++++++++++++++++++++ Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 19:20:50 EDT From: K5BDZ at aol.com To: GQRP at yahoogroups.com, hqrp at stevens.com, qrp-l at lehigh.edu, tentec at contesting.com Cc: wn3vaw at fyi.net Subject: [124368] Ham Radio 101 course For those who thought the hardest part of Ham Radio 101 was passing the novice written exam, let alone (Heaven forbid) the constant conversion from feet and inches to the metric system, including all its Newtons, Joules, and Watts, here are some other useful conversions: Pick the one(s) that are correct - Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter: Eskimo Pi 2000 pounds of Chinese soup: Won ton 1 millionth of a mouthwash: 1 microscope Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement: 1 bananosecond Weight an evangelist carries with God: 1 billigram Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour: Knot-furlong 65.25 days of drinking low-calorie beer because it's less filling: 1 lite year 16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone: 1 Rod Serling Half of a large intestine: 1 semicolon 1000 aches: 1 megahurtz Basic unit of laryngitis: 1 hoarsepower Shortest distance between two jokes: A straight line 454 graham crackers: 1 pound cake 1 million-million microphones: 1 megaphone 1 million bicycles: 2 megacycles 2000 mockingbirds: two kilomockingbirds 10 cards: 1 decacards 1 kilogram of falling figs: 1 Fig Newton 1000 grams of wet socks: 1 literhosen 1 millionth of a fish: 1 microfiche 1 trillion pins: 1 terrapin 10 rations: 1 decoration 100 rations: 1 C-ration 2 monograms: 1 diagram 8 nickels: 2 paradigms 2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital: 1 I.V. League 100 Senators: Not 1 decision. Bill K5BDZ ++++++++++++++++++ Date: Sun, 05 May 2002 17:02:09 -0400 From: W2AGN To: John Wagner , Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion Subject: [126158] Re: Extra Crispy On Sunday 05 May 2002 16:55, John Wagner wrote: > > Extra Juicy - This is for the ham thas has some information is just bustin' > to get it out there. > > Extra Extra - This is for the ham that does stuff that no other hams can > do, nor would other hams ever think of doing. He sometimes plays "stump the > dummy" on internet mailing lists. > > Extra Large - This is for the ham that goes to the hamfest but never leaves > the sausage stand. > > Extra Special - This is for the ham that scored 100% on his or her test. > > Extra Caring - This ham cares if people say "10-4" or "roger" on the air. > > Extra Stinky - We all know one of these. > > OK - I feel better now. > > 73, > > John, N1QO -- You left ff your Subject: Extra Crispy - The ham who sticks his hand in his linear with the plate voltage on. and of course: Extra Sauce - too many 807s Extra- aneous - what this post probably is. -------------------------- John L Sielke W2AGN w2agn at w2agn.net http://www.w2agn.net +++++++++++++++++++