Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Exploring FM simplex #ARRL #hamradio #tweko


Are you using FM Simplex?  What frequency or frequencies do you monitor and your location?

Locally, I use 147.51, 146.52, and 446.000 in the scanner.  Traveling, I use 146.52 mostly but monitor the APRS alert (144.39 with 100 PL tone).


http://kd0tls.blogspot.in/2015/03/exploring-fm-simplex.html?m=1

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Are you ready for Winter Weather?

Learn the Signs of Hypothermia

Picture of snowy landscape
Winter is just around the corner, and it’s time to think about cold weather safety; specifically hypothermia. Hypothermia is a dangerous drop in body temperature, usually caused by prolonged exposure to cold temperatures.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hypothermia is particularly dangerous because a person may not know it’s happening. Some signs of hypothermia include shivering, exhaustion, and slurred speech.

The CDC offers tips for helping someone who may be experiencing hypothermia, including:
  • Get the victim into a warm room or shelter;
  • If the victim has on any wet clothing, remove it;
  • Warm the center of the body first using an electric blanket, if available; and
  • Get medical attention as soon as possible.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Are you on simplex? #ARRL #HamRadio

Are you using FM Simplex?  What frequency or frequencies do you monitor and your location?

Locally, I use 147.51, 146.52, and 446.000 in the scanner.  Traveling, I use 146.52 mostly but occasionally monitor the APRS alert (144.39 with 100 PL tone).


http://kd0tls.blogspot.in/2015/03/exploring-fm-simplex.html?m=1

73

Lloyd, KC5FM

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Social media in Emergencies #SMEM #VOST

Once upon a time, there was a message sent requesting who to call because the sender was "stuck" ... not once but five times in a row.

After determining the sender was safe AND unstuck, a learning experience followed:

Thanks for the message that asked how to get help Saturday.

I was overjoyed that you got out on your own.

I suspect some other traveler helped you.  Immediate friends are always the best.  Have a few in your life to get through these challenges.   :)

I also recommend you look at your auto insurance.  Many companies offer roadside assistance.  I know mine does.  

I also recommend AAA or other plans such as http://amac.us/amac-roadside-assistance/ 

Please remember though that, during a winter storm, the wait time for help from insurance and motor clubs may be LONG.  THAT is why I suggest having some good friends to help you  in times like that.

Again, I am glad you are safe.  

So, motoring reader, what is YOUR plan for being unstuck?


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