International Air Ambulance Week 2016 This year's International Air Ambulance Week will take place between 17th - 25th September 2016, with the focus on supporting and generating donations for flying medical services around the world. The event covers two weekends, giving amateurs a great chance to get involved and support the event. Whilst Amateur Radio Operators / Stations are encouraged to promote the donation causes, it is requested that any donations generated go to the stations chosen local or national cause. Registration will be mandatory and all stations taking part will be issued a registration number which will be listed on this website. The registered number needs to be quoted by each station regularly. Included in the list alongside each registered station will be a clickable link enabling those wishing to donate, to donate directly to the charity of the service they wish to support. The event is primarily intended to help support public donation funded flying medical services, whether part or entirely donation funded, though not restricted entirely to those. The location of the special event station can be anywhere you choose to set it up – club, home or if you can manage the permissions to do it, a public place. No costs will be involved in registering or taking part and a free series of Awards will be available for those who support the event as detailed below.. An award for having registered and taken part in the event. A Bronze award for having logged a minimum of 5 IAW station. A Silver award for having logged a minimum of 10 IAW station. A Gold award for having logged a minimum of 15 IAW station. Awards for SWL will follow the the above requirements More than one award may claimed. Claims for the awards will need to be made to the IAW’s Award Manager email@example.com)including an excerpt from the log as proof of a valid claim. The event’s date has been set to coincide with the UK’s own funding drive week for its own helicopter ambulance services. Almost all of these, around 30 in number, are entirely public donation funded. The event is intended to commence on the fourth weekend of September annually and is to be run by the same team which operates the well established International Museum Weekends.
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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 lives within the golden hour,
Hello 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 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 whichI also have a interested in Castles, lighthouses,sota,Special Event Stations & various other types of activations,
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.
--------------- THE LONDON AIR AMBULANCE 2013 ---------------
25 YEARS OF THE LONDON AIR AMBULANCE
THE LONDON 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 Londons 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
Royal London Hospital,
Registered Address:7-8 Philpot Lane London EC3M 8AA
Registered charity number 801013
TELEPHONE 0207 220 5470
UK Air Ambulance Charities save countless lives every single day of the year!
** Flying fast and saving lives!Taking the hospital to the field! **
Air Ambulance contact details: Air Ambulance Association
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