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
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.