Most things coming to Alaska have to go on a plane. Trucks come up here, but much of what they carry is fresh produce and dairy and such. I know I have tried to order ammo and have been told they cannot ship it to Alaska. Gun shops get it, so they must get it through Canada or on a barge, The barges are not for individuals, but you can go through expediters to ship on barges. I got my big water pump that way and it was arranged by one of my sons, who said he can ship anything on a pallet that way. A pallet of ammo would not be practical for most private citizens. The radio thing is just silliness that they don't realize they could just stick that in the mail. By the way, shipping anything UPS up here is astronomical. My wife shipped a small box containing a4 jars of jam and it cost almost $70 to ship it to Washington from here.