Sit. Rep. #50: Water, Water Everywhere

1- Canoe parts names:  Port is the left-hand side of the boat when you are facing the front (bow) of the boat,  Starboard is the right-hand side.  The bow is the front and the stern is the rear.
    Some canoes have identical seats – but some canoes have the bow seat with legroom between the seat & the bow deck.  The stern seat is right next to the stern deck.
    Thwarts hold the sides of the canoe together & apart at the same time.  There are usually 2 thwarts.  The yoke is in the very middle of the canoe where the canoe can be placed on someone’s shoulders to be carried / portage.   It is usually (slightly) notched to bend around your neck and rest more of the weight on your shoulders.

2- Canoe responsibilities:   Who drives and who provides propulsion?  Who is the captain?  Will you be a team working together?

3- What additional equipment do you need to go on a canoe trip? (think safety)

Harry Truman said this about politics: “If you want a friend in Washington, DC; get a dog.”

4- If you were spending a night on a river/canoe trip; how would you pack your pack differently than a backpacking hiking trip?

5- Resistors are electrical components that oppose the flow of current. We use them to control how much current flows in a circuit. The higher the resistance, the lower the current.
     Most resistors have a fixed value, specified in ohms.  But some are designed to be variable.  You can change the resistance of the resistor by turning a shaft or sliding a control back and forth. Variable resistors, also called potentiometers, are often used to allow users to adjust the way a device operates.  Think volume control or light dimmer.

   What electrical component opposes the flow of current in a DC circuit?     Resistor
   What type of component is often used as an adjustable volume control?   Potentiometer
   What electrical parameter is controlled by a potentiometer?    Resistance

A- What do trees do every spring?
B- Relief.

Be safe.  Seat belts cost less than wheelchairs.

Dan Romanchik KB6NU, (Ham Radio)  Technician Study Guide

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