Year-End Appeal Letter

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Dear Handiham Friend,

I’m so grateful for your support of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Handiham program. Your participation is vital to the delivery of amateur radio services by and for people living with disabilities. I’d like to ask for your help in 2014 with a donation to the Handiham fund this December.

Courage Kenny’s Handiham program brings people together from around the world to connect and share experiences through amateur radio. The Handiham program provides a forum for people with disabilities to build confidence, set goals, develop friendships and volunteer in service to others.

Your support allows us to stay current in technologies that help our members, including blind-friendly software and online audio lecture production. Your donation will help to expand DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) cartridge services for our members without computers and maintain member-only benefits like 24/7 access to the Handiham Remote Base HF Stations for those who cannot put up antennas of their own, as well as assistance from staff about assistive technology.

From offering our accessible online licensing classes and tutorials, radio camps and equipment assistance, to our high frequency (HF) remote base stations, the Handiham program works hard to make the experience in amateur radio the best it can be! The Handiham program is one of Courage Kenny’s Community-Based Services, a resource for recreation, life-long learning, and enduring friendships through ham radio.

For forty-seven years, our Handiham program has relied heavily on philanthropic support to stay current and available to as many people as possible. We need your help this holiday season to keep the program strong. Will you consider a gift today?

The Handiham program would not be what it is today without your support. Thank you for considering a donation to the Handiham program this holiday season.

Sincerely,

Patrick Tice, WA0TDA
Handiham Program Coordinator

Donate Online Instructions:
http://www.handiham.org/drupal2/node/8

P.S. If you have any questions about donating, please email us at: Ckfoundation@allinahealth.com.

Holiday Hours

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Holiday wishes

Happy Hanukkah! The holiday season is well-joined with the beginning of Hanukkah (December 16 - 24) and Thanksgiving already behind us. Since this will be your second-to-last E-letter and podcast of 2014, we want to take this opportunity to wish everyone all the best for a wonderful holiday season. Next week we will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Christmas Eve and reopening on Monday, December 29. We will close on Wednesday afternoon, New Year's Eve for a long New Year's Day holiday. We reopen on Monday, January 5, 2015. There will be no E-letter next Wednesday, so we'll take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas.

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 17 December 2014


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Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 17 December 2014

This is a free weekly news & information update from Courage Kenny Handiham System. Our contact information is at the end.

Listen here:
https://handiham.org/audio/handiham17DEC2014.mp3

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Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 10 December 2014


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Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 10 December 2014

This is a free weekly news & information update from Courage Kenny Handiham System. Our contact information is at the end.

Listen here:
https://handiham.org/audio/handiham10DEC2014.mp3

Get this podcast in iTunes:
Subscribe to our audio podcast in iTunes

December Events on the air by N1YXU

IC-7200 radio tuned to 3.925 MHz

December Events

I hope each of you and your families had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We had a great celebration with family and friends, had far too much food, and were able to spend quality time catching-up with some pretty special people. As we near the December holidays, I hope each of you is able to focus away from the business of the season and focus toward the importance of the celebration. Have a great month!

Regards,
- Laurie Meier, N1YXU
n1yxu@arrl.net

Table of Contents:

1. Events Highlighted by Handiham Members:
Be sure to check out the updated Handiham Net information. There are several opportunities throughout each week.

2. Editor’s Pick of the Month:
There is a great Special Event that is scheduled for Boxing Day, December 26. It is called “Happy Holidays Special Event” and focuses on using the new radio equipment that you’ll get for the holidays. What a great way to get your new rig on the air. Take a look at the Special Events section for more information.

3. Hamfests and Conventions:
For ARRL Announced Hamfests and Conventions, go to the following URL:
http://www.arrl.org/hamfests.html

4. Monthly Contests

5. Special Events:
ARRL Announced Special Events

6. Exam Sessions:

ARRL Exam Sessions can be found on the following website:
http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/examsearch.phtml
Exam sessions can be found by state, country, or proximity to a specific US zip code.

W5YI Exam Session can be found on the following website:
http://www.w5yi.org/vol-exam.htm
Click on the state where you will take the exam. Examiners are listed by zip code within the state. Contact the examiner to determine the next exam session.

Detailed Information Follows:

Events Highlighted by Handiham Members

Handiham Nets:

We are on the air daily at 11:00 (USA Central Time), plus Wednesday & Thursday evenings at 19:00 (USA Central Time). If there is not a Net Control Station available, the net will be a simple roundtable.

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