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Updated  November 17, 218  1241 CST

 

                                       

                                              
HELP BRING TED/W6VXP HOME!!


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, Ted Davis/W6VXP
ZUT11 CWO USCG (ret) tripped on a
cobblestone path and took a very hard spill. Days later complications set in while Ted was on board a cruise
ship in the Mediterranean. The cruise line rerouted the ship to Athens to seek emergency medical care. He
has now been in intensive care in Athens, Greece since October 18th. He has been diagnosed with Respiratory
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 Athens,
Greece. Ted served 23 years as a Radioman in the United States Coast Guard, served two tours in Vietnam,
and retired a Chief Warrant Officer. 
That link is here: https://www.gofundme.com/help-bring-ted-home
 



 

                               
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. Together with many generations of US Coast Guard Radiomen this feed point
insulator stood a continuous vigil over many decades always listening, never failing, and
"Always Ready" to hear and put into motion a Coast Guard lifesaving response across the large expanse
of Pacific Ocean.

 



USCG Amateur Radio SSB Pre-Net - Saturday 1100 EST/0800 PST 14.327 mHz
USCG Amateur Radio Primary SSB Net - Saturday 1200 EST/0900 PST 14.300 mHz
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





        



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