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Use of the TYT TH-UVF-1 radio by a blind person

Introduction

The TYT Electronics TH-UVF-1 radio is a nice, and inexpensive, dual band two way handheld radio with a cool feature not found in many other Ham radios. It can talk. I know that radios talk if set to the right frequency, but this radio also can read the menus and the keys that are pressed, making it a good radio for blind people. It will not read everything, but with a few tricks it is almost completely accessible.

Physical Description

In this section I will describe the radio in terms that are not listed when you look for specifications of the unit in websites like Amazon. For a detailed description, look for th-uvf-1 in Google.

In terms of size, this unit fits nicely in the palm of your hand. In the left side of the unit you have the PTT button near the top. Below the PTT button you have the Monitor button, followed by the Call button. On top of the radio you find the Power / Volume knob in the right side, and the antenna on the left side. On the right side of the radio you can find the jacks for a speaker and a microphone. … Leer más...