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by Appin
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Bath based Distance learning for Advanced Licence
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Bath based Distance learning for Advanced Licence

The highly respected Bath Radio Amateur Training courses are restarting. Anyone who has got the first two licences ( Foundation and Intermediate) should consider doing the advanced with Steve Hartley and his crew. Their results are excellent. They got me through it so they are good. https://badarc.w...
by Appin
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: WHO guidance on masks
Replies: 0
Views: 723

WHO guidance on masks

This is the current WHO guidance on masks. Despite a lot of unfair criticism they do the best they can and this guidance is likely as good as it can be. It is long and technical but covers the uncertainty. They rightly take a slight side swipe at all the talk about aerosols which may or may not be i...
by Appin
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Interesting article on continuing flour shortages.
Replies: 62
Views: 8383

Re: Interesting article on continuing flour shortages.

If you look at the 2009 pandemic flu plans the first people to get any vaccine were to be water and electricity supply workers and food supply workers (including hauliers), Health workers came after ensuring food water and power. There was a BBC article recently on how close to the edge the food ind...
by Appin
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Assessing your risk
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: Assessing your risk

The risk rating is meant for deciding if you could go to work in combination with an occupational health physician assessment so it is only an estimate.

For what its worth I would still avoid people. (Asthmatic children so I am cautious).

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by Appin
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Assessing your risk
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Assessing your risk

Dear all, Not sure if this has already been posted but it is useful. ALAMA is the Association of Local Authority Medical Advisors. They have developed a way looking a an individuals risk of serious Covid. Basically you add or subtract from your age using a list of risk factors such as sex ethnicity ...
by Appin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Strawberries

This is really weird for me. When I was about 8 yrs old we had a mad science teacher who came in periodically to my primary school. One of his lessons was on strawberry growing. His basic point still sticks with me nearly 50 yrs later. Strawberry plants have a natural 3 year cycle. So when runners a...
by Appin
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Home Medical/Brexit Kit list
Replies: 24
Views: 2491

Re: Home Medical/Brexit Kit list

Just a thought on the how far do you go / whats the point in a Pulse oximeter discussion. Even in current times being able to give more information to the amulance service if you call them will help. It is becoming well recognised that some people with Covid have very low oxygen levels but still see...
by Appin
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Home Medical/Brexit Kit list
Replies: 24
Views: 2491

Re: Home Medical/Brexit Kit list

A couple of thoughts Nexium or similar for severe indigestion. Available over the counter in Asda. Much more effective than simple antacids If you have the cash and I agree not cheap a pulse oximeter which gives a measure of the bloods saturation with oxygen. They are now used outinely to assess how...
by Appin
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Feuerhand 276
Replies: 10
Views: 1278

Re: Feuerhand 276

These people do Lamps including Feuerhand thye also do the replacement parts.

http://www.hurricanelamps.co.uk/elitehurricanelamps.htm

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by Appin
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course
Replies: 51
Views: 9446

Re: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course

For those thinking about doing the Intermediate Licence don't worry it is a bit harder than the Foundation but not too bad.I did physics both a "O" level and "A" level. Intermediate does not need even O level type skills.( GCSE for youngsters) The Advanced / Full licence is abeat and is stretched an...