Welcome to the Blind Hams group.
Please take a moment to review this message. We suggest that you save it for later reference, as it contains important information about this group, how to send messages, how to change your preferences, and a few basic rules of conduct.
This welcome message contains all the information needed to handle your subscription.
The footer at the bottom of every message you receive from Blind-Hams contains links that you can use to manage your subscription. This will help you as well as the List owner and Moderators, because this is a large list and we may not always be
able to immediately handle individual subscription changes.
The Groups.io listserve is a fully-featured service that manages several lists. You can manage your group memberships -- not just the blind-hams list, but any list you belong to that is a groups.io list -- by going to:
There, you can create your user account with a password so you can manage your mail activity, such as going no-mail, getting digests, etc. from any of the groups.io lists you might belong to, including blind-hams.
To log in without a password, click the "Email me a link to log in" button.
Once you enter your email address, you'll immediately be sent an email with a link that will automatically
log you into Groups.io. You will stay logged in for up to 30 days, unless you log out. You can then set a password if you wish, or you can continue to
utilize the Email me a link to log in function to log in when needed.
The main subscription management page for Blind-hams is located at:
This is a list to discuss amateur radio as it concerns blind hams. This list is also for blind hams to ask other related tech questions that may tangentially deal with ham radio, i.e. use of adaptive technology.
This list has been very high with a lot of extra messaging; sometimes over 1400 per month. Therefore, to cut down on traffic, we've instituted two controls:
First, all replies will go to the message sender; we previously allowed replies to go to the group, but have switched back to just going to the sender effective July 19, 2021 by popular request.
The second change is that we are going to limit people to four (4) posts per day; except for new members, because they may have more questions.
If you exceed the daily posting limit, you will lose posting privileges for five days for the first offense; thirty days for a second offense; and permanently thereafter.
To help you stay within the above guidelines, please do not post "me too" or other similar one-line "useless" responses. Remember, this is not a personal chat board, but rather a mass-distribution list!
Also, to reduce traffic, please post any thank-you messages directly to the contributor.
Additionally, it is suggested that you try to group your replies into one message; i.e., rather than replying to each message that may give you a suggestion, combine all your replies into one response.
SUBJECT LINE COMPLIANCE
Sometimes a message thread starts with a clearly defined purpose, but as the discussion develops the subject matter can change. If this happens, you should take the initiative and change the subject line to better reflect the subject matter of the thread.
NEW MEMBER MODERATION
As a reminder, new members of the list are automatically moderated. If you just joined and don't see your message, it is because the owner or list mods haven't had a chance to approve it yet! Be patient, and do not resend a message just because you have not seen it in a couple hours.
Info on how to send messages to the list, subscribing and unsubscribing, are below: