Information Net for October 1

Health Department Offers Fast Track Flu Shot Clinic

Read by:ED KE4JWS

Flu fight taken to schools

Flu fight taken to schools (Photo credit: Engage for Education)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s never too early to prepare for the flu season, and the Metro Public Health Department is trying to get ahead of it by offering a Fast Track Flu Shot Clinic.

Health officials said they have received their full shipment of flu vaccine and starting Monday through Friday, September 28, they will offer shots in the Lentz Health Center auditorium at 311 23rd Avenue North.

Flu shots will be offered on a walk-in basis throughout the fall and winter. No appointment is necessary.

The flu shot offers the best available protection against influenza, and the Centers for Disease Control recommend shots for anyone over six months old. The clinic will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Shots are $20.00. They accept TennCare and Medicare Part B.

Influenza season typically begins in Nashville in late December or early January.
For more information about flu shots, call 615-340-0411.

On the Air: Last Man Standing Plans Special Event Station

Read by:MARTHA KJ4RIQ

The crew of the hit ABC comedy Last Man Standing is planning a radio event on Sunday, October 28 to kick off the show’s second season. Last Man Standing features Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, KA0XTT. According to Last Man Standing Producer John Amodeo, NN6JA, Mike’s station is back this year with even more gear. In addition, all the antennas that were in the catwalk last year have been relocated to the studio’s roof.

Using special event call sign K6T, the show’s crew will operate on HF, VHF, UHF, D-STAR, EchoLink and IRLP to communicate with fans of the show; 12 members of the Last Man Standing crew are licensed amateurs.

About the PAPA System
The PAPA System is a community of 300+ radio amateurs enjoying the use of twenty-two (22) inter-linked analog and digital D-Star repeaters, providing extensive coverage of the Southern California region and beyond. We have reliable communications from the Mexico border to North of Santa Barbara, and from the Arizona border to “maritime mobile” well out into the Pacific Ocean. Our system also includes access to the Hollywood IRLP Node which can link your radio to thousands of other nodes all over the world!

Read by:RANDY KJ4TFU

Members of the Los Angeles-based PAPA System will assist the crew with running the event. The crew will use several PAPA System repeaters to run analog VHF, UHF and D-STAR communications. They will also be monitoring the Disney Amateur Radio Interconnect repeater system, which has repeaters in New York City (W2ABC), Florida (WD4WDW and WD4WDW-B/D-STAR) and California (KB6AJE), as well as EchoLink capability. A list of frequencies and an operating schedule will be posted on the KA0XTT Facebook page and on Amodeo’s Twitter feed in the next few weeks. A special QSL card will be sent to all hams who contact K6T; hams do not need to send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, nor do they need to send postage or “green stamps.”
Last Man Standing begins its second season on Friday, November 2 at 8/7 Central.

Children and Their Response to Disaster

Read by:RICK N9GRW

Children depend on daily routines. They wake up, eat breakfast, go to school, play with friends. When emergencies or disasters interrupt this routine, many children may become anxious.

In a disaster, they’ll look to you and other adults for help. How you react to an emergency gives them clues on how to act. If you react with alarm, your child may become more scared. They see your fear as proof that the danger is real. If you seem overcome with a sense of loss, your child may feel their losses more strongly.

Read by:NICKI KF4DHK

Children’s fears may also arise from their imagination, and you should take these feelings seriously. A child who feels afraid is afraid. Your words and actions can provide reassurance. When talking with your child, be sure to present a realistic picture that is both honest and manageable.

Feelings of fear are healthy and natural for both adults and children. But as an adult, you need to keep control of the situation. When you’re sure that danger has passed, concentrate on your child’s emotional needs by asking the child what’s uppermost in his or her mind. Having children participate in the family’s recovery activities will help them feel that their life will soon return to “normal.” Your response during this time may have a lasting impact.

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