[handiham-world] HamPod Links Update (Special to Handiham World List)

  • From: <Patrick.Tice@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <handiham-world@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:04:20 -0500

The HamPod - A versatile accessibility alternative to a computer for several
radios that don't have speech announcements:

I feel that the failure to include spoken word speech in modern radios is a
shortcoming, as many hams today are not proficient in Morse code and would
be forced to use an external computer or device to produce the speech. On
the plus side, the Elecraft settings are indeed accessible in CW, which is
better than only having the frequency readout accessible as it is with some
other radios like the Icom or Yaesu.

Here are some good in-depth explanations about Elecraft accessibility from
Ham Radio and Vision. As you read through them, you will learn about a
wonderful standalone accessibility tool called the HamPod.


The HamPod itself is a very useful accessory that can also be ordered for
other radio brands. For example, last week we mentioned the Icom IC-7200,
which has built-in speech frequency announcements but lacks access via
speech to other settings. The HamPod for Icom can add that extra
There is also a version for Kenwood reviewed on Ham Radio and Vision.

73 - Pat


Patrick Tice, M.A. . Handiham Coordinator
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health
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