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Offline masterkeymaster

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Engraving your handheld radio
« on: November 04, 2012, 12:19:43 AM »
when I first purchased my Icom a-22 radio I decided to engrave it at a local trophy shop I used my pilot certificate number was that a good Idea?



Offline NoMad

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Re: Engraving your handheld radio
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 12:25:31 PM »
Why wouldn't it be??  Any means of identifying it if it is stolen and recovered helps.

Offline masterkeymaster

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Re: Engraving your handheld radio
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 04:04:05 PM »
I would like to sell it now for an upgrade

Offline StuSEL

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Re: Engraving your handheld radio
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2012, 01:42:01 PM »
If you don't want the reseller or a future purchaser to be able to look you up, just use an engraving tool and cover the number up. If you don't want to do that, you can have your personal information like your address be removed from the public pilot database maintained by the FAA.

If you're concerned about the value of the radio, I'm not so sure an engraving mark would make it worth much less. People buy those things for utility, not necessarily aesthetics.
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Offline Robin Rebhan

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Re: Engraving your handheld radio
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2012, 04:14:56 PM »
If it were not for Mrs. Pilot I would buy it in a heart beat right now! Engraving or not  :-D
When I was in the Military I defaced items like this to keep theft risk to a minimum.
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