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4/3/2010 10:32:39 PM (1 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment


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by N5VAG 4/6/2010 6:23:04 PM

You know I just read that and a couple of days ago I made a radio contact for the first time with a friend of mine who Ive known my whole life that got me started in HAM radio when I was 11. His name is Mike Duke K5XU in Jackson, Ms and he is a blind man. My grandmother was blind and they both were members of the Mississippi Council of the Blind and when we had state picnics he would always bring his HT with him. I had a scanner because I always liked listening to the police on it. I was 11 at this particular picnic which was in Paul B Johnson State Park in Forrest County, Ms.

I asked him what he was listening to and he replied 2 Meter Ham Band. Then he told me to put my scanner on a simplex freq and he transmitted to me from as far away as I could shout back down the hill.

Years later when I was 23 in 2008 I became a ham. I finally made radio contact with him threw a temperature inversion and it was like that day in the park all over again.

Had to share my story with you.

73 de N5VAG

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