuddiStick antenna complete with the nylon carry case. When he got to his destination, he opened the BuddiStick case and there was a hand written note apparently from the baggage screener....."Good DX".
     
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  4. NH7L

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    One TSA genius insisted my carry-on-bagged FT-817 was a "nebulizer." And that he had to rub a sticky thing all over it to ensure there was no explosives residue on it. OK, I said, whatever. Later learned that a nebulizer is a gizmo for people who suffer from sleep apnea. And that it looks more like a hair dryer than a radio.
     
  5. W7SJP

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    I’ve flown with my gear many times, in and out of the country. I carry my IC-706MKIIG and or my FT-817 in my carry on, and my self-built 100w collapsible mag loop and a random-length end-fed in my check-in bags. One thing I haven’t done is carry my
    Lipo batteries. Mine are 10AH, 13v batteries and very much better than anything else for my gear. Does anyone know how to get away with carrying them either on board or in my checked ?
     
  6. W4JDY

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    Not a true Navy vet as this Mustang Naval Aviation Officer was. Land of the free means no fear, not homeboy esp. for a real sailor!!!
     
  7. W4JDY

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    My experience moving my equipment to Italy, was the American DHS inspectors tore my packaging up and despite having the export licenses and reciprocal and required EU paperwork, and copies of the equipment and their receipts, they just made a mess. The Italians when the luggage was inspected, repackaged everything ... Simply put, unless you are carrying onboard your gear which in most cases is impossible for the high end gear, it is better to air ship it to your debarkation location than relying on DHS inspectors to treat it with any degree of respect or care. If anyone has experience with air shipping gear to Italy, please let me know. W4JDY
     

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