Good idea but I think they'll give them hair gel recognition training
with low incidence encounters such as ham radio equip
73. Dennis N6KI
At 10:05 AM 8/18/2006, Randy Johnson wrote:
>The following message sent to ARRL
>It seems to me that ARRL could be of great help to the travelling ham by
>helping educate TSA about amateur radio equipment. If there is one common
>characteristic I have seen among TSA employees, it is ignorance. They may
>now all have seen digital cameras but the average one can't tell a K2 from
>a video camera. To any of them ham radio equipment just looks
>"suspicious." In the absence of information to the contrary, the easy
>course if for them to forbid anything "suspicious."
>Putting stuff in the checked baggage is worse! If you carry it on, at
>least you are there to explain it.
>Why can't we talk TSA HQ into putting out a "bulletin" to their employees
>- one we can get a copy of - that explains ham equipment, say that it is
>that it is not suspicious, and so get equipment through. The alternative
>is that you have each one of 10,000 ignorant agents making up policy on
>the spot based upon their ignorance.
>Do you think that there is a role for ARRL here?
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