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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

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: 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

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: 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

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@...>
 

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?

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@...>
 

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@...>
 

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?

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?

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?

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

Read part 97. It clearly states you must get permission from the captain of the vessel or the pilot of the aircraft. Even so start with you travel agent and work your way up from there.

 

73, Greg W8GCD ar

 

From: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] On Behalf Of vtnn43e48073
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2012 3:30 PM
To: Work-Sat@...
Subject: [Work-Sat] Want to operate from a cruise ship – who to contact at Celebrity?

 

 

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@...>
 

I started with my travel agent. He got me approved for working ham radio while on board during a cruise ...

But please analyze what you are doing. I mean, unless your wife is a ham, too, then there are plenty of OTHER things young couples should be doing during a cruise ...

(grin)

And, yes - a captain can "veto" anything while you are on board.

Clint

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

Zack
 

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

Cheap mono headphones for the TH-D72 on ebay

Zack
 

Was looking for mono headphones on ebay for use with the TH-D72 and found a great deal. Snagged a pair of three for $8.95 + $6.30 shipping. Yeah, I know the shipping is high but then it seems like a good deal for three pair.
The plug is the correct size plug for the headphone jack on the D72, no adapter needed. These would be great for satellite ops using duplex.
If you are interested you can go to this seller http://stores.ebay.com/alltronicsllc and search for Low Impedance Mono Headset.
BTW, they sound pretty good!

Zack
N8FNR

Re: AO-27 on 8/7/12

Nikolai@...
 

My understanding is that not every recorder with mic in and phone out is capable of producing output to the phone jack while recording. While playing, yes, but not while recording. Also, it appears as there is no way to tell until you try one as the a user manual is usually very basic. What is the model you are using ?

Thanks,
Nikolai / VE3NKL

--- In Work-Sat@..., "Wayne" <wayne15857@...> wrote:



--- In Work-Sat@..., "cap_cstorey" <cap_cstorey@> wrote:

I hate it when that happens! I have a very small Olympus digital recorder that I bungy cord to my radio (it lays flat on the back of the radio) to capture audio from each pass that I work. A low tech solution that works great for me and dosent require a third hand to juggle anything else. I have also used a hardwire connection from the speaker jack on my speaker-mic to the mic input of my recorder and headphones plugged into the speaker out of the recorder. By using the TX MONITOR feature on my radio I can monitor my transmit audio along with the radios RX audio through the headphones via the recorder. This works very well for getting loud, clean audio, but it is a lot of wires to tangle. For most passes I just use the recorder/bungy cord method and deal with any wind noise if it was windy when I was working the pass.
There is a great program called Total Recorder I use all the time. Cost I believe is under 20 bucks and you can record everything coming through a speaker.

73,
Wayne - NM3B

Re: AO-27 on 8/7/12

wayneg
 

--- In Work-Sat@..., "cap_cstorey" <cap_cstorey@...> wrote:

I hate it when that happens! I have a very small Olympus digital recorder that I bungy cord to my radio (it lays flat on the back of the radio) to capture audio from each pass that I work. A low tech solution that works great for me and dosent require a third hand to juggle anything else. I have also used a hardwire connection from the speaker jack on my speaker-mic to the mic input of my recorder and headphones plugged into the speaker out of the recorder. By using the TX MONITOR feature on my radio I can monitor my transmit audio along with the radios RX audio through the headphones via the recorder. This works very well for getting loud, clean audio, but it is a lot of wires to tangle. For most passes I just use the recorder/bungy cord method and deal with any wind noise if it was windy when I was working the pass.
There is a great program called Total Recorder I use all the time. Cost I believe is under 20 bucks and you can record everything coming through a speaker.

73,
Wayne - NM3B

Hams In Space to Appear at the Joplin Hamfest

Randy Schulze
 

The Hams In Space Team of KD0HKD – Randy Schulze, KY0F- Eddy Paul, and Jeremy Widner – K0PDX will be providing their presentation on working Amateur Radio Satellites at the Joplin Hamfest in Joplin, Missouri. The Joplin Hamfest, one of the largest hamfests in the region, will be held at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center, just off Exit 8-B along I-44, will be held August 24th and 25th. The Hams In Space Team is scheduled to give their presentation at 9:00 AM CDT on Saturday, the 24th, but will be providing hands-on demonstrations, (weather permitting,) during passes of SO-50 and AO-27. If you're a satellite enthusiast, but you'll not be able to attend the hamfest, please listen up on SO-50 and AO-27 this Friday and Saturday as we place radios and antennas in the hands of licensed amateur radio operators who've never experienced the excitement working satellites before.

We look forward to hearing you on the birds!

For more information on the Joplin Hamfest, go to: http://www.joplin-arc.org
For more information on the Hams In Space Team, go to: http://hamsinspace.com

NASA Aircraft to Fly Over Los Angeles

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Aug. 25, 2012

Michael Curie
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
michael.curie@...

Laura Brown
Federal Aviation Administration, Washington
202-267-3455
laura.j.brown@...

RELEASE: 12-290

NASA AIRCRAFT TO FLY OVER LOS ANGELES AREA AUGUST 25

WASHINGTON -- NASA, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation
Administration, will conduct training and photographic flights over
the Los Angeles area on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Two NASA jets, a T-38 and an F-18, will fly approximately 1,500 feet
above Los Angeles starting at 8 a.m. PDT. If delayed by weather or
other circumstances, the jets will fly at 12:30 p.m. These flights
are intended to capture photographic imagery.

If the flights must be cancelled for any reason, they will be
rescheduled and an additional notice will be released.

For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov


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