Amateur radio has been one of my great interests for years but since my cerebellum brain bleed in Sept 2013 I have had a very poor speaking voice and this has been a real handicap. Speaking at all takes real effort and I feel breathless.
Although I (just about) get onto the East Cambs 2m FM amateur radio net most
Mondays for about 20 minutes and I get on for about 1 hour
in the 2m and 70cm legs of the RSGB's Tuesday evening contests, I
find using my voice hard work, so I avoid talking on the radio too much