I became a ham radio member in 1991. I always wanted to be a
ham but I really could not learn the code. I am (was) Dyslexic
and Attention Deficit Disorder. In the middle sixties I was a CB'er,
I know nobody was ever a CB'er. I did leave it about 1968. When
no-code license was available, I was one of the first to get my
Now, I can't read or write but I did the code.
KB8AMZ - Terry
Morris, Lou Albert was one of my
CW students. Lou is Dyslexic and has Attention Deficit Disorder. On May
4, 1995, Lou had a severe stroke, and was in a state of coma. Doctors
Lou's condition as "FLUENT" APHASIA. He could not speak, read, or
Presently, Lou can speak, usually and sometimes he will lose words,
and ideas. I developed a system where Lou could identify elements of
by things that he (automatically) knew, e.g. - when I sent 'T' Lou
point to me (Terry), and when I sent 'L' Lou would point to himself.
we ran out of people's names that were familiar to Lou, flashcards were
used (children's learning aid when learning letters of the alphabet).
worked. Lou couldn't practice on his own, so I taught him CW 3 days per
week for 5 weeks. I surprised Lou with a practice test at the
of Ola - WD8MOU, VEC (Volunteer Examine Coordinator) with the
of Wayne - WS8RM. While
to Ola's, Lou was becoming nervous. At one point he attempted to
me to turn around and return to Akron. I kept telling Lou that the test
was for practice. Lou passed the test on his first try. I doubt that
will ever use CW, but at least he can bonifiedly say that he passed the
CW code requirement (5 WPM) with his present disabilities.
Weather Service Forecast Office in Cleveland Ohio has 32 counties in
county warning area. The amateur radio community with in these
each run Skywarn nets during times of severe weather events.
is a organization dedicated to the abolition of the Morse code
for all classes of Amateur Radio license. We intend to disband the
as soon as the Morse Code requirement has been eliminated in all
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