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by korolev
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: amazing head torch
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: amazing head torch

Did you get it free in exchange for advertising/reviewing it ? 18000 lumens seems a heck of a lot and looking at it it doesn't seem to have any form of heat dissipation so I'd expect it to burn out quite quickly. Also, £18 is far to cheap for something so bright; a cree led of that brightness will c...
by korolev
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Bursitis of the knee
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Bursitis of the knee

I've had bursitis in the hip three times and each time I had a steroid injection. The first time it made no difference and the problem cleared up in a few weeks, the second time it hurt like hell over the weekend but was gone by monday and the third time there was no pain from the injection and it c...
by korolev
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Courgette poisoning
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Courgette poisoning

Mrs K was telling me about this the other day, something to do with cross-pollination with squash.

Personally I'm not fond of courgettes anyway so this is a good reason not to bother with them.
by korolev
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Improvised Faraday Cage...?
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: Improvised Faraday Cage...?

Get a 1 metre length of copper pipe or similar. Hammer it two thirds into the ground. Run a nice thick cable from it to a metal tin (biscuit tins are good, not least because you have to eat the biscuits) . To ensure it is properly connected rub sand the paint off a small area, drill a hole and affix...
by korolev
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Insect bites
Replies: 15
Views: 1078

Re: Insect bites

I was told tequila repels mosquitos. Wifey and I had a bottle of it in Corfu to see. Insect bites were the least of our worries the next day...
by korolev
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Insect bites
Replies: 15
Views: 1078

Re: Insect bites

I suffer terribly with mozzie bites on holiday. Use a insect repellant with a high Deet concentration. It'll feel like you've been tear-gassed by the riot police but it works. Also take anti-histamines, most people get bitten but some react worse than others (people who say "I never get bitten" do g...
by korolev
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Anybody know about RATS?
Replies: 48
Views: 4275

Re: Anybody know about RATS?

Just discovered we have a rat (or more likely some rats) living under the decking out the back. Fortunately it's below the floor level of the ground floor and there's no air bricks (solid floor down there) so they shouldn't get in the house/walls. I have got some poison from screwfix and put it unde...
by korolev
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Prexit prepping post covid
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Prexit prepping post covid

A big difference could be that during the panic buying of March/April the supply lines were still open so the supermarkets could fill their shelves. A lot of these goods come from the EU so if there's a no-deal Brexit and there's interruption to the supply lines, the panic buying will set in again b...
by korolev
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course
Replies: 51
Views: 5772

Re: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course

Dunno about doing the intermediate/full; I think I'll see how it goes for now. I've been listening on my little handheld Baofeng and I don't hear a lot (and location-wise I am in a decent elevated position with line of sight over the Sussex Weald and to a couple of repeaters). Gonna put a proper ant...
by korolev
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course
Replies: 51
Views: 5772

Re: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course

Did the online exam last week, passed with 25 out of 26, and have just registered with Ofcom and have my M7 call sign.

Now to start looking for something a bit better than my Baofeng handheld...