Blind Radio operator Terry Robinson, a 68 year old pensioner from Glasgow is marking the 150th anniversary of the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) using the special event callsign GR150NIB.
Terry has been a radio enthusiast since childhood, and hasn’t allowed his blindness to stop him pursuing his love of communicating over the airwaves. The pensioner’s main interest is to contact others using special call signs, and he has already logged more than 2,000 contacts.
His passion for all things technical provided the oppotunity to be introduced to Amateur Radio at school, and he quickly gained his full licence in 1967 and started making contacts in America.
The RNIB, founded in 1868, has improved the lives of countless blind Scots.