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I am going to Wings over Meridan this week at Meridan NAS (KNMM) I was thinking of taking my scanner has anyone ever done this and do they allow you to even bring it on the base.
 

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There are as many scanner-nerds at airshows as there are big-lense photo-nerds, which means quite a few.


You will be fine, just dont go all whacker'd out with tactical response band-aid kits. Just bring plenty of water as it isnt cheap there.

dont forget batteries!
 

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DanTSX said:
There are as many scanner-nerds at airshows as there are big-lense photo-nerds, which means quite a few.


You will be fine, just dont go all whacker'd out with tactical response band-aid kits. Just bring plenty of water as it isnt cheap there.

dont forget batteries!
With the rules on "prohibited items" I read on the posted site, that means BIG POCKETS. :D

1. Unauthorized Items: Items you can NOT bring to the Air Show include:

• Coolers
• Backpacks
• Carryall bags
• Large handbags
• Animals/pets
• Bicycles/skateboards
• Kites/balloons
• Contraband
• Weapons, knives, guns
• Camelbaks
• Scooters, "Heelys" and rollerblades​

Does anyone know what "contraband" might mean??? I just LOVE that catch all to preclude anything they don't want/like or think is 'inappropriate' (maybe like a scanner). I'd still take it with you as I've seen them at other DOD sponsored air shows since 9/11.

That's why I wear a vest with umpteen pockets. Though a water bottle does push things to their limit.
 
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Howdy!
All the shows I have been to,and I've been to a few, I have never had a problem getting in with a scanner or any kind of monitoring gear. I used to bring my trusty Icom IC-A21 aircraft band two way radio. I am looking foward to my next show which is in Jones Beach NY. I will be taking my AOR-8200 for a spin. Contraband is simply anything that by legal statute or law, is illegal. IE....pot,crack,dope,ect...I'm sure your scanner,monitoring radio will be fine. Keep in mind that you are entering a Naval Air Station which is government property. They cant just let anything and everything in. Remember to post the freqs. you see active on here. It may help others at another show!

Manny
 
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Probably not a good idea to happily demonstrate to base security that you're listening to THEM, if you are. :roll:

MERIDIAN NAS, (MC CAIN FLD) MS KNMM N N32°33.12' W88°33.33' 317
UTC-6(-5DT) H-6J, L-18E

SERVICE - LGT - Portable OLS avbl Rwy 01L, 19L and 28. JASU - 2(NC-8A) (GTC-85)
1(NCPP-105) FUEL - J8. Exp 1 hr refuel delays. TRAN ALERT - Svc avbl 1300-0500Z++
Mon-Thu, 1300-2300Z++ Fri. Drag chute repack unavbl.

REMARKS - Opr 1300-0500Z++ Mon-Thu, 1300-2300Z++ Fri, clsd Sat, Sun and hol exc by
NOTAM; hr subject to chg in support CTW-1 flt opr. RSTD - PPR all acft exc JOSAC msn
ctc Base OPS DSN 637-2470/2505, C601-679-2470/2505. PPR good for +/- 1 hr. Coord of
PPR outside of block time by fone is rqr or PPR Nr will be cnl. Arpt subj to no ntc closure.
PPR civ acft OFFL BUS. CAUTION - Rwy 19L, 19R have 1 percent down grad first 6000'.
Wildlife haz. Mat and twy S of hgr not vis fr twr. Ints stu jet trng dur fld opr hr. TFC PAT -
Jet break 1400', pat alt 900'. Tran acft exp visual apch when wx 2000-3 SM or abv. Hi alt
apch not nml avbl when Meridian-1 West act. VFR acft ctc Meridian APP within 25 NM.
MISC - Ramp elev 283'. Exp arr/dep delay dur stu flying periods. Class D Airspace eff
1300-0500Z++ Mon-Fri exc hol, OT Class G. Extv stu jet trng.
BLF TACAN unuse 122°-230° byd 25 NM blw 9500'

COMMUNICATIONS - SFA ATIS - 273.2 APP - Opr 1300-0500Z++, OT ctc MEMPHIS
CENTER 124.4 323.0.- (R) (E) 119.2 120.5 120.95 269.6 276.4 REMARKS: 314.8 374.9
(119.2 374.9 E)(120.5 269.6 S)(120.95 276.4 W)(314.8 N) MC CAIN TWR - Opr
1300-0500Z++ Mon-Thu, 1300-2300Z++ Fri, clsd Sat, Sun and hol exc by NOTAM. (E)
126.2 340.2 360.2 (340.2 Rwy 01L, 19L and 28)(360.2 Rwy 01R, 19R and 10)
MC CAIN GND - 336.4 DEP - Opr 1300-0500Z++, OT ctc MEMPHIS CENTER 124.4
323.0.- (R) (E) 124.8 343.7 (124.8 S)(343.7 E) CLNC DEL - . 301.0
PMSV METRO - PMSV avbl 1200-0500Z++. 312.4 BASE OPS - 352.2
FSS-GREENWOOD GWO-NOTAM NMM

NAVAIDS - MERIDIAN TACAN - L NMM CH 56 N32°34.71' W88°32.72' 199° 1.7 NM to Fld.
310/(A)1°00.0'E Opr dur flt opr hr only.

ILS/RADAR - RADAR - SEE TERMINAL FLIP FOR RADAR MINIMA.
MERRILL, OR NDB - MHW 347.000 LFA N41°59.11' W121°38.57' 323° 11.0 NM
to KLAMATH FALLS. 4090/15°39.8'E L-1A
 
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Blues In Ms.

I did attend Wings Over Meridan but when I had to park all the way on the end of RW 1L I knew if I had to wold all the way back and bring the scanner back I would be in a bad mood so did not take it in. We Had a brief rain about 14:15 but it cleared out and the blues took the sky about 15:00 the only let down Fat Albert did not do a JATO which I was looking foward too seeing again.
 

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I've taken a scanner onto the Willow Grove NAS and also onto the Maguire Air Force base without any issues. I did see one guy with a kids red wagon filled with como gear and a large antenna. That was in the pre 9-11 days. But more recently carrying one onto the base was not an issue.
 
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LEH said:
With the rules on "prohibited items" I read on the posted site, that means BIG POCKETS. :D

1. Unauthorized Items: Items you can NOT bring to the Air Show include:

• Coolers
• Backpacks
• Carryall bags
• Large handbags
• Animals/pets
• Bicycles/skateboards
• Kites/balloons
• Contraband
• Weapons, knives, guns
• Camelbaks
• Scooters, "Heelys" and rollerblades​

Does anyone know what "contraband" might mean??? I just LOVE that catch all to preclude anything they don't want/like or think is 'inappropriate' (maybe like a scanner). I'd still take it with you as I've seen them at other DOD sponsored air shows since 9/11.

That's why I wear a vest with umpteen pockets. Though a water bottle does push things to their limit.
CONTRABAND means any thing they feel that is a threat to you to them others or any thing that is ileagell and may cause harm
 

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Contraband,
denotes any item which, relating to its nature, is illegal to be possessed, usually drugs etc, but they could broaden it. But, safe bet, don't take your reefer with you or leave in the car, as the "dogs" might get a hit on it and you'll have some explaining to do, plus facing possible federal charges being on federal property.
 
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From the news reports, I can see why there was heightened security this year, since Senator McCain was a guest.
 

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CONTRABAND means any thing they feel that is a threat to you to them others or any thing that is ileagell and may cause harm
The key words here being "THEY FEEL". I just don't like that catch all term. Allows them to make up rules as they go.
 
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i called the base for you and they said as long as you cant transmit from it it should be fine but they said may be subject for search and the women also said to call again before you go as rules may change
 
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