I am commenting on an interesting statement by
non-Nobel-prize-winning Kirt Blattenberger in which he proposed
a unit of measurement of uranushertz. Simply stated, Mr.
Blattenberger postulates that some measurements can be expressed
as a ratio to the amount of time that it takes Uranus to revolve
once around the sun.
Just as we use AU (astronomical
unit) to simplify description of great distances, the
Uranushertz ( UHz ) would be useful when stating frequencies
that are magnitudes lower than 1 Hz.
For example, the
rate at which the earth rotates about its axis (once per day)
may be expressed as 0.00001157407 Hz, a very inconvenient
number. Stated in UHz, however, earth rotates about its axis at
30,859 uranushertz, and the earth revolves around the sun at
83.8 uranushertz (83.8 UHz).
If we state the 11 year
solar cycle is 7.686 UHz it becomes clear that Uranus
experiences nearly 8 solar sunspot cycles per year (on Uranus),
nearly 2 entire solar cycles per season. This may explain why we
do not see reports of amateur radio operation from Uranus.
The constitution of the U.S. of A. provides that only
congress can tax us and spend our money and congressional
elections are once every four years. It seems that each four
years that congress decides to tax working people hoping to
create more working people. Using the unit of UH, we could then
say that Congress stimulates us at a rate of 21.136 uranushertz.