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by Appin
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Antennas relocated
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Antennas relocated

Aiming to install an HF band antenna called a W3EDP. In reality it is 25.6m ( 84 ft) long wire draped over the roof with a 5.2 m counterpoise. This will run in the gutter on the opposite side and run into an ATU. The design has been around for decades. If you are trying to conceal a antenna there is...
by Appin
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Reusing masks guidance
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: Reusing masks guidance

In terms of using masks I would agree rotation would be good. The virus does not survive forever on any surface and the survival is probably shorter on "drying" surfaces like cloth or paper. IIRC The advice about parcels is to leave for 72 hours if you can. So if you have a few masks to rotate and c...
by Appin
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Reusing masks guidance
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Reusing masks guidance

There is a website set up by scientists from several universities to bring together all the evidence on reusing masks. Some of it is too high tech for a lone prepper but the guidance is solid. Also they say what not to use. Short version seems to be heat but not too much or you damage the mask. http...
by Appin
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Something to do in lockdown
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Something to do in lockdown

Stuck in the house and looking for something to do.

I am working on my morse code.

There are good on line courses.

by Appin
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: So what have we learnt?
Replies: 71
Views: 4810

Re: So what have we learnt?

I asked my dentist abou tthe temporary repair kits assuming she would be dismissive but she reckoned they were OK and tha the repairs last quite a while.
by Appin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Exercising at Home
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: Exercising at Home

If you really want a blast form the past try 5BX In the 1950's the Canadian airforce realised their pilots were unfit and wanted to do something about it. The plan was in part driven by the fact a Canadian Airforce base in winter ...
by Appin
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Virus Masks
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Virus Masks

I have not been able to confirm this but during the SARS outbreak hospitals ran short of masks and they did recycle masks. If I recall correctly they found that masks could be reused if they were heated to 60 Celsius for a couple of hours. Dry heat was the suggestion. The other thing to remember if ...
by Appin
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Wuhan Corona Virus Information
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Wuhan Corona Virus Information

Dear All, I am putting these links in for anyone who wants to get reliable scientific information or anyone who wants to see the information actually used to make decisions. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but this is the good stuff! The first is to a Youtube video from the Editor of JAMA interv...
by Appin
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Rabbit
Replies: 45
Views: 5220

Re: Rabbit

I can't understand the aversion. My son went on scout camp and was introduced to rabbit and pigeon in a survival cooking event. Rated rabbit as boring but pigeon as delicious. I like pigeon and still remember a very good resturant / hotel many years ago which did superb food offering a starter of " ...
by Appin
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Long distance Walkie Talkies
Replies: 12
Views: 5413

Re: Long distance Walkie Talkies

Radio comms over certain distances are difficult. Most handhelds will effectively be line of sight. Though from a good position that can be quite a distance. If you rely upon repeaters you are also relying upon power supplies. Radio amateurs do have techniques to bridge the gap between lineof sight ...