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[aprssig] TSA regs on GPS?

w2kb at comcast.net w2kb at comcast.net
Mon Jan 7 14:18:04 UTC 2008


Yes.  To get a good enough signal it needs to be very close to a window.
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From: "Tom Smith" <tom at halibut.com>
> On a commercial airliner do you have to hold the gps up to the window?
> Tom Smith  KD6SOJ
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>   From: w2kb at comcast.net 
>   To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List' 
>   Cc: Alan P. Biddle 
>   Sent: 01/06/2008 3:19 PM
>   Subject: Re: [aprssig] TSA regs on GPS?
> 
> 
>   Last year I left my Cessna 177B Cardinal tied down at Jefferson City, MO 
> airport when it became apparant that the weather would be bad for at least a 
> week and I had to get back to work in NJ.  Rented a car and drove home using the 
> portable Garmin 396 GPS from the plane in the auto mode.  A couple weeks later I 
> flew Continental from Newark to St. Louis, MO to fly back the Cardinal and had 
> the GPS, charts, etc. as carryon.  Upon perusing the Continental magazine after 
> getting on the plane, I noted that a GPS is now a specifically permitted 
> electronic device above 10,000 feet.  So when the captain announced laptops, 
> etc. OK I turned it on.  It was cool to see my Continental flight within a few 
> miles of the breadcrumb trail from my Cardinal flight west a few weeks earlier.  
> On of the flight attendants even came over now and then to watch its display.  
> <g>
> 
>   So no regulations against GPS use, it's entirely at the discretion of the 
> airline.
> 
>   73,  Ken W2KB
> 
>     -------------- Original message -------------- 
>     From: "Alan P. Biddle" <APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET> 
> 
>     > Hi, 
>     > 
>     > A bit off topic, but I suspect many here travel with a regular GPS. I 
>     > checked the TSA and AA web site, but could not find anything, one way or 
>     > another, concerning transporting a GPS and bean bag mount in carry on 
> bags. 
>     > Any experience, or definitive reference? 
>     > 
>     > Alan 
>     > WA4SCA 
>     > 
>     > 
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