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Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship – who to contact at Celebrity?

Amir K9CHP
 

When I operate from cruise ships I secure permission from the cruise line,  generally via their web site or email and once on board,  I  go to the front office with a letter to the master of the ship requesting permission to operate.  The latter may take a day or so and I  have never been turned down on HollandAmerica lines,  whether HF or V/U for satellites.

73 de Amir K9CHP
Using the Acer Iconia A500 tablet

On Sep 3, 2012 3:29 PM, "vtnn43e48073" <vtnn43e@...> wrote:
 

The XYL and I are going on a cruise next year. Since we will be in a lot of grids that I bet are fairly rare I would like to operate while at sea. We are going to be on a Celebrity ship and I would like to approach the company and ask permission to operate while at sea.

Does anyone know who I could contact at Celebrity to get permission in writing from them to do this? Or is it up to the captain who can operate like this?

Thanks
Zack
N8FNR

Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?

Francisco S Garcia <ko6jc@...>
 

hi gang I will like to know to , Iam going on a cruise next year on celebrity sihp and I found that you canot pack y hamradio.

73 de ko6jc

 

 

From: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] On Behalf Of Amir Findling
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2012 5:18 PM
To: Work-Sat@...
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] Want to operate from a cruise ship – who to contact at Celebrity?

 

 

When I operate from cruise ships I secure permission from the cruise line,  generally via their web site or email and once on board,  I  go to the front office with a letter to the master of the ship requesting permission to operate.  The latter may take a day or so and I  have never been turned down on HollandAmerica lines,  whether HF or V/U for satellites.

73 de Amir K9CHP
Using the Acer Iconia A500 tablet

On Sep 3, 2012 3:29 PM, "vtnn43e48073" <vtnn43e@...> wrote:

 

The XYL and I are going on a cruise next year. Since we will be in a lot of grids that I bet are fairly rare I would like to operate while at sea. We are going to be on a Celebrity ship and I would like to approach the company and ask permission to operate while at sea.

Does anyone know who I could contact at Celebrity to get permission in writing from them to do this? Or is it up to the captain who can operate like this?

Thanks
Zack
N8FNR

Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?

Greg DeChant \(W8GCD\) <gcdechant@...>
 

Franscisco

 

Who told you that you can’t pack your ham radio, to use on the ship?

 

73, Greg W8GCD ar

 

 

From: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] On Behalf Of Francisco S Garcia
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:30 AM
To: Work-Sat@...
Subject: RE: [Work-Sat] Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?

 

 

hi gang I will like to know to , Iam going on a cruise next year on celebrity sihp and I found that you canot pack y hamradio.

73 de ko6jc

 

 

From: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] On Behalf Of Amir Findling
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2012 5:18 PM
To: Work-Sat@...
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] Want to operate from a cruise ship – who to contact at Celebrity?

 

 

When I operate from cruise ships I secure permission from the cruise line,  generally via their web site or email and once on board,  I  go to the front office with a letter to the master of the ship requesting permission to operate.  The latter may take a day or so and I  have never been turned down on HollandAmerica lines,  whether HF or V/U for satellites.

73 de Amir K9CHP
Using the Acer Iconia A500 tablet

On Sep 3, 2012 3:29 PM, "vtnn43e48073" <vtnn43e@...> wrote:

 

The XYL and I are going on a cruise next year. Since we will be in a lot of grids that I bet are fairly rare I would like to operate while at sea. We are going to be on a Celebrity ship and I would like to approach the company and ask permission to operate while at sea.

Does anyone know who I could contact at Celebrity to get permission in writing from them to do this? Or is it up to the captain who can operate like this?

Thanks
Zack
N8FNR

Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Who told you that you can't pack your ham radio, to use on the ship?
Not sure if I care WHO told him that ... But it sure is INCORRECT information.

(grin)

Clint

Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?

Greg DeChant \(W8GCD\) <gcdechant@...>
 

I agree. That’s why I asked. I carry my HT all over the place, especially the airlines and on ships and have had no problem.

 

73, Greg

 

From: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] On Behalf Of K6LCS
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 9:36 PM
To: Work-Sat@...
Subject: [Work-Sat] Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?

 

 

> Who told you that you can't pack your ham radio, to use on the ship?

Not sure if I care WHO told him that ... But it sure is INCORRECT information.

(grin)

Clint

Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

One of these days - and probably after a Pina Colada or two - I'll tell you about taking my Verizon WiFi hot spot with me on a Canada-Alaska cruise ... left it "ON" for a few days ... and, when I returned home, learned all about "international roaming charges."

(sheepish grin)

Clint

Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?

daron wilson
 

Who told you that you can't pack your ham radio, to use on the ship?
Not sure if I care WHO told him that ... But it sure is INCORRECT
information.
Might want to check the cruise lines website before just declaring it
incorrect. I've seen several that specifically call out ham radio in the
list of things prohibited on board, here is one example:

Royal Caribbean International - Ham radio specifically prohibited in the
list:

http://www.royalcaribbean.com/customersupport/faq/details.do?pagename=freque
ntly_asked_questions&pnav=5&pnav=2&faqSubjectName=Onboard+Policies&faqId=260
8&faqSubjectId=333&faqType=faq

Your mileage (or cruise) may very, but clearly saying that 'ham radios are
prohibited is incorrect' is, well, incorrect for some cruise lines.

73

Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

The best advice - and I am about ready to shut down this thread - is to ask your
travel agent first. Yes, RC "prohibits" ham radios. But I can cite for you many
cases of hams obtaining permission to board with them and use them on RC
cruises.

If you didn't use a travel agent, then every cruise line has posted telephone
numbers for client services.

And - again - if this is your first cruise, it may be a more enjoyable and
memorable event if you leave your ham gear at home, and pay 100 per cent
attention to your significant other.

(grin)

Clint

FROM BOB AF2Q

beargyrils@...
 

Hi Clint,
Just want to say hello.
I been lurking here and issues with my Mom slipping very slow in a nursing home so I try to spend what time I can with her.
I really can't work SATS except during the day when I can get outdoors.
I read when I can from here or the phone.
Your a Stand up guy and your even making the papers on the East Coast.
Keep up the work and soon I hope to check the SATS and sit out the day until it passes over.
73
BOB
AF2Q

Re: FROM BOB AF2Q

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Family is first and foremost ... I had three grandparents all in the same nursing home at one time ...

Keep YOUR health up, and work a radio every once in a while outside to "escape" for a few minutes ...

Thank you for your kind words.

Clint

Re: FROM BOB AF2Q

beargyrils@...
 

It is tough Clint and those who have not spend 5-6 weeks all day long in the nursing home just don't know the stress and yes it started to drag down my health so i'm flying kites now:-)
 
CUL
73
BOB
AF2Q

In a message dated 9/4/2012 8:38:59 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, clintbrad4d@... writes:
Family is first and foremost ... I had three grandparents all in the same nursing home at one time ...

Keep YOUR health up, and work a radio every once in a while outside to "escape" for a few minutes ...

Thank you for your kind words.

Clint
 

Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?

Jerry Barr
 

i dont care who or what i wud like to woprk at least one bird/any bird any time with any one of my radios  .just to hear one  wud be gud
jerry  in cal////kj6ntl

From: Greg DeChant (W8GCD)
To: Work-Sat@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 6:54 PM
Subject: RE: [Work-Sat] Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?
 
I agree. That’s why I asked. I carry my HT all over the place, especially the airlines and on ships and have had no problem.
 
73, Greg
 
From: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] On Behalf Of K6LCS
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 9:36 PM
To: Work-Sat@...
Subject: [Work-Sat] Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?
 
 
> Who told you that you can't pack your ham radio, to use on the ship?

Not sure if I care WHO told him that ... But it sure is INCORRECT information.

(grin)

Clint

Re: FROM BOB AF2Q

Siegfried Jackstien
 

I was in hospital 2 weeks before now (just for one day)... and would be glad
to go flying kites .... a few weeks I will have to stay at home ... but not
to worry about ... it was a fistula that made trouble ... cut out that
damned thing and now the wound has to heal ... so ... I have to stay at home
... sitting, walking and laying on my back hurts a bit ... but my girlie is
nurse, she looks after me and all will be fine in a few weeks

Greetz

Dg9bfc

Sigi

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] Im Auftrag
von beargyrils@...
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 5. September 2012 03:52
An: Work-Sat@...
Betreff: Re: [Work-Sat] Re: FROM BOB AF2Q



It is tough Clint and those who have not spend 5-6 weeks all day long in
the nursing home just don't know the stress and yes it started to drag
down my health so i'm flying kites now:-)

CUL
73
BOB
AF2Q
In a message dated 9/4/2012 8:38:59 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
clintbrad4d@... writes:

Family is first and foremost ... I had three grandparents all in the
same nursing home at one time ...

Keep YOUR health up, and work a radio every once in a while outside
to "escape" for a few minutes ...

Thank you for your kind words.

Clint



Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?

Siegfried Jackstien
 

Walkie talkies with 5w max power are allowed ... so ... maybe a manpack with
qrp and no heavy external antenna would work (ok it is prohibited item but)
... I would ask the captain and see if only used with low power maybe you
CAN use it ...

Asking is better than sorry

Dg9bfc

Sigi

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] Im Auftrag
von K6LCS
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 5. September 2012 03:18
An: Work-Sat@...
Betreff: [Work-Sat] Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to
contact at Celebrity?



The best advice - and I am about ready to shit down this thread - is to
ask your travel agent first. Yes, RC "prohibits" ham radios. But I can
cite for you many cases of hams obtaining permission to board with them
and use them on RC cruises.

If you didn't use a travel agent, then every cruise line has posted
telephone numbers for client services.

And - again - if this is your first cruise, it may be a more enjoyable and
memorable event if you leave your ham gear at home, and pay 100 per cent
attention to your significant other.

(grin)

Clint



finally heard two sats

Jerry Barr
 

hello all was relly exciting today whe i herd W0CA  working someone  on so-50 an then heard somelse on ao 27/ now to talk bak n one   atleast i know its working
and they really do fly over hi hi
Jerrykjntl

Re: finally heard two sats

Clayton Coleman <kayakfishtx@...>
 

That's exciting, Jerry.  I can't stress enough how important it is to make sure you hear the bird before transmitting.  Today, one station was on AO-27 over the eastern USA calling CQ repeatedly (KK4??? / call protected to hide the guilty).  Many stations were trying to call him but it quickly became apparent he wasn't receiving.  The birds do fly by quickly.  The seven minutes of AO-27 time is very precious!

73
Clayton
W5PFG


On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM, Jerry Barr <kj6ntl@...> wrote:


hello all was relly exciting today whe i herd W0CA  working someone  on so-50 an then heard somelse on ao 27/ now to talk bak n one   atleast i know its working
and they really do fly over hi hi
Jerrykjntl



Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?

Francisco S Garcia <ko6jc@...>
 

I found on the web side of  Celebrity cruise line , so I call to make sure and talk to on  the phone and they said that I can't use my ham radio. They said that I may interfere with the ship communications but I am going to take it anyways ...... 73 de ko6jc

From: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] On Behalf Of Greg DeChant (W8GCD)
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 6:22 PM
To: Work-Sat@...
Subject: RE: [Work-Sat] Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?

 

 

Franscisco

 

Who told you that you can’t pack your ham radio, to use on the ship?

 

73, Greg W8GCD ar

 

 

From: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] On Behalf Of Francisco S Garcia
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:30 AM
To: Work-Sat@...
Subject: RE: [Work-Sat] Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?

 

 

hi gang I will like to know to , Iam going on a cruise next year on celebrity sihp and I found that you canot pack y hamradio.

73 de ko6jc

 

 

From: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] On Behalf Of Amir Findling
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2012 5:18 PM
To: Work-Sat@...
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] Want to operate from a cruise ship – who to contact at Celebrity?

 

 

When I operate from cruise ships I secure permission from the cruise line,  generally via their web site or email and once on board,  I  go to the front office with a letter to the master of the ship requesting permission to operate.  The latter may take a day or so and I  have never been turned down on HollandAmerica lines,  whether HF or V/U for satellites.

73 de Amir K9CHP
Using the Acer Iconia A500 tablet

On Sep 3, 2012 3:29 PM, "vtnn43e48073" <vtnn43e@...> wrote:

 

The XYL and I are going on a cruise next year. Since we will be in a lot of grids that I bet are fairly rare I would like to operate while at sea. We are going to be on a Celebrity ship and I would like to approach the company and ask permission to operate while at sea.

Does anyone know who I could contact at Celebrity to get permission in writing from them to do this? Or is it up to the captain who can operate like this?

Thanks
Zack
N8FNR

Re: Want to operate from a cruise ship - who to contact at Celebrity?

daron wilson
 

I found on the web side of  Celebrity cruise line , so I call to make sure
and talk to on  the phone and they said that I can't use my ham radio. They
said that I may interfere with the ship communications but I am going to
take it anyways ...... 73 de ko6jc
Yeah...seems like checking with the various cruise lines provides the
correct information.

It is clear that there may be cases of special permission, but also clear
that the default rules for most of the cruise lines are no amateur radios.

Re: finally heard two sats

Jerry Barr
 

well its getting better someone on the ao-27 responded to me but i was working wrong way or sideband  anyway , did hear w7sxm on the ao-29 bird abt 1300 hrs pass wud be nice if i cud find some new info on working the active birds / seems like everything i read is from 2009 or before/ anyway it sure is fun tracking them
jerry kj6ntl

From: Jerry Barr
To: "Work-Sat@..." ; "w6has@..." ; Stuart Schaffert ; Bill Jenkins
Sent: Saturday, September 8, 2012 5:06 PM
Subject: [Work-Sat] finally heard two sats
 
hello all was relly exciting today whe i herd W0CA  working someone  on so-50 an then heard somelse on ao 27/ now to talk bak n one   atleast i know its working
and they really do fly over hi hi
Jerrykjntl

Re: finally heard two sats

Peri Cosseboom <ls5102@...>
 

Truly exciting. Clayton is giving good advise. John Papay has recorded some passes archived here: http://www.papays.com/sat/general.html. It’s really helpful to listen to these (thanks John), and read the accompanying advice. As a noob all I can suggest is to speak slowly and clearly. Hard to do when excited! You’ll hear on the tape that the experienced operators do this.
 
Coincidentally I made my first backyard QSO (first ham QSL also!) with John about 3 weeks ago with a FT-60 while waving an Elk 2/440 around and I believe I’ve caught the bug. I’m shopping for a duel band base station and looking into the linear birds. Perhaps not coincidentally I’ve just received a QSL  from Clayton. Seems to be a small group of hams working the birds. I’ve just put the finishing touches on my manual antenna tripod. Original design. Cost about $10 and the only power tool required was a drill. Much better, no more sore arm.
 
BTW, Clayton, I’d love to see a photo of the “mule”.
 
Good luck to you. Be patient, it will all come together.
 
See you in space, 73.
 
Peri
KF7YDL