Previous questions and answers
Here are the previous questions and answers.
Answer for the week of June 28, 2020
In the beginning of the movie Contact we see young Ellie using the callsign W9GFO, but what callsign was originally going to be used as a tribute to Grote Reber, a pioneer in radio astronomy in the 1930s and 1940s?
Answer for the week of June 21, 2020
Answer for the week of June 14, 2020
In the 1996 New York Times crossword puzzle appearing the day before the presidential election, 39 Across could amazingly be filled in with what two answers?
CLINTON and BOBDOLE, which was very much intentional by Jeremiah Farrell, the puzzle’s author, and led to some comical calls to editor Will Shortz.
Question submitted by Dave Edwards (KE5DME)
Answer for the week of June 7, 2020
Who was the oldest astronaut to fly on the Space Shuttle?
John Glenn was 77 when he flew on the STS-85 in October/November 1998.
Answer for the week of May 31, 2020
Answer for the week of May 24, 2020
What 4 nations worked together to enable 2-meter communications from the International Space Station?
US, Russia, Germany, Italy
Question submitted by Mark ‘Fletch’ Fletcher | K2MJF
Side note: Other responses mentioned Japan and Canada, along with the continent of Europe, which are listed on the Amateur Radio on the ISS (ARISS) site. I awarded a point to any station that answered any combination of these as their 4 in their answer given the Source earlier directly mentions ARISS was formed to support amateur radio on the ISS.
Answer for the week of May 17, 2020
Answer for the week of May 10, 2020
Answer for the week of May 3, 2020
On April 25, 1901, New York became the first state to require what?
License plates on cars
Question submitted by Dave Edwards | KE5DME
A few responses mentioned New York becoming the first state to require windows, indoor bathrooms, proper ventilation systems, and fire safeguards, as it turns out New York also did this in 1901. But, that was enacted on April 12 rather than April 25. Source: https://gvshp.org/blog/2016/04/11/tenement-house-act-of-1901/