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by Arzosah
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course
Replies: 51
Views: 4153

Re: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course

Absolutely just delaying - I have the new foundation book, I have the little baofeng, its all good. As for my laptop - it has a new fan, it had an internal clean last year, I try to keep it cool by perching it on a couple of sticks of cork, instead of flat on the table, so it has airflow underneath....
by Arzosah
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course
Replies: 51
Views: 4153

Re: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course

I confess, I've "resigned" from this course; the stress of learning stuff thats really hard for me, on a computer that switches itself off every half hour, during a global pandemic lockdown, just didn't work for me - I have plenty of preppist stuff I can do without struggling so hard. When I've got...
by Arzosah
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course
Replies: 51
Views: 4153

Re: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course

Like any aspect of prepping, we need to enjoy our journey it's not a race but a lifestyle that builds up over time. I do have to say I think the training and books relating to amatuer radio are very very poor! They are all written in the dullest and dryest manner possible. When I was studying for m...
by Arzosah
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course
Replies: 51
Views: 4153

Re: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course

I confess, I've "resigned" from this course; the stress of learning stuff thats really hard for me, on a computer that switches itself off every half hour, during a global pandemic lockdown, just didn't work for me - I have plenty of preppist stuff I can do without struggling so hard. When I've got ...
by Arzosah
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 554
Views: 37974

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Organising my medical supplies - and writing a list. Bit of a question: things like surgical spirit, witch hazel, they have expiry dates on the bottles. Some things have "use by", most are "best before" - anybody know anything about that? Just like food Arzosah. Use by is just that. After that date...
by Arzosah
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Reusing masks guidance
Replies: 12
Views: 1359

Re: Reusing masks guidance

preppergb wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:14 pm
As far as I understand it proving the elastic straps, mouth seals and exhaust valves are not perished or decayed they should be fine.
I wondered if that was mostly what expiry of "generalist" type masks was about, thanks for that.
by Arzosah
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 554
Views: 37974

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Organising my medical supplies - and writing a list. Bit of a question: things like surgical spirit, witch hazel, they have expiry dates on the bottles. Some things have "use by", most are "best before" - anybody know anything about that?
by Arzosah
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Apologies
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: Apologies

Welcome back! I don't think any of us are truly decrepid :mrgreen: in the same way that Captain Tom isn't decrepit, even though he's 100 years old in a fortnight and needs a walker :) The mind is active! Good to hear you got a good pension, mbbaltic - at present, as you say :shock: its a good waypoi...
by Arzosah
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: hello from wales
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: hello from wales

I think you're in the right place, Rusty - New Members Start Here, thats the one. The mods are pretty stretched right now, a lot of new members, and I'm guessing there's a lot of posts they're having to moderate behind the scenes. These boards are a good space, and to a large extent its the work the...
by Arzosah
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Reusing masks guidance
Replies: 12
Views: 1359

Re: Reusing masks guidance

Great find, Appin, thank you.