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Re: [CQ-Contest] Airline Baggage - Good Info

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Airline Baggage - Good Info
From: "Eric Hilding" <dx35@hilding.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 13:43:44 -0700
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FYI, some good info from W6SC to the NCCC Reflector thread.  Jim said OK to 
post to CQ-Contest...hope this helps someone else!


Rick, K6VVA

On Wed, 16 Aug 2006, Jim, W6SC, wrote:

> Rick,
>     I go through this every time I take equipment to Alaska for
> the Iditarod.  The last time was before all of the latest having
> to do with liquids and gels obviously, but my experience might be
> relevant anyway.  I have taken a full HF station (xcvr, pwr sply,
> wire antennas, mikes, speakers, etc.) as well as several HTs and
> VHF/UHF transceivers.  I just put a big note right at the top of
> the bag (inside), where the zipper is, knowing they'd see it when
> they opened the bag.  It described what the equipment was, why I
> was taking it to Alaska, and that I could power it all up and give
> them a demo if necessary.  When I got to AK, there was evidence they
> had opened the bag but that was all ... no demo, no stolen pieces,
> or any other problems.  So even in today's environment, my technique
> may be sufficient to prevent the things you fear the most about trying
> to pack all of that stuff with you.  Good luck!
> 73,
> Jim W6SC
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