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Which Canadian Nautical chart, published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service, defines symbols, abbreviations and terms used on nautical charts?

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Which Canadian Nautical chart, published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service, defines symbols, abbreviations and terms used on nautical charts?

 

Where's dex4?

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Which Canadian Nautical chart, published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service, defines symbols, abbreviations and terms used on nautical charts?

 

Got it somewhere but no idea where so I'm guessing that it's Chart #1

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Chart #1 is the correct answer! Well done Hard Oiler.

Over to you :)

 

That was a good guess :ph34r: .

 

Here's a GPSr one. If you take your GPSr to Europe and get a WAAS enabled reading what is the name of the system that you are getting your "WAAS" signal from.

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Chart #1 is the correct answer! Well done Hard Oiler.

Over to you :rolleyes:

 

That was a good guess :laughing: .

 

Here's a GPSr one. If you take your GPSr to Europe and get a WAAS enabled reading what is the name of the system that you are getting your "WAAS" signal from.

 

If memory serves me correct, isn't that EGNOS?

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If memory serves me correct, isn't that EGNOS?

 

NP your memory is working well EGNOS it is. I would also have accepted "European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service" :P . And it does appear to be working well. I was consistently getting an EGNOS signal and a 2 metre accuracy last time I was in Europe. Not that that helps much as many of the hides were pre EGNOS.

 

Over to you

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If memory serves me correct, isn't that EGNOS?

 

NP your memory is working well EGNOS it is. I would also have accepted "European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service" :P . And it does appear to be working well. I was consistently getting an EGNOS signal and a 2 metre accuracy last time I was in Europe. Not that that helps much as many of the hides were pre EGNOS.

 

Over to you

 

Thank you, Hard Oiler!

 

Q: In the 1700's they didn't have GPS units, so they used another device. The device had a lot to do with angles and those shiny things in the night sky.

 

What was this device called?

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Thank you, Hard Oiler!

 

Q: In the 1700's they didn't have GPS units, so they used another device. The device had a lot to do with angles and those shiny things in the night sky.

 

What was this device called?

 

Sextant

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Thank you, Hard Oiler!

 

Q: In the 1700's they didn't have GPS units, so they used another device. The device had a lot to do with angles and those shiny things in the night sky.

 

What was this device called?

 

Sextant

 

That is correct, the Sextant was normally used to measure the angle above the horizon of celestial bodies and replaced the Astrolabe.

 

Your turn :)

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Okay, I snuck back to the computer. (Didn't want it to go another two days.)

 

In March 1996, President Clinton issued a Presidential Decision Directive that included goals for the GPS. One stated goal was to "encourage acceptance and integration of GPS into peaceful civil, commercial and scientific applications worldwide; and to encourage private sector investment in and use of U.S. GPS technologies and services."

 

To achieve this goal, Clinton committed the U.S. to discontinuing intentional degradation of the GPS signal (SA - Selective Availability) by what year?

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Okay, I snuck back to the computer. (Didn't want it to go another two days.)

 

In March 1996, President Clinton issued a Presidential Decision Directive that included goals for the GPS. One stated goal was to "encourage acceptance and integration of GPS into peaceful civil, commercial and scientific applications worldwide; and to encourage private sector investment in and use of U.S. GPS technologies and services."

 

To achieve this goal, Clinton committed the U.S. to discontinuing intentional degradation of the GPS signal (SA - Selective Availability) by what year?

 

I think that was 2000, wasn't it?

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I think that was 2000, wasn't it?

 

No, that was the year they actually did it. I'm looking for the year Clinton said he would do it by in the original 1996 Directive.

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In March 1996, President Clinton issued a Presidential Decision Directive that included goals for the GPS. One stated goal was to "encourage acceptance and integration of GPS into peaceful civil, commercial and scientific applications worldwide; and to encourage private sector investment in and use of U.S. GPS technologies and services."

 

To achieve this goal, Clinton committed the U.S. to discontinuing intentional degradation of the GPS signal (SA - Selective Availability) by what year?

 

2006

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Okay, I snuck back to the computer. (Didn't want it to go another two days.)

 

In March 1996, President Clinton issued a Presidential Decision Directive that included goals for the GPS. One stated goal was to "encourage acceptance and integration of GPS into peaceful civil, commercial and scientific applications worldwide; and to encourage private sector investment in and use of U.S. GPS technologies and services."

 

To achieve this goal, Clinton committed the U.S. to discontinuing intentional degradation of the GPS signal (SA - Selective Availability) by what year?

 

2001?

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Considering the duration of his presidential term, the alignment of the satellites in the sky and the direction of the wind... I'll guess 1999 :laughing: .

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In March 1996, President Clinton issued a Presidential Decision Directive that included goals for the GPS. One stated goal was to "encourage acceptance and integration of GPS into peaceful civil, commercial and scientific applications worldwide; and to encourage private sector investment in and use of U.S. GPS technologies and services."

 

To achieve this goal, Clinton committed the U.S. to discontinuing intentional degradation of the GPS signal (SA - Selective Availability) by what year?

 

2006

 

That is correct. (reference)

 

Over to res2100!

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Next Question:

 

When I started geocaching on November 6, 2002, who had the most finds in Ontario?

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Next Question:

 

When I started geocaching on November 6, 2002, who had the most finds in Ontario?

 

BBoG

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Next Question:

 

When I started geocaching on November 6, 2002, who had the most finds in Ontario?

 

Protest!! Unfair to us westcoasters :anicute:

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Next Question:

 

When I started geocaching on November 6, 2002, who had the most finds in Ontario?

 

BBoG

1701eh is correct, it was Barnie's Band of Gold. And just to make it fair to the rest of Canada, I also think he had the most finds in Canada at the time too, but I can't be 100% certain.

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And here I was dreading it might be somebody out Ottawa way...

 

Next Question:

 

I think most of us are familiar with the first cache in Canada, but who was the first finder of that cache? :lol:

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And here I was dreading it might be somebody out Ottawa way...

 

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I think most of us are familiar with the first cache in Canada, but who was the first finder of that cache? :)

 

Sounds like this could be a trick question. :) Since I had to look it up, I won't answer.

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I think most of us are familiar with the first cache in Canada, but who was the first finder of that cache?

I have it on good authority that it was first found by a small rodent. :)

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I think most of us are familiar with the first cache in Canada, but who was the first finder of that cache?

I have it on good authority that it was first found by a small rodent. :anicute:

 

You sure it wasn't found by an insect first? :rolleyes:

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Next Question:

 

I think most of us are familiar with the first cache in Canada, but who was the first finder of that cache? :anibad:

 

I had to look it up too and it really is a trick question (even tougher would be who was the first finder of any cache in Canada and I seem to remember that someone did once figure that out too)

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I think a hint is in order 1701eh!

 

The answer can be found in the Canadian Forum.

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The cache was put in June 28, 2000 but on the cache page the first name was on October 5, 2000 and was found by rowsell. I don't think that's right. But it's my guess

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And here I was dreading it might be somebody out Ottawa way...

 

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I think most of us are familiar with the first cache in Canada, but who was the first finder of that cache? :laughing:

 

As found in:

 

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...=113613&hl=gc41

 

'It was a long time before someone visited my cache. On October 5, 2000 GCBBA was visited by rowsell and her fiance. They had just bought a GPS that day and came to the cache after work. They had actually tried it the day before without a GPS. She had heard about geocaching on Much Music and thought it was something they could do together.'

 

Well done Fireflyfan!

 

Your turn...

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Which reality show had contestants use a GPS to find their way through the desert? Bonus points if you know the make.

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Which reality show had contestants use a GPS to find their way through the desert? Bonus points if you know the make.

 

The Amazing Race

 

Garmin would be my guess

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Which reality show had contestants use a GPS to find their way through the desert? Bonus points if you know the make.

 

They were using what looked like a Garmin GPSmap 60C last night on Treasure Hunters. Looked like parts of what they drove through in their buses was a desert.

 

But I also recall them using it during one episode of Amazing Race too.

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The Amazing Race

 

Garmin would be my guess

 

Correct - it was the Amazing Race in August of 2004. I think it was a yellow Gekko.

 

Your turn 1701eh

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The Amazing Race

 

Garmin would be my guess

 

Correct - it was the Amazing Race in August of 2004. I think it was a yellow Gekko.

 

Your turn 1701eh

 

Where was the first international WAAS wide area reference station (WRS) installed?

 

Hint: It was in Canada, but I'm looking for the name of the population center.

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Where was the first international WAAS wide area reference station (WRS) installed?

 

Hint: It was in Canada, but I'm looking for the name of the population center.

Gotta be Gander, Nfld.

Everything happens first in Gander.

Everything.

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Where was the first international WAAS wide area reference station (WRS) installed?

 

Hint: It was in Canada, but I'm looking for the name of the population center.

Gotta be Gander, Nfld.

Everything happens first in Gander.

Everything.

 

Well done TrimblesTrek!

 

Your Turn...

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Well done TrimblesTrek!

 

Your Turn...

 

OK,

What is it?

 

4d9a812d-a81d-49a0-a37a-225e3dd84919.jpg

 

:blink:

 

Man that just looks like the candyman went nuts in a stationery store.

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