--- In "frankmhinrichs" <>
> --- In Scott Fraser <scott_fraser@> wrote:
> > <<I would add to Frank's comment that you need to be prepared to turn
> > each device on for inspection. In other words, don't go with empty
> > batteries.>>
> > While this was true in the past, I must say I haven't had to
> > demonstrate any equipment's ability to turn on in at least a decade.
> > I believe security personal put their trust in the sniffing devices
> > now. I frequently have microphones removed from bags for personal
> > inspection, but no real problems other than a slight delay.
> > Scott Fraser
> I haven't been asked to turn on my equipment on at any security check. It
> depends on
> equipment and ability of the security officer: I've had occasions where the
> operator just
> switched screens a few times and didn't ask to open my remova pilot trolley,
> couldn't distiguish anythying and wanted me to open the luggage just to look
> or have it
> taken out.
> I carry with me a Deva 5, 3 or 4 microphones and hydrophones, cables and
> accessories so it can be quite confusing on a screen. I can't complain about
> over zealous
> treatment anywhere, be it Belgium, Spain France, Malaisia, Indonesia, USA and
> Frank Hinrichs
I forgot to say that the only problem you could run into are import regulations
transmitters, professional recording devices and microphones. In order to
problems I call the embassy of a country where I have a doubt and if necessary
authorisations which I carry with me along with insurance and invoices, just to
be on the
safe side. I've never had to produce them yet.