I received this today:
Dear Fr. Z.,
Do you speak Italian? [yes] I think so, but if no, to save you time you can disregard my message.
I am an American hermit living in the Sibillini Mountains of Amandola, Italy. [Beautiful. I drove through that area once.] I discovered a priest here is a licensed HAM operator (probably the only one… population ~3,000). I shared the information from your blog on Echolink and he is looking into it. He expressed an interest in contacting you via HAM radio.
I have an ulterior motive. It seems to me that the people here are asleep regarding ‘The Coming Storm’ and I suspect that Padre ___ might have an important role.
If such would be possible please know that I am clueless as to how to arrange contact.
May God reward you for all you do!
Blessings and prayers,
Sr. ____, hermit
Some of the folks who read this blog have written about Echolink HERE.
I signed up for Echolink and was approved, by I haven’t done anything with it yet, other than download the app for my phone and get my callsign approved.