If you get pulled aside they will most likely crack open your carry-on
bag(s) and take a round thin cloth pad, rub it around your luggage and
personal belongings, then drop it into a machine that analyzes the residue
it picked up. Hence a "swab" of your bags.
Kelly - N0VD
From: Stuart Santelmann KC1F [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 5:01 PM
To: Kelly Jones; email@example.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Radio as Carry-On Luggage?
>Usually this is sufficient and with a quick swab check I'm on my way.
>So he proceeds to swab the thing - ok, that's normal.
Pardon my ignorance - what does "swab" mean ?
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