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Re: [CQ-Contest] Radio as Carry-On Luggag

To: Eric Hilding <dx35@hilding.com>, cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Radio as Carry-On Luggag
From: N6KI Dennis Vernacchia <n6ki_73@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 16:32:43 -0700
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Back a few years ago my Bencher Paddle ( Black, not chrome for whatever 
that is worth)
was scrutinized at two different airports, I assumed that it may have showed up
a"gun" type metal - No swabs done at that time.
I won't take it anymore in carry-on and now may not even bother with 
checked in.

73, Dennis N6KI

At 11:33 PM 8/14/2006, Eric Hilding wrote:
>On Mon, 14 Aug 2006, ah8dx Craig Maxey wrote:
>  > I am interested in ops that have tried to put their transceiver in the
>  > carry-on luggage in the past few days and what type of hassle you went
>  > through. As the CQWW contests approach I am trying to foresee any problems
>  > with all of my radio luggage that ravels with me. Mainly interested in my
>  > carry-on luggage which almost always has my transceiver in it and a couple
>  > of 3-500's.
>FYI, unless I cancel the trip again (for the 3rd time), a pending radio
>trip in early September prompted me to send an email inquiry to the TSA
>regarding my radio "stuff" including carry-on.
>I sent ONE email, and have received FIVE of the following automated "DO NOT
>REPLY" responses:
>Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 19:52:44 -0400
>Subject: Your e-mail has been received
>Please do not respond to this automated response.
>Your e-mail has been received by the Transportation Security Administration's
>(TSA) Contact Center.  Our goal is to respond as quickly as 
>possible.  However,
>at times, high volumes sometimes delay our response.  We appreciate your
>patience.  You may also find the answer to your question on our web site at
>www.tsa.gov .
>To ensure that you are able to receive a response from the TSA Contact Center,
>we recommend that Spam filters be disabled and that your email account have
>ample space to receive large files and/or attachments.
>I gave them an email address that would completely bypass all my s p a m
>filters, but I seem to be caught in an autoreply "spam loop" from them.
>If I ever do get a detailed response to my specific inquiry, I'll pass it
>Rick, K6VVA
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