Re: Hobbies in Public Areas

Steve Whitt

Hi Paul

I found that ferrite rods can scare people when I tried to put one of Gary’s  hot rodded ultralights through carry-on luggage at the airport.


The xray scanner couldn’t see through the ferrite and the staff were very worried that I was carrying a gun!





From: [] On Behalf Of Paul Blundell
Sent: 30 October 2020 19:51
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] Hobbies in Public Areas


Thanks Steve. I think a FSL does stand out a bit, so far it has not been an issue.


On Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 23:35 Steve Whitt, <mwneditor@...> wrote:

My suggestions is wear earbuds or headphones an most people won’t even talk to you. Portable radio in a satchel is no problem – I did that throughout Cuba and noone ever bothered me.


Of course maybe a giant antenna would attract curiousity. And heavy FSL carried in a back pack with rods and wires visible might frighten a few people.





From: [] On Behalf Of Paul Blundell
Sent: 29 October 2020 04:19
Subject: [UltralightDX] Hobbies in Public Areas


How do people who undertake their hobbies in public areas handle any questions from members of the public? 

With the Covid-19 restrictions easing up in a lot of areas, I see that more people will be out and about. What steps do you take to ensure you are undertaking this in such a manner as to not cause anybody else any issues?


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