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The RF Cafe Geocaching Challenge

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In case you have not heard, there is a high-tech "geek sport" happening worldwide known as Geocaching. Geocaching involves either placing an object - or noting an existing immovable object - in a certain location, and then establishing its precise GPS coordinates. Those coordinates are placed on a website for other geocachers to use to try to be the first to find your cache location. A cache, by the way, is a secret place for storing items until they are needed.

I was going to get a waterproof container and place an RF Cafe T-shirt or other item in it for leaving at the cache sites, but there are two basic problems with that. One, the size could end up being wrong for the lucky geocacher, and two, there are laws against placing objects without written permission on a lot of government land (parks, roadside stops, etc.). So, instead, I decided to take photos of the locations, like the ones below, and requiring geocachers to send in an e-mail that tells what is on the plaque. This is technically known as "Virtual Geocaching." Also, because it might be possible to figure out the required info without actually being there, a photo of yourself where the professional model is standing in my picture is required to qualify (you can blur your face if you want to maintain anonymity).

So, the gauntlet has been thrown down. E-mail me with the following items, and I will reward you with your choice of one of the following custom RF Cafe items.

                               - The exact wording of the main text on the plaque
                               - A photo of yourself standing where Melanie is standing

RF Cafe: GeoCache Location #5

RF Cafe Geocaching Location #5
Established March 16, 2008
GPS Coordinates: N 38°04.234', W 081°04.612'

 

RF Cafe: GeoCache Location #3

RF Cafe Geocaching Location #3
Established February 6, 2008
GPS Coordinates: N 29°53.893', W 081°18.665'RF Cafe: GeoCache Location #4

RF Cafe Geocaching Location #4
Established February 5, 2008
GPS Coordinates: N 32°06.954', W 081°14.113'

RF Cafe: GeoCache Location #1

RF Cafe Geocaching Location #1
Established October 14, 2007
GPS Coordinates: N 37°48.148', W 081°12.766'

RF Cafe: GeoCache Location #2

 

RF Cafe Geocaching Location #2
Established October 14, 2007
GPS Coordinates: N 42°09.301', W 080°05.370'

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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps while typing up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got Mail" when a new message arrived...

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