I haven't taken any ham equipment on a plane since 9/11 but I've taken my
laptop. They usually swab it and find nothing.
I was a bit concerned the first time because I don't know exactly what
their machines test for and I've used the laptop for work on the sites of
old abandoned coal mines. Who knows what materials are lying around in
the waste piles there and being blown around by the wind? Anyway, I guess
nothing they consider dangerous ended up on the laptop. :)
73, zack W9SZ
On Tue, 15 Aug 2006, Dennis Ashworth wrote:
> 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
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