On Tue, 15 Aug 2006, N6KI, Dennis, wrote:
> 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
> 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.
At last night's NCCC meeting, one of our club's WRTC participants said he
had judiciously wrapped his Vibroplex key paddles securely in lots of
bubble wrap before packing in his suitcase, but when he arrived in PY, it
was in pieces with the letters "TSA" written on the outside ;-(
When I went to KP2 several years ago, I believe it was TSA folks who
trashed the locks on my brand new big suitcase that had some radio stuff
inside (they also got dirty undies on the trip back).
I am definitely for checking ALL contest of ALL bags, but come on now, TSA,
stop hiring animals to the crew.
FYI & 73...
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