Saturday, July 23, 2016

Are You Dehydrated? #OKready #OKstrong


Extreme heat kills more people than hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and lightning combined, according to the National Weather Service. Look out for these four subtle signs of dehydration during a heat wave:

Color of Urine: When your hydration status is good, your urine will be clear to light yellow. The darker the urine, the more dehydrated you are. Drink up when your pee is darker than usual.

The "pinch" test: When your body's cells become depleted of water, the skin loses tension. Test the elasticity of your skin by pinching the back of your hand and hold it for a few seconds. Let go and if the little "tent" stays pinched and takes more than 5 seconds to go back to normal, it's usually a sign of moderate dehydration.

Bad breath: Bad breath should make you think about dehydration during a heat wave. If you don't drink enough water, and you're losing water through sweating, your body can't make enough saliva, meaning your mouth is dry and bacteria grow easily.

Sitting in front of a fan: New evidence has shown that when temperatures rise above 95 F, an electric fan might actually make you even hotter, by blowing hot air on you, making you unable to sweat. And not being able to sweat puts you at greater risk of dehydration and even heat exhaustion. If possible, air-conditioning is the best choice. Cool showers and baths work, too.

If you're experiencing symptoms of dehydration (Increased or constant vomiting for more than a day, fever over 101°F, diarrhea for more than 2 days, weight loss, decreased urine production, confusion, weakness), it's time to seek medical attention.

Use your telemedicine benefit to speak to a doctor about your next treatment steps. With 24/7 access to U.S. based, board-certified physicians, no matter where you are, you can get the help you need right away, including a prescription if needed.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The South Coast Amateur Radio Service Nets Schedule announced #ARRL #hamradio

SCHEDULE NET OVERVIEW
SAT, 1200 Z (FULL NET)
SAT, 1600 Z SSIN
SAT, 2300 Z OPEN RAGCHEW
SUN, 2300 Z OPEN RAGCHEW
THIRD THURSDAY EACH MONTH, 2300 Z (TIN)
1-21 DIGITAL OVERVIEW
2-18 ASK AN ELMER
3-17 COMPUTER SECURITY
4-21 HAARP AND OVER THE HORIZON RADAR
5-12 COASTAL RADAR-HIGH POWER RADAR-WATERFALL DISPLAYS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING 
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO PROGRAMMING FOR THE TIN IN JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST 2016.
THIS TIME IS BEING RESERVED FOR THE SOUTHCARS OUTREACH EXTRA CLASS PREPARATION AND DELIVERY. 
OUTREACH SCHEDULE FOR THE YEAR 2016 (EXTRA COURSE ONLY)
EXTRA: STARTS 7-10-2016 (POOL QUESTIONS CHANGE ON 7-1-2016)
(NOTE ALL CLASSES FALL ON A SUNDAY AND TUESDAY EVENING AT 7 PM EDT)
MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT INFORMATION
Note: Complete user list at: http://voipnet.southcars.com/users.
Detailed Connect Log at: http://voipnet.southcars.com/log.php.
Update Echo link at: http://www.echolink.org.
IRLP http://www.IRLP.net.
Send questions and comments to voip@voipnet.southcars.com.
IRLP connects for this net are through Reflector 9614, EchoLink connects are through *SCARS* node 96140. AllStar ast27404.
SOUTHCARS EXTRA COURSE
JULY 10TH TO AUGUST 16TH
NEW EXAM QUESTIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 1ST 2016
FREE-INFO-REGISTRATION VOIP@VOIPNET.SOUTHCARS.COM
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QUESTION FOR THE DAY
E1C01 (D) [97.3]
What is a remotely controlled station?
A. A station operated away from its regular home location
B. A station controlled by someone other than the licensee
C. A station operating under automatic control
D. A station controlled indirectly through a control link
SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK: (7-4-2016 TO 7-10-2016) (NOTE: SHOWN IN EASTERN TIME)
Saturday, July 9
8:00am
AM CONNECTION - [ KY6V / K6SUN ]
12:00pm
SSIN - [ VO1UKZ / UB3KBP]
7:00pm
Open Ragchew - [ K2HA ]
Sunday, July 10
7:00pm
EXTRA COURSE [ KY6V / K6SUN ]
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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WE NEED YOU TO HELP OUR ORGANIZATION? POSITIONS OPEN. PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL AT VOIP@VOIPNET.SOUTHCARS.COM AND LET’S TALK IT OVER.
The Southcars Outreach Extra course will be starting Sunday evening at 7 PM July 10th. This will be a six week course with two classes per week on Sunday and Tuesday evenings. Registration for the class is open now. If interested in joining us please contact us atVOIP@VOIPNET.SOUTHCARS.COMAdditional information may be found on our website in the Outreach & Training area.
The normally scheduled TIN third Thursday of the month programming is being cancelled for the summer. This program will not be active for the months of June, July and August. This temporary change is being made to support preparation and delivery of our 2016 Southcars Outreach Extra Course.
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From your Southcars support team.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

How many ways can we NOT talk to one another? #ARRL #hamradio

I'm Guilty!

You are not on CW.  I won't come over to voice to talk to you.

You are not on Automatic Packet Reporting System.  I don't check into your net.

You are not on D-Star.  I won't leave Digital Mobile Radio.

You are not on Echolink.  I won't leave Internet Linking Radio Project.

You are not on Twitter.  I  won't leave Google+.

It's a HOBBY.  In fact, it's one of the best hobbies on the Planet.  One of the reasons it's a good hobby is because it is diverse.  You don't have to talk to me.  IF you must, you can send a text message or email, if I am not on your mode.

How many ways can you not talk to someone?

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