I know that a good many people on here travel around Europe from time to time making use of their CEPT licenses. Now my traveling time has also come, if a little unexpectedly!
As a recent graduate (aka sponging off Mum and Dad) I have been applying for work at a field study centre in the south of France, in fact about four-fifths of the way up Sommet de Finiels F/MC-196 and Mont Lozère F/MC-195. The study centre (and the caravan I will be staying in) is higher than Ben Nevis!
Now, the crux of it all is this. There’s no way I can pass up the chance to take the 817 and a few bits with me (specifically: ATU, W3EDP, laptop, data cable (for pskmail, if ever i can get it to work correctly) and some batteries). But I’ve not really been abroad before (France and Germany on a coach many years ago with secondary school). I understand that the world has gone mad and that radios in airports can cause problems. I’ll be traveling abroad, for the first time, on my own and I have no idea what I am doing. But I am determined to play radio while I am there. I’ll be flying on Wednesday from Liverpool to Nimes with RyanAir. I would welcome any and all advice on how to experience the least hinderance on taking radios through an airport?
I’ll be out there for 2 to 3 weeks, and (if they like what I do) going back later in the year, with a view to doing some more work there next year. It sounds like the kind of job an aimless graduate would love I’ll do my level best to get an activation in, I hope to work some of you as F/M0MYA/P.
Thanks and 73,