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What are echos used for?

Bats, dolphins, and fishermen use echoes to find objects or obstructions. They are also utilized in SONAR (Sound navigation and ranging) and RADAR (Radio detection and ranging) to find an obstruction. SONAR uses the detection of ultrasonic wave reflections to

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How far can an SSB radio transmit?

Compared to the conventional 35 to 50 nautical miles of a VHF (Very High Frequency) radio, the range of an SSB (Single Sideband) radio is significantly greater. High Frequency (HF) SSB radio has a range of several thousand miles, while

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How much fuel does a ship use?

A large ship might use up to 250 tonnes of fuel daily, according to the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. To put it in perspective, that is the equivalent of more than 80,000

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Why do boats use so much fuel?

The fact that boats travel on the water is the critical factor in why they will always need more gas than cars. Waves, drag, aerodynamics, and wind resistance affect how much fuel a boat uses. A ship must consume more

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Can I use a car GPS on a boat?

Beginner boaters frequently wonder whether the GPS device they use in their car would function on a boat. "Sort of, but not really," is the brief reply. A GPS device will work anywhere it can receive satellite transmissions, but an

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