ETH027 – Hams With Disabilities


Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to be talking with Christopher LaRue, W4ADL about Hams with Disabilities. Chris is a visually impaired amateur radio operator just recently passed his Extra Class test. We talk about some of the challenges that he has and about some ideas that can be done by all of us

Check out the IRLP website for information about IRLP.

  • IRLP 9251 – *World* – world net on echolink.
    • Gives questions from questions pools 8-9 est
    • Paranormal net 9-10 est
    • John -W2JLD – Net Manager
  • Ham Test Prep – Android App
  • Nellis Amateur Radio Club – Las Vegas

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Courage Kenny Handiham Program




The Courage Kenny Handiham Program provides tools for people with disabilities to learn Amateur Radio and technology skills, and to earn their Amateur Radio licenses.


  • Daily net at 11am Central Time
  • Wed at 1900 Central Time

Check out their nets page to learn more about how to participate in the nets. There is a lot of different ways that you can!!


  • Blind-Hams Mailing List
  • Weekly Newsletter
  • Radio Camp
  • Two Remote HF Base stations that can be accessed over the internet that members can use if they can’t get their own antenna up on their station
  • Amateur Radio programs designed especially for those with disabilities that want to either become hams, further their license, or just further their knowledge of the hobby.
  • Handiham Podcast – there is a podcast that is associated with this club, but I do know believe that it is active, however there are 25 episodes that are still listed to it


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