Is it possible that it was because you were American military that they didn't question you for the use of your equipment?Quick story, I was stationed in Elefsis, Greece for several years back in the mid to late 80's while in the army, Being a Signal Corp type, I brought several scanners and my Icom R70 over without incident. Think one was a Regency Crystal portable and the other a Radio Shack programmable that used hearing aid batteries for a memory backup. Hot receiver, still have it. Ran all over Greece with it and gray market Yaesu 2 meter ham rigs and would operate simplex with a buddy. Enjoyed hearing our pilots interacting with the Greek controllers. Never had a problem, used to monitor the greek police and our MP's. Different time then.