UARC Net Trivia 2020

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December 31, 2020

How many potato varieties are there worldwide?

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What country has the highest annual per capita cabbage consumption at 44 pounds?

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What fruit has more protein than any other?

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December 24, 2020

A feature of the built environment that no longer serves any purpose yet continues to be maintained is known as a:

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Japanese artist Genpei Akasegawa named these useless but inexplicably maintained items for baseball player Gary Thomasson who went from being an all-star in America to nearly setting the all-time strikeout record in Japan’s Central League. Thomasson wound up mostly sitting on the bench making a lot of money for doing nothing — useless but maintained.

A spontaneous trail of trampled grass created by pedestrians where no paved walkway exists is called a:

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The only inverted traffic signal — green on top, red on bottom — in the United States is in an Irish neighborhood in which city?

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December 17, 2020

In the first game of the 2012 season, Alabama opened with which great traditional Big Ten team, winning 41-14?

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Michigan would ultimately end the 2012 season 8-5 (6-2 Big Ten) with a loss to another SEC team, South Carolina.

Seen along the sidelines is the Alabama mascot, an elephant. What is his name?

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An elephant became the university's mascot in 1930 when an anonymous fan shouted "Hold your horses, the elephants are coming!" Big Al, in costume, made his debut at the l979 Sugar Bowl.

The University of Alabama was founded in 1831, but in what year was the first football game in the school's history?

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The Alabama Cadets (they weren't known as the "Crimson Tide" until 1907) first played on November 11, 1892 against Birmingham High School — and won 56-0. The Cadets lost the next day's contest with the Birmingham Athletic Club, 5-4, but came out on top 14-0 when they met once again later that season.

November 19, 2020

In what year were the so-called “WARC bands” established?

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Which of the following is actually in the ITU phonetic alphabet?

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How many callsign districts border the Great Lakes?

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November 5, 2020

What do the Amateur Radio Stations NA1SS and RS0ISS have in common?

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What is Dr. Owen K. Garriott W5LFL famous for?

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This well known country music star changed his amateur radio call-sign to W4CGP, which he said stood for "certified guitar picker".

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October 29, 2020

Which of these unlikely celebrities was awarded a U.S. patent as co-inventor of frequency-hopping spread spectrum (FHSS)?

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Which of the following is not one of the eight most common carrier frequencies used in voice inversion scrambling?

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The E.F. Johnson Company developed which trunked radio system?

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EDSCS, or Enhanced Digital Access Communications System, was developed by General Electric. The British Radiocommunications Agency developed MP T-1327.

October 15, 2020

In what year was the 20-meter band authorized for amateur use?

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Of the 6,000 active amateurs at the start of World War I, what percentage served in the military during that war?

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CB radio was created in 1958. In what year did the CB operator population first outnumber hams?

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September 17, 2020

The Atlantic hurricane season goes from when to when?

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Hurricanes are named alphabetically, with female and male names alternating. When did this way of naming first start?

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What is the deadliest hurricane on record?

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September 10, 2020

Which statement about American alligators and crocodiles is FALSE?

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The bite pressure of a crocodile is approximately 3,700 psi , while the American alligator's is only about 2,980 psi. alligators. Alligators live in fresh water; crocodiles hang out in salt water.

The words "moron", "imbecile" and "idiot" mean different things. Which category of mental deficiency is the worst?

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An idiot has an IQ between zero and 25; an imbecile's is 26-50. The IQ of a moron is 51-70.

Are the following three statements about turkeys all true? • A group of turkeys is technically called a "rafter". •Domestic turkeys are shockingly stupid, but wild turkeys are not. •Due to the popularity of white meat, turkeys have been bred to have huge breasts to the extent that modern domesticated turkeys typically are unable to mate.

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September 3, 2020

Where was the first Labor Day parade?

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Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first Labor Day parade in New York City on September 5, 1882. The day was celebrated with a picnic, concert and speeches.

Ih what year did Labor Day become an official holiday in the United States?

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By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states had already passed bills officially celebrating Labor Day.

Labor Day marks the end of…

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According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, during "hot dog season" -- which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day -- Americans consume roughly 7 billion hot dogs, or about 818 hot dogs every second.

August 20, 2020

Center-fed half-wave dipoles have an input resistance of approximately:

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Alabama hasn’t always been known as “The Crimson Tide”. What did they first go by when starting their football program in 1892?

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For the Movie Ghostbusters, three Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man suits were made and all were destroyed during filming. How much did one suit cost?

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May 7, 2020

In radio electronics, what is a TNT?

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What type of early radio receiver could be used as a short-range radiotelephone transmitter?

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Who sent the first Morse code signal across the Atlantic Ocean?

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March 26, 2020

The X and Y axis of a spectrum analyzer convey which measurements, respectively?

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The GAP “Titan” vertical antenna uses how many “traps”?

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A survey was done in 1998 interviewing 1,000 random licensed amateur operators. What was the reported average amount invested in radio equipment, at that time?

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Information taken from a QST survey done by Readex, Inc., an independent research company, in 1998.