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May 26, 2022

How many Ph.D. economists are employed by the Federal Reserve Board, with responsibilities including analysis and forecasting economic developments in the U.S., and how many predicted non-transitory high inflation for 2022?

  1. over 400 employed and 24 predicted
  2. over 400 employed and 3 predicted
  3. over 400 employed and none predicted

Inflation is caused by printing money from thin air (Modern Monetary Theory) and NOT by Putin, citizens or greedy suppliers. How much has the total U.S. currency, measured by Fed M2 Money Supply, increased since February 2020?

  1. 41%
  2. 22%
  3. 12%

What does NOAA say about 7-day weather forecast reliability?

  1. about 90%
  2. about 80%
  3. about 50%

BONUS QUESTION: What is the estimated net worth of TV meterologist Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel?

  1. 1- 2.5 million dollars
  2. 3.5-5 million dollars
  3. 6-8 million dollars

May 19, 2022

TRUE or FALSE: At short ranges, the best reception occurs when the receiving antenna is oriented the same way as the transmitting antenna.

  1. true
  2. false

What is a PTO?

  1. Phase Tuned Oscillator
  2. B: Permeability Tuned Oscillator
  3. C: Pilot Tone Oscillator

What band is often called the “Magic Band” by radio amateurs?

  1. 2 meters
  2. 10 meters
  3. 6 meters

February 17, 2022

What is the name of the scientific instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure?

  1. thermometer
  2. barometer
  3. hygrometer

What do we use an anemometer to measure?

  1. rainfall
  2. visibility
  3. wind speed

In what year was the first weather satellite launched?

  1. 1949
  2. 1959
  3. 1969