This is not a trip report
A few weeks ago, I was traveling from Lyncburg to Atlanta on an EMB-120 (ASA) and I had my scanner with me. I listened to the Pilots chat with the tower and contact Washington Center and all that stuff. Anyways, I had me scanner on all the way till we were over Clemson University. It was at that point that the flight attendent realized I had my scanner on and was listening to it.
She made me turn it off and told me to put it away. The Flight had gone smoothly. I had checked the Sky Magazine to see that electronic devices that transmit such as a cell phones, were prohibited. But a Scanner???? For crying out loud, its a scanner, it only recieves!
Is a scanner a hazard to Flight operations? Or did the antena and radio style body of the scanner cause the flight attendent to immediatly consider it a hazardous electronic device? Whats the deal?