Sit. Rep. #4: Take A Space Walk

Hi, Welcome all.

1- I am going to quote Scott Kelly, an American engineer, a retired astronaut, and a U.S. Navy captain. A veteran of four space flights. His Letter to the Editor at the NY Times is insightful. (partial quote)

     “Here are a few tips on living in isolation, from someone who has been there. Follow a schedule: On the space station, my time was scheduled tightly, from the moment I woke up to when I went to sleep. Sometimes this involved a spacewalk that could last up to eight hours; other times, it involved a five-minute task, like checking on the experimental flowers I was growing in space. You will find maintaining a plan will help you and your family adjust to different work and home life environments.”

A- What did Mr. Hamburger name his daughter?
B- Patty

2- If you watch TV – watch a comedy. Laugh, Have fun. Stay away from too much seriousness. A laugh will lighten your mood and probably the entire family’s mood. Don’t forget the popcorn.

C- Why do birds fly south for the winter?
D- It is faster than walking.

3- Try a board game with the entire family. Learn Chess or Bridge if you are interested in going that deep.

4- Radio Frequency, RF, is also called electromagnetic waves. Just in case you saw that term in a science book. Back to that equation: Remember that C= 300 M Hz. C= Frequency * Wavelength If C is constant (like in this equation) then if the frequency goes up — then the wavelength goes down. ( like a see-saw on the playground )  
     Let us take a frequency of 100 HZ. The equation goes 300,000,000 = 100 * wavelength. Then the wavelength is 3,000,000 meters long. or 3 Mega Meters.
    92.3 M Hz FM Radio Station:   300 M meters/ sec = 92.3 M Hz * wave length Wavelength = 3.2432 meters

5- Lets change it around. (Fq. = Frequency) Wave length is 2 meters then .
300,000,000 = Frequency * 2 meters. Fq. = 150 M Hz.

6- Curveball coming:
       What happens when the Fq. is above 300 M Hz? ….. The wavelength is shorter than a meter. Fq = 440 M Hz (440 MegaHertz). 300 M Hz = 440 M Hz * Wavelength. The wavelength is 0.6818 Meters….. Hams call that 70 CM or 70 centimeters.

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PS: The youngest person to get a HAM License in North Carolina was… She was 6 years old.

E- What do Alexander the Great & Winnie the Pooh have in common?
F- Same middle name.

G- What do you call a pile of kittens?
H- A meow- ain.

Thanks to Thomas Mercaldo’s book: The BIG Book of Camping Jokes and Riddles:

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