Sit. Rep. #42: Getting Dressed

1- Knots use a simple physics principle that allows knots to work.  FRICTION.  It is that simple. Friction.

2- “Dressing” a knot means that you pull it tight and the knot is tied correctly after pulling it tight.  Check every knot after dressing it to make sure that it is tied correctly.  If using for life safety, check it out before putting your life on the line.

Y- How do you make a hot dog stand at the ballpark?
Z- Steal his seat.

3- Let us cover more First Aid – so here goes.  If someone does not feel good, one of the first things I do is to take someone’s temperature.  And record it and record how it was taken.  (Oral, Temporal, Rectal, Under the arm)
   Take notes on additional signs & symptoms. 

  • Sweating, 
  • Chills or shivering (can’t get warm),
  • Weakness,
  • Muscle Aches,
  • Headaches,
  • Change in appetite (usually loss of appetite),
  • Loss of energy / lethargic,
  • Apathetic,
  • Irritability / grumpy,
  • Dehydration,
  • Unusual skin rash,
  • Hypersensitivity to bright light or sunlight,
  • Mental confusion,
  • Vomiting,
  • Difficulty breathing,
  • Chest pain,
  • Pain while urinating or abdominal pain (esp in the lower right quadrant)
  • Seizures. 
  • Are there any external injuries?  Examine them & record the data. 
  • Does the patient have generalized or specific pain and where is the pain located.  Use the 1 to 10 scale for pain expression.

   Take the temperature at regular intervals and record all the data.

4- How do you treat a fever?  Keep the patient hydrated.  Water &/or sports drink, clear soups.  (I use 1 part sports drink to 3 parts water)  Wait 15-20 mins after drink or food to take the patient’s temperature.  Keep comfortable.  Monitor, monitor, monitor.  No alcohol or caffeine (that includes Coffee, Tea, & Chocolate).  Record all signs & symptoms.  Record all intake & outgoing.  Record all medicines & or drugs taken!  Keep the patient warm.
     I use 103F (39.4C) or seizures as a deciding point to call the Dr. or 911.  Use 101F for children under 6 months.  Use 102F for children under 6 to 24 months.

G- Why didn’t the elephants bring backpacks to camp?
H- They carry everything in their trunk.

5- Ham Radio & Electronics & Electricity:
To convert from kilovolts to volts, you multiply by 1,000. To convert from microvolts to volts, you divide by one million.  To convert from milliwatts to watts, you divide by 1,000.    There are a thousand milliamperes in 1 ampere, so to convert from milliamperes to amperes, you divide by 1,000.

         What is equal to 500 milliwatts?  0.5 watts
         If an ammeter calibrated in amperes is used to measure a 3000-milliampere current,
what reading would it show?   3 amperes


Unsplash photo by Joshua J. Cotten

    I- All the baby ants at the dining hall were confused.
    J- Yeah, Their uncles are all ants.

6- Now that a lot of flowers & trees are blooming; take a look and see if you can ID the 5 parts that are flowering.

The Ants go marching one-by-one,

Dan Romanchik KB6NU, (Ham Radio)  Technician Study Guide


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