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All yours - yes we would have 5000 days of caching on South African soil since the very first hide in Gauteng. Well done Jors - and very good that you got this - you were there way back when :)

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Thanks CH, and still having fun!

 

Knowing the first GPS satellite was launched in February 1978 with a design life of 7.5 years;

Newer ones were designed to last for 12, and those currently in production should work for 15 years.

 

In November 2014, how old will the oldest operational satellite be?

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Thanks CH, and still having fun!

 

Knowing the first GPS satellite was launched in February 1978 with a design life of 7.5 years;

Newer ones were designed to last for 12, and those currently in production should work for 15 years.

 

In November 2014, how old will the oldest operational satellite be?

 

USA-66 will enter 24 years in orbit in November

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Prince Edward Island?

 

No, not that one.

 

The one I'm thinking of was the setting for 'Alien vs Predator' and has the amateur radio prefix 3Y0

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I remember some years ago a friend went on an expedition to Bouvet (haul out my logbook out to check)- he was operating a 3Y5 callsign ... from my reading up on it from that time, I thought Bouvet was the most remote island. From the callsign it must be the other Norwegian island in the Antarctic.. Just looking at a map, I think that would be Peter 1st island, quite some way away from Bouvet..

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no luck - I'm all island-ed out :)

 

Well if you get a DX to Bouvet Island then you are super fortunate!

 

Bouvet Island it is. Not sure about the discrepancy in the amateur radio prefix- the DXpeditions I've seen online were using 3Y0- 3Y0IOF and 3Y0E are two recent ones. Over to you Vogonite.

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Read a little further for interest : 3Y is the official callsign for both Bouvet and Peter 1st island as they are both Norwegian territory. Of cause rest of the callsign is up to whoever in Norway allocates them ... for instance, back in 1990 3y5x was operating from Bouvet, although I do see that the more recent expeditions are 3y0 as you say.

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Read a little further for interest : 3Y is the official callsign for both Bouvet and Peter 1st island as they are both Norwegian territory. Of cause rest of the callsign is up to whoever in Norway allocates them ... for instance, back in 1990 3y5x was operating from Bouvet, although I do see that the more recent expeditions are 3y0 as you say.

 

Either way - would be a super QSL card to get!

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KZN Mega Lab Cache # 1: Welcome to Durban - Will be located somewhere at the King Shaka International Airport .

 

KZN Mega Lab Cache # 2: Marathon Masters - Will be located near the Comrades Wall of Honour, it will require you to find the plaques if some famous runners.

 

KZN Mega Lab Cache # 3: Welcome to Giba - This will be in the Giba area and will be an easy find for everyone.

 

KZN Mega Lab Cache # 4: Mega Registration - Close to the Mega registration desk, this is also an easy find.

 

KZN Mega Lab Cache # 5: Haunted House - This will take you to the far end of Giba to explore an abandoned house.

 

KZN Mega Lab Cache # 7: Picnic Site - This one will be at the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve main picnic spot, a good starting point to the great caches in this reserve.

 

KZN Mega Lab Cache # 8: Another Picnic spot - Also in Krantzkloof - at the second picnic spot, An alternative jumping off point for the super caches in the reserve.

 

KZN Mega Lab Cache # 9: Springside Stroll - A lab cache located in the Springside Nature Reserve in Hillcrest. Some good caches here too.

 

KZN Mega Lab Cache # 10: Ushaka - This will be at Durbans popular uShaka marine world, a nice easy cache that will tie up with the sunrise event.

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At the KZN MEGA you will be able to log 10 Icons in a single day - what are these 10 Icone?

 

PS: No answers will be accepted from any of the MEGA organizers!! :ph34r::anitongue:

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1.) Traditional

2.) Multi

3.) Puzzle

4.) Letterbox

5.) Earthcache

6.) Wherigo

7.) Event

8.) CITO

9.) MEGA

10.) Lab

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Which Geocacher has cached in the most countries, and how many is it? If you have the correct Geocacher and are within 2 of the amount of countries then it's your turn.

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In South Africa :)

 

Is the question then - "Which geocacher in South Africa has cached in the most countries?"

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@cincol - Yes, that's the question

@carbon hunter - correct, and you are that person! May I ask what job you do that you can travel so much?

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I'm a Climate Change Manager and do certification audits across many different industries - so get to travel. More in Africa of late. Hope to see you at the MEGA.

 

OK - another MEGA question - all excess funds from the MEGA will be donated to what cause?

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The Currie Cup Trophy is named after Sir Donald Currie. The first teams competed in 1889 in Kimberley for the trophy. The participating teams were Western Province, Griqualand West, Transvaal and Eastern Province.

 

Who was the 1st winner of the Currie Cup? [1889]

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