Fwd: [VWS] RE: blind ham

Bill lilesw at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 17:44:59 CDT 2012

Can any amrad member help?

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> From: Ray Anderson <ray_anderson1 at hotmail.com>
> Date: July 2, 2012 5:21:33 PM EDT
> To: <john_bailey17 at hotmail.com>, VWS General Discussion <vws-general at googlegroups.com>
> Subject: [VWS] RE: blind ham
> Reply-To: vws-general at googlegroups.com
> Hi John,
> So nice to hear from you.
> I'm distributing your email to our members in the hope that someone will be able to assist you.
> I'm asking those VWS members who might be able to assist John to keep me in the loop so that I can monitor the situation. I'd very much like John to be able to become active on 2-meters with our assistance.
> 73,
> Ray, kj4cnn
> .
> From: john_bailey17 at hotmail.com
> To: ray_anderson1 at hotmail.com
> Subject: blind ham
> Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 15:03:29 -0400
> Hello Mr. Anderson,
> My name is John Bailey (KC4BQI) and I am trying to get back on the air after several years away. I would like to get onto 2m. However, I am nearly blind and the latest 2m gear is all digital and is nearly impossible for a blind person to operate.
> I used to have an old 1970's Clegg 2m base station that had knobs to turn to set the frequency. And, this works very well for someone who cannot read the frequency.
> My question is, do you know of any vintage rigs like this one? Or, would it be possible to put an ad in your club's newsletter asking if anyone had a pre-digital 2m transceiver in the garage that they wanted to sell?
> Thank you,
> John Bailey
> 703.994.2040
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