The 19th Barking and Dagenham Scout Group is over 80 years old! It has a long and illustrious history serving the local community since 1932 and has been keeping youngsters occupied learning life skills and making friends throughout.
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Greetings, thanks you for viewing my biography. You may have worked me either on of my 2 callsigns, these are:- M3HEM (Class B) and M0HEM (Class A) to make people more aware of this wonderfull service as this is a service has been around for over 15 years now this has a vital role in which this service saves live within the golden hour,that why i choose the callsigns to make people more aware of this wonderfull service.my name is John i was interested in cb radio in 1989 and then i got fed up with that because of the swearing and music playing,sold all the cb gear and took the rae in 1995 and became G7UYT in late 1995 i never done 2metre only a few repeaters in the local area more interested and was an SWL for about 16yrs.I have varied interests in Amateur Radio my main one is the Worked All Britain Awards(WAB)I also have an interest in Worked All Ireland which goes hand in hand with WAB.Other interests are Lighthouses,finally Im also a very keen award chaser
THE FINAL COURTESY OF A QSO IS A QSL ! If there's one adagio I stick to: this one is it. To me, there's is no excuse for any ham not to confirm a first band/mode slot with a QSL card, whether that be a "standard" or a contest QSO.
The vast majority of my QSLing is done via the QSL bureau which - whatever some may pretend - does a marvelous job. As most IARU societies run QSL bureaus, this service is available to most hams. Membership to one's national IARU society is something that goes without saying.
Please feel free to use my above indicated address if you want a QSL direct, SAE & current IRC are appreciated. Correct SWL reports welcomed.
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HELICOPTER EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE LAA
(London's Air Ambulance) operates an MD902 Explorer twin engined helicopter, which replaced an SA 365N Dauphin in October 2000. The original Dauphin, registration G-HEMS, completed some 37,500 take offs and landings, becoming a well know site around London, during its 12 years of operation. The MD902 Explorer, with its distinctive Virgin Logo and red paint scheme is based on the rooftop helipad on The Royal London Hospital during the hours of operation and is ready to respond within minutes to any accident or incident within the operational area, taking the Hospital to the Patient, with a crew of 2 pilots, a Doctor and Paramedic. MD902 Facts: Reg: G-EHMS Hull No: 68 Max All Up Weight: 6250 lbs Engines: 2 Pratt and Whitney 206e Top Speed: 140 kts Certified: Single Pilot IFR Mission Ready Endurance: 1 hour from the helipad.(130 miles)
HEMS was started in 1989 and has flown more than 11,00 missions.Based at the royal London hospital whitechapel,it serves more than ten millon people within the M25.Since 1997 the aircraft has been provide by virgin,which also administers the charity free of charge.Operational costs are met by NHS.HEMS is the only air ambulance in the uk that routinely carries a senior doctor on all missions.The team of two pilots,doctor and a paramedic have followed a well-rehearsed rountine that scrambles the helicopter just in two minutes after receiving the call from the London Ambulance.they can reach any part of the London inside the M25 with ten minutes.The combination of speed,expertise and equipment allow the team to reach an accident and administers life saving treatment on the spot.The helicopter can take the patient to the right hospital for their injuries."The uniqueness of HEMS is that it takes the hospital to the patients side.within average flying time of four minutes,it means patients are receiving expert medical care often within ten minutes of the accident itself.for those with multiple injuries this is vital,"says DR Gareth Davis,consultant in A&E and pre hospital care.The service plans many improvement such as extented flying hours and a new state-of-the-helicopter.other items include:A second aircraft for extended hours of operation.New equipment for a second medical team. Monitiors, radio and phones."THE Royal London Hospital has been equipped as one of the most advanced trauma centres in the uk.The London's Air Ambulance team have been involved in all major incidents over the past few years, including the train crashes at Cannon Street, Southall and Paddington, the Soho bomb, and on July 7th 2005, the terrorist attacks on London's transport system when some 26 missions were carried out using the helicopter plus the constant deployment of the rapid response cars to deliver medical care and supplies to the scenes of the incidents. On that day 208 people were treated at the Royal London Hospital.
During 2008 London’s Air Ambulance undertook a total of 1771 missions, up from 1 401 in 2007. The crews attended the following emergency incidents: • 687 road traffic accidents. • 381 falls from height. • 291 stabbings. • 87 shootings. • 38 hanging or strangulation incidents. • 12 sports-related and animal-related incidents.
The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services(HEMS)which is dedicated to injured patients is supported by the HEMS charity,Any support you can give would be gratefully received".Please make cheques payable to Virgin HEMS(LONDON)Ltd, Royal London Hospital,Whitechapel Road, London,E1 1BB.
For any enquires please email christine.margetts@ bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk or you can call me on 0207 943 1302 or 0207 247 6722 Registered charity number 801013 Registered Address:120 Campden Hill Road London W8 7AR.
ESSEX AIR AMBULANCE
Since July 1999 the aircraft has been in service 7 days a week in daylight hour. Currently based at Boreham Airfield, near Chelmsford Essex Air Ambulance has flown over 9,000 missions since its launch. The current aircraft can take off within 2 minutes of an emergency call being received at the airbase.Deployed on average 3-5 times per day. The current Air Ambulance: Eurocopter EC 135 T2 The current model was launched in May 2003.Flies at around 150 miles per hour (138 knots). The helicopter is able to reach the farthest point in Essex in approx 15 minutes. The maximum flying time to the nearest hospital from anywhere is Essex is 8 minutes. Saving vital minutes when conveying emergency patients. Normal flight height is around 1,000 feet but the helicopter may fly as low as 500 feet on a mission. The helicopter carries full life-support medical equipment, including space to hold an incubator - and is able to carry up to 2 patients at any one time – 1 on stretcher,1 sitting. The aircraft always carries 1 pilot and 2 medically trained personnel. All of the crew are Civil Aviation Authority trained in navigation and take off and landing procedures. They are also trained HEMS members and hold Flt Medical Attendants Certificate. Patients can be loaded into the helicopter by both the side and rear doors. The aircraft has space to carry a Doctor or patient’s relative if necessary (particularly important if the patient is a child). The previous Air Ambulances did not have room for a patient’s relative or carer.The helicopter has the ability to access remote parts of Essex quickly. It is not affected by high tides or traffic congestion on our roads and country lanes. The helicopter can also reach areas inaccessible to land vehicles including woods, beaches, docks and golf courses.
The current Air Ambulance is a Eurocopter EC 135 T2. The helicopter is powered by 2 Arrius gas turbine engines and can take off within 2 minutes of an emergency call being received at Boreham airbase. Flying at around 150 miles per hour it is able to reach the farthest point in Essex in approx 15 minutes. The maximum flying time to the nearest hospital from anywhere is Essex is 8 minutes, saving vital minutes when conveying emergency patients.
The Eurocopter carries full life-support medical equipment, including space to hold an incubator - and is able to carry up to 2 patients at any one time – 1 on stretcher, 1 sitting. The aircraft has space to carry a Doctor or patient’s relative if necessary (particularly important if the patient is a child). The previous Air Ambulances did not have room for a patient’s relative or carer. If you would like to make a donation by post please send a cheque or postal order to the following address:
Essex Air Ambulance The Business Centre Earls Colne Business Park Earls Colne Colchester CO6 2NS
Please make cheques payable to Essex Air Ambulance. By phone: 0845 2417 690 By Fax: 01787 224267 Registered Charity No: 1108989
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