Fwd: [VWS] RE: blind ham
bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Jul 2 21:23:13 CDT 2012
The Kenwood D700 and D710 series of dual band radios have voice syntehsizers just to aid the handicapped. It speaks the settings and the frequency...
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>Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 18:44:59 -0400
>From: tacos-bounces+bruninga=nadn.navy.mil at amrad.org (on behalf of Bill <lilesw at gmail.com>)
>Subject: Fwd: [VWS] RE: blind ham
>To: AMRAD <tacos at amrad.org>
> Can any amrad member help?
> Sent from my iPod
> Begin forwarded message:
> 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
> 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
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