Be a ham radio operator – the Courage Center Handiham System for Blind & Disabled

Included in my personal 2011 end of year giving – –

– – (you ARE putting “something back” in someway – whether Time, Talent or Treasure (money) for 2011??!! whew!  Glad to hear you are!! ) – –

– – is the excellent Amateur Radio charity & teaching/support machine “Handiham“:

Be a Ham Radio Operator!

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Be part of an activity that includes astronauts, teachers, kings, actors, police officers, pilots, and people just like you! Call Courage Center’s Handiham System and learn ham radio operation today. It’s easier than you think! Morse code is not required for any level of ham radio license. Courage Center’s Handiham System will get you started with your ham radio studies, and you’ll be on the air before you know it. Having fun with electronics, talking to your friends on the radio, and helping your community with emergency communications are some of the new experiences you can look forward to with a ham radio license.

Cost: $10 annual membership

Golden Valley Contact: Nancy Meydell, 763.520.0512

(Outstate, toll-free, 1.866.426.3442)

Or email:

Office appointments are available Monday through Friday, 9 am-1:30 pm at Courage Center Golden Valley or by arrangement at Courage Center St. Croix in Stillwater.

Classes also are available at various locations. Week-long Radio Camp sessions each year are available at Courage North, in northern Minnesota’s beautiful lake country, if you want to study in a residential camp setting. The cost of camp is based on ability to pay. Self-study is possible anytime and anywhere with audio or print materials, or on with your computer.

Online courses are a self-paced member service, and are delivered as audio lectures each week:

Beginner course (Technician Class License) Intermediate course (General Class License) Highest level course (Extra Class License) Operating Skills course (For those with any level of license who want to learn to operate better.)

There is also a Handiham World newsletter. Find it online, delivered weekly in both text and audio, or as an audio podcast at, or call toll-free, 1.866.426.3442.

via Be a ham radio operator! | Courage Center Handiham System.

Their blog:

and main webpage:

I’m seldom in the position to do as much as I would like for them, though I do find a way to slide a hundred to them now & then, as Patrick Tice WA0TDA told me at Dayton that every little bit helps!

As you finish up your year, perhaps you can your join me in finding a few dollars to send their way?

THANK YOU in advance!



If you would be so kind as to let me know either in comment or by email (I am good at I would appreciate it!

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One thought on “Be a ham radio operator – the Courage Center Handiham System for Blind & Disabled

  1. k9zw says:

    Thank you! Thank You! to the amateurs & friends who have felt motivated to make a donation to Handihams.

    And with a few days left it isn’t too late to make a 2011 donation yet!



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