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Okay, I thought I'd give this a try here due to the success elsewhere. :(

 

Welcome to the Geocaching Arms Pub Trivia Night! Order yourself a draft and make yourself comfortable in our non-smoking environment. :(

 

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Here's how it works. I'll ask a question and the person whom answers correctly will ask the next question and when that's answered correctly will in turn post another question etc. To keep it within topic I suggest the questions fall into one or more of these loose categories:

 

- Geocaching

- Navigation

- Geomatics/graphy/physics etc

- The Canadian hiking experience

- Cycling, Canoeing, Kayaking or any other means of arriving at a cache.

- Camping

 

No cheating now, that includes Googling for the answers!

 

Here's the first question:

 

Q: How many satellites does a GPS need to "hear" to establish Lat, Lon & Elevation?

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Okay, I thought I'd give this a try here due to the success elsewhere. :)

 

Welcome to the Geocaching Arms Pub Trivia Night! Order yourself a draft and make yourself comfortable in our non-smoking environment. :D

 

5d29c2e1-aa48-4a55-afa5-763d3e12414f.jpg

 

Here's how it works. I'll ask a question and the person whom answers correctly will ask the next question and when that's answered correctly will in turn post another question etc. To keep it within topic I suggest the questions fall into one or more of these loose categories:

 

- Geocaching

- Navigation

- Geomatics/graphy/physics etc

- The Canadian hiking experience

- Cycling, Canoeing, Kayaking or any other means of arriving at a cache.

- Camping

 

No cheating now, that includes Googling for the answers!

 

Here's the first question:

 

Q: How many satellites does a GPS need to "hear" to establish Lat, Lon & Elevation?

 

I'll say you need 3 to "tri" angulate your location on this planet.

 

And yes..the moon is made of cheese !

 

:(:(:(

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Drum roll please....the winner is Keith!

 

Think up a question and let's keep it moving! :(

Edited by Couparangus

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Correct answer. Your turn now.

 

Q: What is the GPS L1 carrier frequency?

'tis pretty quiet around here...

Is this something someone would 'know' without cheating (googling it)?? Hoelee Carp! :laughing: .

Would the frequency specialist on the forum please step up to the podium?!

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The GPS L1 Carrier Frequency is 1575.42MHz according to GPS Overview

 

Fun game..

 

:) The Blue Quasar

 

It would be your turn to ask a question now, and please try to make it a question people can answer without looking it up, since that is one of the rules of the game.

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The GPS L1 Carrier Frequency is 1575.42MHz according to GPS Overview

 

Fun game..

 

:) The Blue Quasar

 

That is correct sir, I pass the gauntlet to you now to ask your question.

 

- northernpenguin

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I must apologize.. I didn't see the "You aren't supposed to GOOGLE" aspect. I talked to Northern Penguin today, and he said for me to go ahead with the question anyway.

 

So my question is - "Within 1 mile, what is the distance between lines of Latitude?"

 

<_< The Blue Quasar

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Oh sure... make me learn the conversion LOL.

 

And as one of my secret pals pointed out, I should have said "Full Degrees"

 

I gotta pop out, will check when I get home, and let you know Landsharkz

 

:anitongue: The Blue Quasar

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Landsharkz has the correct answer

 

60 Nautical Miles is equal to 69.2 Statuate Miles... which is the distance between full degrees of Latitude

 

Landsharkz... your turn

 

:anitongue: The Blue Quasar

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Thanks Blue Quasar!

 

So everyone... how many degrees of longtitude are there in a standard North American UTM zone?

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Thanks Blue Quasar!

 

So everyone... how many degrees of longtitude are there in a standard North American UTM zone?

 

6°?

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Hard Oiler has the correct answer! Well Done <_<

 

Over to you Hard Oiler....

 

Thanks - OK here's an easy one:

 

Who created the first loggable geocoin?

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Hard Oiler has the correct answer! Well Done <_<

 

Over to you Hard Oiler....

 

Thanks - OK here's an easy one:

 

Who created the first loggable geocoin?

 

I'd better get this one right -- I've got two of them in my collection! Moun10Bike....

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Right - and I'm jealous 'cos I've only got one. Over to Half-Canadian.

 

Thanks... This one shouldn't be too difficult, either!

 

Which province or territory currently has the fewest active geocaches?

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Would that be Nunavut?

 

We've got a winner! Nunavut has 8 geocaches, next is NWT with 31.

 

Back to Landsharkz...

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arggg, keep reading thread between questions. gonna check more often now.

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arggg, keep reading thread between questions. gonna check more often now.

Same here! :anibad:

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That was a bit of a guess on NAD27. :anibad:

 

Here's the next question:

 

Q: What is the nautical term for how low a boat sits in the water?

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How is that a geocaching question? I'll bet C-A is plulling a fast one here.

 

Unless Keith's answer refers to what was consumed at Quark's.... or maybe that's "draught" :blink:

 

 

That was a bit of a guess on NAD27. :P

 

Here's the next question:

 

Q: What is the nautical term for how low a boat sits in the water?

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How is that a geocaching question? I'll bet C-A is plulling a fast one here.

Well, since C-A started this topic and outlined the rules in the first post:

 

To keep it within topic I suggest the questions fall into one or more of these loose categories:

 

- Geocaching

- Navigation

- Geomatics/graphy/physics etc

- The Canadian hiking experience

- Cycling, Canoeing, Kayaking or any other means of arriving at a cache.

- Camping

I think he's allowed to pull whatever he wants... Though we'll see how "fast" he really is on the bike Sunday!

 

TOMTEC

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To keep it within topic I suggest the questions fall into one or more of these loose categories:

 

- Geocaching

- Navigation

- Geomatics/graphy/physics etc

- The Canadian hiking experience

- Cycling, Canoeing, Kayaking or any other means of arriving at a cache.

- Camping

C-A is covering lots of his topics with the low boat question! I know here on the west coast we arrive at geocaches by sailboat, during which time we navigate, perform geography calculations, hike at our destination,

camp, etc.

Draft (Keith's answer) is the depth of the lowest part of the boat which is under the waterline. We talk in sailing circles about how much water we 'draw' and we include that protrusion from the bottom of the hull called the keel! Knowing how low you sit in the water sure helps when you're anchoring to get ashore to a cache! Our kayaks have very little draft.

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OK!

 

So here we are, all waiting for C-A to tell us if Keith got the right answer, I guess!

 

CQ, Andy!

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When driving a car to a cache, if you let go of the steering wheel, you will notice, on a properly maintained car, that the wheels will tend to straiten out on their own. What is the technical term for this behavior?

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let's see, you are speeding along (probably all excited to try and get FTF and most probably off-road) and you let go of your steering wheel for fun....

 

I say the correct term for this behaviour is : Death Wish.

 

:laughing:

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When driving a car to a cache, if you let go of the steering wheel, you will notice, on a properly maintained car, that the wheels will tend to straiten out on their own. What is the technical term for this behavior?

 

I don't know if there is a technical car term for this, but the technical physics term would be gyroscopic effect...

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I say the correct term for this behaviour is : Death Wish.

I'd say the Legal term for this behaviour is Reckless Driving and it carries a hefty fine. Though I do believe Keith was referring to the behaviour of the Wheels and not the Driver. :D In that case, Track would be a term that would describe this behaviour.

 

TOMTEC

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The term for the wheel adjustment position that causes this is “caster”. It is the caster that causes the car to go straight. Don't know if this is what you are looking for or not... do we lose a point too if it's wrong??

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