The W4MQ software allows Echolink control of both Handiham Remote Base stations. You do not have to be registered as a Handiham member to use this feature, but you must have a valid amateur radio license and be a registered Echolink user.
ARRL Section Abbreviations adapted for blind users by Courage Kenny Handiham Program
The list is broken up into callsign areas 1 through 0 for the USA. Canadian abbreviations appear at the end of the USA list. The name of the section is given first, followed by the abbreviation, one to a line.
Call Sign Area 1
Eastern Massachusetts EMA
New Hampshire NH
Rhode Island RI
Western Massachusetts WMA
I've noticed that there isn't much activity on my local repeater. Perhaps I'm just not listening at the right times, but I've sampled the repeater throughout the day on different days of the week, and aside from some scheduled net activity, users seem to be maintaining "radio silence"!
The National CERT Program continues to promote CERT training for all audiences. In addition to the recent release of the low vision and Spanish versions of the CERT Basic Training Participant Manual, we are pleased to announce the release of the Participant Manual in Braille and PDF screen reader versions. Each version includes the same content as the standard version Participant Manual—the nine units of the course and 13 hazard annexes.
Local CERT program coordinators/managers can request copies of the Braille version of the Participant Manual. Please call the FEMA Distribution Center at 1-800-480-2520 or email FEMA-Publications-Warehouse@dhs.gov. Use Publication Number P-856 and Catalog Number 11189-2 to order the Participant Manual (four volumes in Braille). Please be sure to allow 6 – 8 weeks for delivery.
For additional tools for communicating with all audiences, including people with disabilities, please visit the FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination Preparedness Resources web page: http://www.fema.gov/about/odic/preparedness.shtm#2
Are you wondering what ham radio (Amateur Radio) is all about? The ARRL website has plenty of good resources for you, including some videos. If you have a disability, come back here to handiham.org to learn how the Courage Kenny handiham program can help you get your license.