HELP BRING TED/W6VXP
Help is needed to bring Ted home from a dream
vacation, turned nightmare. While traveling
with his wife
Sheila to celebrate their 34th Anniversary in Rome,
tripped on a
cobblestone path and took a very hard spill. Days
later complications set in while Ted was on board a
ship in the Mediterranean. The cruise line rerouted
the ship to Athens to seek emergency medical care.
has now been in intensive care in Athens, Greece
since October 18th. He has been diagnosed with
Failure. The insurance company will not cover Air
Ambulance transportation costs back to the states.
Requests for help from the USCG, US Military, VA and State
Department have been unsuccessful.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds for
Medevac Services from Faliron Medical Center in
Greece. Ted served 23 years as a Radioman in the
United States Coast Guard, served two tours in
and retired a Chief Warrant Officer. That link is here:
Pictured is a piece of history. Part
of the recently disassembled 500 kHz
distress frequency receiving antenna
that stood in place
and served on watch for over 60 years at the US Coast
Guard Communications Station
Honolulu - NMO.
many generations of US Coast Guard Radiomen this
insulator stood a continuous vigil over many decades
always listening, never failing, and
"Always Ready" to hear and put into motion
Guard lifesaving response across the large expanse
of Pacific Ocean.
Amateur Radio SSB Pre-Net - Saturday 1100 EST/0800
Amateur Radio Primary SSB Net - Saturday 1200 EST/0900
USCG Amateur Radio SSB Post-Net - Saturday 1300 EST/1000
PST 14.327 mHz
USCG CW Operators Assn ZUT Net - Thursday 1130
EST/0830 PST 14.052 mHz