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Blind hams CAN solder safely

For the benefit of hams who happen to be sighted, here are a couple of posts written by blind hams who routinely use soldering irons. There is more, very positive material, elsewhere on the Web.

The first is a  brief introduction to the subject.

The next goes into more detail.

And finally, some general  ARRL material on the subject of hams who happen to be blind

The point of this post amateur radio soldering, it's often safer if the blind lead the blind.

Published on Categories Amateur Radio, Handicapped operators

About AC9KJ

I earned my licenses because I'm not into Bingo or trips to casinos, and because it was on my bucket list. It also keeps me busy in the absence of my wife, who passed on, three years ago. I'm 78 years old and briefly held a Novice license (WN9MIU) in about 1970. I'm a former commercial radio Program Director and Music Teacher. Right now I'm operating HF on a a Kenwood TS-590SG, with an indoor loop antenna. The car radios are a Yaesu 8900R and/or a Yaesu FT-857D, supplemented by a Yaesu FT-60 HT. I'm slowly learning Morse code (my apartment is an SSB black hole), and will eventually get into PSK31 and modes of that ilk.