Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 13 July 2014


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Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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

Listen here:
http://handiham.org/audio/handiham13AUG2014.mp3

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 06 August 2014


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Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 06 August 2014

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

Listen here:
http://handiham.org/audio/handiham06AUG2014.mp3

August Events by N1YXU

August Events

The calendar may say August, but the weather here in North Carolina certainly does not. We have had a very mild summer so far. I know that is not the case for many parts of the country with severe droughts, fires, and other weather related issues. For those of you in those stricken areas, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Regardless of the weather, hopefully, you have been able to get on the air and enjoy amateur radio activities. Take a few minutes to read through the events for August to see what catches your attention.

Until next 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:
I always have fun reading through the posted Special Events on the ARRL website as I put together this Events Page. The tough part is choosing which Special Events to highlight. As I read through this month’s events, there was one that caught my attention. It is the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) On-The-Air event on August 9th. Be sure to take some time to read about the event, and then plan to participate. You’ll learn a little history and maybe be part of making history by participating.

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.

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 30 July 2014


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Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

Listen here:
http://handiham.org/audio/handiham30JUL2014.mp3

Talking Banknote Identifier

As part of the U.S. government’s meaningful access initiative, the Bureau of Engraving And Printing (BEP) will provide an iBill® Talking Banknote Identifier at no cost to all eligible blind or visually impaired persons who request one.

Beginning September 2, 2014, in partnership with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, the BEP will begin a pilot program where NLS patrons can pre-order an iBill® currency reader. Currency readers will be widely available to eligible others beginning January 2, 2015. NLS patrons or folks who want to become an NLS patron can call 1-888-657-7323 to pre-register to get a currency reader when the National program rolls out in January 2015. Once you register in September, you will be on the list for the first shipment of readers to go out in January, or you can wait and sign up in January when the program is opened up to all blind and low vision folks. If you have questions prior to September 2, 2014, you can call The Bureau of Engraving and Printing at 844-815-9388.

iBill® is a currency reader device that provides a convenient means for blind or visually impaired individuals to identify Federal Reserve notes (U.S. currency). Its compact “key-fob” design allows it to be carried in a pocket or purse, clipped to a belt, or attached to a keychain or lanyard.

The iBill® is a fast and accurate means to identify all Federal Reserve notes in circulation – $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100. It is convenient and easy to use. Just insert a Federal Reserve note into the device, press the button on the side, and the denomination is identified. The denomination is announced in one of three ways: a clear natural voice, a pattern of tones, or a pattern of vibrations for privacy. The vibration mode also assists people who are deaf and blind. The iBill® operates on a single, AAA battery which typically lasts for more than a year. The initial battery is included. The iBill® does not identify counterfeit banknotes. Banknotes in poor physical condition are indicated as un- identifiable and are not read.

In addition to distributing currency readers, the BEP will also add a raised tactile feature and continue to add large, high-contrast numerals and different colors to each denomination that it is permitted by law to alter.

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