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Re: [CQ-Contest] Radio as Carry-On Luggage?

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Radio as Carry-On Luggage?
From: Dennis Ashworth <K7FL#ARRL.NET@host4.thehostgroup.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 20:40:14 -0700
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I went through a TSA checkpoint with my Vibroplex paddles last year. 
Of course there was a discussion as the TSA guys tried to make sense 
of the image on their screen ... and finally a guy pulled the 
Vibroplex from my brief case and began to ask what it was ... 
interrupted himself with a big smile and said "I haven't seen one of 
these in 20 years!". He apparently used one in the Navy. Made me feel 
very old! Most folks wouldn't have a clue. I take a lot of stuff 
through TSA checkpoints and don't even try to explain what it is ... 
they usually swap for explosives and away I go. Of course, times are 
changing so who knows what kind of scrutiny next week may bring.

Dennis, K7FL/5H2DA


At 08:10 PM 8/15/2006, Eric Hilding wrote:
>Vladimir, VE3IAE, wrote:
>  > It looks like paddles attract some extra attention of the 
> security people...
>  > Last April my Bencher paddle really created such a headache for me...
>I'm wondering if this "paddle" issue may warrant taping a copy of the pix,
>info & price from an HRO Catalog, etc. to the bottom of the paddles to
>eliminate a lot of explanatory chit-chat at the terminal(s)?
>"Hey, look...Mr/Mrs TSA...you can buy one of these too at HRO!"
>Rick, K6VVA
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