Airport security X-RAY to interfere with photoelements?
Mike Werner email (remove spam text)
> While I can test a) at home (and have done it already), I'm having
> a hard time at the X-RAY thing. Unfortunately I'm not a frequent flyer,
> so I can only occasionally "test" the circuit, nowhere near exhaustivly.
Just an idea ... got an airport reasonabley nearby? Try making an
appointment with the head of airport security, and explain to him as exactly
as possible what you are designing, and ask him (as politely as possible) if
you could occasionally come by and run your prototype through their X-ray
machine to do a test run or three. Offer to give advance notice to him
and/or his people - at least an hour or so.
If this will be a commercial product, give credit to the airport for
assistance in design testing. Also, send written thanks (preferably on
letterhead from the company that this will be marketed by) to the security
department, with a copy to the airport manager. Good PR is always good for
I've been pleasantly surprised in the past by what could sometimes be
accomplished by just asking nicely. Often the hardest part was screwing up
the nerve to ask.
Mike Werner KA8YSD | "Where do you want to go today?"
| "As far from Redmond as possible!"
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In reply to: <394BC1EA.7E67AA00@aargh.franken.de>; from marc@AARGH.FRANKEN.DE on Sat, Jun 17, 2000 at 07:22:34PM +0000
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