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It's those thing-a-majigs and do-hickies protruding out of the outside of a satellite that sends the signals down to earth to our GPS receivers.

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It's those thing-a-majigs and do-hickies protruding out of the outside of a satellite that sends the signals down to earth to our GPS receivers.

So, I was right.. it's a sending antenna! :)

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It's those thing-a-majigs and do-hickies protruding out of the outside of a satellite that sends the signals down to earth to our GPS receivers.

Jeez... tough to pick between an "antenna" and "those thing-a-majigs"

 

I'll go with the "thing-a-majigs" since there are more than one.

 

It is, in fact the antennae array on a new Lockheed Martin Global Positioning Satellite IIRM

 

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Go ahead "doo-hickie" -er Res!

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Well done TrimblesTrek!

 

Your Turn...

 

OK,

What is it?

 

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:)

 

It's what the inside of GCTZZF looks like when opened properly. Just adjust it the right amount now and you'll know the coordinates to the final!

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To continue on with the picture theme...what model of GPS is pictured below...

 

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To continue on with the picture theme...what model of GPS is pictured below...

 

Explorist XL.

 

dave

 

Yup, I'll bet you're correct on that one.

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To continue on with the picture theme...what model of GPS is pictured below...

 

Explorist XL.

 

dave

 

Correct...your turn.

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What range of latitudes do the orbits of GPS satellites travel through?

 

I'll take a stab at it... 160 degrees?

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Based on what my satellite screen looks like and a vague memory my guess would be that they range between 55 North and 55 South for a total range of 110. Mind you if true my GPSr wouldn't be very accurate at the poles :anicute: .

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Based on what my satellite screen looks like and a vague memory my guess would be that they range between 55 North and 55 South for a total range of 110. Mind you if true my GPSr wouldn't be very accurate at the poles :lol: .

 

That is correct. You're up.

 

dave

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That is correct. You're up.

 

dave

 

Amazing! Here's one for the map readers. If you see the following symbol on a Canadian topo map what would you expect to see at the location?

 

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That is correct. You're up.

 

dave

 

Amazing! Here's one for the map readers. If you see the following symbol on a Canadian topo map what would you expect to see at the location?

 

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I'm not sure, but I'd imagine it's a lock for boats. At least it's shaped like the ones at Fenelon Falls.

 

- northernpenguin

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I'm not sure, but I'd imagine it's a lock for boats. At least it's shaped like the ones at Fenelon Falls.

 

- northernpenguin

 

You're absolutely right :D

 

Your turn NP

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Where you be at, NP? You have 24 hours and then I'm going to ask the next question. :P

 

Ok ok ok. Field Day is finally over.

 

Q: According to the rules set out in 1967 - what type of Atom is used to define the International System unit of time (SI)? This is very helpful for those "Atomic Clocks" that the GPS system relies on....

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Sesium? <sp?>

He he, you mean Cesium... Sesium is the element that causes seizures :P

 

TOMTEC

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Sesium? <sp?>

 

Yup! I'll give it to you. Cesium it is.

 

Here's the technobabble:

 

"a second was defined as the duration of 9,192,631,770 cycles of microwave light absorbed or emitted by the hyperfine transition of cesium-133 atoms in their ground state undisturbed by external fields."

 

Over to you C-A..... you still get to make good on your threat to post the next question after all :P

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I apoligize fer my bad speling! <_<

 

Here's a question about the true originator of Geocaching, and some would argue the reason for pasta in Italy, Marco Polo. :ph34r:

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Q: What is the phrase he allegedly uttered on his death bed?

 

(I'll accept anything that's close or in the same spirit)

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I apoligize fer my bad speling! :ph34r:

 

Here's a question about the true originator of Geocaching, and some would argue the reason for pasta in Italy, Marco Polo. ;)

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Q: What is the phrase he allegedly uttered on his death bed?

 

(I'll accept anything that's close or in the same spirit)

 

Don't let them play silly games with my name... :ph34r:

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my high school history is blurry but was it

I didn't tell you half of what I saw

To complete what he said: "..Because you wouldn't believe me anyways!"

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I liked Keith's and Tony's answers, but unfortunately they were both incorrect. However, Dragonflys got it right! You're up!

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I got a good laugh form theit answers too...

 

Next question: What is the name of a place where people can pass items or information without have to meet each other?

 

I liked Keith's and Tony's answers, but unfortunately they were both incorrect. However, Dragonflys got it right! You're up!

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I got a good laugh form theit answers too...

 

Next question: What is the name of a place where people can pass items or information without have to meet each other?

 

A geocache?

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I got a good laugh form theit answers too...

 

Next question: What is the name of a place where people can pass items or information without have to meet each other?

 

I liked Keith's and Tony's answers, but unfortunately they were both incorrect. However, Dragonflys got it right! You're up!

 

A 'drop'

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I got a good laugh form theit answers too...

 

Next question: What is the name of a place where people can pass items or information without have to meet each other?

 

 

Post Office?

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I got a good laugh form theit answers too...

 

Next question: What is the name of a place where people can pass items or information without have to meet each other?

 

 

Post Office?

 

Town Gossip!!!

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I got a good laugh form theit answers too...

 

Next question: What is the name of a place where people can pass items or information without have to meet each other?

A dead drop box.... I remember this from my days as an international spy.

 

This is different from a drop dead box, more commonly known as a coffin.

 

:ph34r:

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right on TT, still in use today Russian accused British of using this in January. Over to TT

 

I got a good laugh form theit answers too...

 

Next question: What is the name of a place where people can pass items or information without have to meet each other?

A dead drop box.... I remember this from my days as an international spy.

 

This is different from a drop dead box, more commonly known as a coffin.

 

:ph34r:

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right on TT, still in use today Russian accused British of using this in January. Over to TT

Sloppy Seconds...

 

Neil Armstrong was the first to walk on the moon. Who was the second?

Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic. Who was the second?

Adolf Hitler was the first fuehrer of the Third Reich. Who was the second?

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Neil Armstrong was the first to walk on the moon. Who was the second?

This is a trick question. Nobody has ever walked on the moon, its a conspiracy!

(and besides, the moon is made of cheese as evidenced by the holes in it)

 

Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic. Who was the second?

Some guy in blue tights with the letter "S" on the front of them.

 

Adolf Hitler was the first fuehrer of the Third Reich. Who was the second?

Who's on first?

 

Did I win? Did I, did I?? :)

 

Hey, wait a minute. What do these have to do with the posted topics? Hmmm....

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Hey, wait a minute. What do these have to do with the posted topics? Hmmm....

Well, Armstrong and Lindberg both flew, so there was some technology used..OK, maybe the only technology for Armstrong was Hollywood special effect. Hitler? I dunno...maybe we'd have been rid of him sooner if we plopped a GPS bug on his jeep!

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Sloppy Seconds...

 

Neil Armstrong was the first to walk on the moon. Who was the second?

Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic. Who was the second?

Adolf Hitler was the first fuehrer of the Third Reich. Who was the second?

 

Buzz Aldrin (I had to ask my wife)

No Clue...I will guess Charles Lindbergh again.

The blonde guy who signed Germany's surrender after Hitler offed himself.

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Sloppy Seconds...

 

Neil Armstrong was the first to walk on the moon. Who was the second?

Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic. Who was the second?

Adolf Hitler was the first fuehrer of the Third Reich. Who was the second?

 

Buzz Aldrin (I had to ask my wife)

No Clue...I will guess Charles Lindbergh again.

The blonde guy who signed Germany's surrender after Hitler offed himself.

 

Drumroll...

# 1 correct

# 2 Nope... I think he was too scared to do it again

# 3 Blonde guy... nice try!

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right on TT, still in use today Russian accused British of using this in January. Over to TT

Sloppy Seconds...

 

Neil Armstrong was the first to walk on the moon. Who was the second?

Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic. Who was the second?

Adolf Hitler was the first fuehrer of the Third Reich. Who was the second?

1 - Buzz Aldrin

2 - Felix Waitkus

3 - Karl Dönitz

 

I admit, I had to look 'em up! :wub:

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Drumroll...

# 1 correct

# 2 Nope... I think he was too scared to do it again

# 3 Blonde guy... nice try!

 

2) The first thing that came to my mind yesterday was Amelia Airheart. I can't think of any other names.

 

3) I am pretty sure he was blonde (Oh wait, not all Germans are blonde :wub: )... Ok Heinrich Himmler...just a guess. I can guess a few others too.

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I admit, I had to look 'em up! :unsure:

To quote the guidelines...

No cheating now, that includes Googling for the answers!

So, did you use Google or Yahoo?

Since Yahoo was not explicitly named, you may be in the clear, though I doubt it... :wub:

That ruling will have to be left for our illustrious quizmaster to make!

 

TOMTEC

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I admit, I had to look 'em up! :wub:

To quote the guidelines...

No cheating now, that includes Googling for the answers!

So, did you use Google or Yahoo?

Since Yahoo was not explicitly named, you may be in the clear, though I doubt it... :unsure:

That ruling will have to be left for our illustrious quizmaster to make!

 

TOMTEC

Actually, I used a *cough*dictionnary*cough.. :wub:

 

I was just trying to get the game going..

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I admit, I had to look 'em up! :wub:

To quote the guidelines...

No cheating now, that includes Googling for the answers!

So, did you use Google or Yahoo?

Since Yahoo was not explicitly named, you may be in the clear, though I doubt it... :unsure:

That ruling will have to be left for our illustrious quizmaster to make!

 

TOMTEC

Actually, I used a *cough*dictionnary*cough.. :wub:

 

I was just trying to get the game going..

 

Hmm, a dictionary eh? Interesting, that would probably classify as a personal reference device... good for verifying the spelling of words (like *cough*dictionnary*cough* :unsure: ) I see nothing wrong with that!

 

TOMTEC

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:unsure:dictionary.. :wub: in french (my first language) it's dictionnaire.. that's where the typo comes from. :wub:

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I used to have two languages but I couldn't afford to keep them both so I had to give one away to a good home :wub:

 

bwmick

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right on TT, still in use today Russian accused British of using this in January. Over to TT

Sloppy Seconds...

 

Neil Armstrong was the first to walk on the moon. Who was the second?

Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic. Who was the second?

Adolf Hitler was the first fuehrer of the Third Reich. Who was the second?

1 - Buzz Aldrin

2 - Felix Waitkus

3 - Karl Dönitz

 

I admit, I had to look 'em up! :wub:

#1 correct

#3 correct

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Drumroll...

# 1 correct

# 2 Nope... I think he was too scared to do it again

# 3 Blonde guy... nice try!

 

2) The first thing that came to my mind yesterday was Amelia Airheart. I can't think of any other names.

 

3) I am pretty sure he was blonde (Oh wait, not all Germans are blonde :wub: )... Ok Heinrich Himmler...just a guess. I can guess a few others too.

#2 correct

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