|[AMRadio] Why KD5CPL hasn't been on the air for six months.|
John Dilks K2TQN
oldradio at worldnet.att.net
Wed Jan 28 17:34:52 EST 2009
Hang in there. I have a friend who is a Pacemaker doctor and has
written an article for QST about the problem with ham radios. But I
caution that you should listen to your own doctor.
Check the back issues at www.arrl.org/ if you can.
Jul 1994 QST page 34 by Weber, Fred, AA2KI
Pacemakers, Interference and Amateur Radio
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We're all pulling for you.
73, John Dilks, K2TQN
At 01:49 PM 1/28/2009, you wrote:
>My name is Gary Carson. I am a frequent reader of this
>reflector. I participate in 75/80 meter operation several times a
>month from Oklahoma City (or at least I did).
>I have contracted a rare disease known as Transverse Myelitis. At
>the present time I have no use of my legs or hands, and very limited
>use of my arms. I've also been in the hospital this entire
>time. There are several of you that I am used to talking to on a
>frequent basis and would just like to say hi and I hope that I am
>able to get back on one of these days. I hope I don't end up
>selling my boat anchors over this. During the initial assessment of
>the problems I was fitted with an internal pacemaker. They are not
>usually compatible with ham radio. I also have bought in the last
>few months a transmitter that will be physically too big for me to
>work on unless I get much better. I can't make myself sell it
>yet. It is capable of being remotely operated, just that I'm not.
>I just wanted to let my friends know why I've not been heard
>from. I called Jim W5JO yesterday and let him know. But since my
>daughter is sitting here taking this as dictation I thought I'd try
>to go ahead and send something out myself, also. I hope to get back
>on the air. Please feel free to post this on the AMFone if somebody
>wants to, although I don't know as many of that group as I do this
>one, or any other AM related site. I hope this is not the end of my
>ham career. It is out of my hands at the present time.
>Gary Carson KD5CPL
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