[CQ-Contest] Xcvrs as carry-ons
mgilmer at gnlp.com
Thu Aug 24 15:26:18 EDT 2000
In my limited experience, I've had far more trouble with a 2M 5/8-wave whip,
mag mount and its RG8x feedline than I ever did with an HT or HF radio.
Seems the wires show up nicely on the X-ray and make them nervous - like
there was a bom...uh, *device*, attached. They've never asked me to turn on
the equipment. I carried on an FT767 HF rig once - not a battery operated
device anyway - what then? I don't think they'd make you drag it over to a
wall outlet (if there is one) to turn it on.
'Course, if you travel the day (or week) after a suspected bomb went off,
all bets are off.
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