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Re: [Yaesu] TSA

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Subject: Re: [Yaesu] TSA
From: John Abbruscato <w5jon@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 14:15:13 -0700 (PDT)
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I travel all over the Caribbean several times a year, I have a roll-on  
computer bag with my IC-7000, RM Italy KL-400 Amp and 2 x Astron SS30M Powers 
Supplies in it. When they ask if I have a computer in the bag I tell them it is 
a "radio", don't get fancy to them it is just a "radio". Nine times out of ten 
they will just tell me to put it thriugh the X-Ray, and rarely will search the 
bag after the XRay. This goes for the USA and all the Islands I havw been to
  John W5JON, P40DX, G0AOH, V31FB, V4/W5JON, J3/W5JON

Andy <ingraham.ma.ultranet@rcn.com> wrote:  > ... They offer
> a TSA-authorized combo lock that will
> allow an official inspection but will
> secure the boxes to other prying eyes.

I don't know if these 'TSA-authorized' locks are integral to the case, or
like any other 'TSA-authorized' lock you can buy. The reason I bring this
up is that we lose a couple 'TSA-authorized' combo locks every year. Some
TSA grunt sees it, can't figure out how it works, takes a cutter to it and
sticks on an explanation/apology tag.

I figure that the percentage of ordinary suitcases that get opened and
manually inspected isn't that high, so it's my conclusion that the special
TSA locks are a gross failure as far as we consumers are concerned.

Carry-on is the only way to take anything you care about.


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