Hamlin on why he hates lobsters: ‘It’s just a big scorpion’

first_imgLOUDON, N.H. – If Denny Hamlin wins Sunday’s ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET on NBCSN), he’ll have to face his fear.Not on the race track, mind you. In Victory Lane.As part of its post-race ceremony, the Magic Mile awards the winning driver a gigantic live lobster. When Hamlin won at New Hampshire in July, he recoiled when crew chief Mike Wheeler tried to hand him the 22-pound prize.Understand that Hamlin hates lobsters. He can’t eat if someone is consuming a lobster at a nearby table. And though he finally posed for a few photos with the giant lobster after the summer race, it was not an experience the driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota relished.So even if Hamlin wins the second race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and punches his ticket to the next round, he’ll visit Victory Lane with a distinct sense of dread, even though the lobster’s claws are held firmly shut by large rubber bands.RELATED: @nascarcasm imagines a lobster horror flick“Yeah, I’ve never really liked them to begin with,” Hamlin said. “I don’t like the taste of them. I don’t — I just don’t like looking at them. They have pincers, really, so I don’t like anything that’s ugly and has pincers.“I don’t know — it’s just a big scorpion in my mind. I try to stay away from them and, yeah, I’ve had some interesting moments with them for sure that I don’t care to recall or bring back up.”Of course, those who might want to play a practical joke on Hamlin know how to devise a prank that’s guaranteed to be effective.A lobster once appeared mysteriously in the toilet in Hamlin’s motor coach.“I’ve had one in my toilet before, yes,” Hamlin said. “It was disturbing.”Coincidentally, Monday happens to be National Lobster Day.Hamlin won’t be celebrating.last_img read more

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10 KW COTS L-Band Pulsed Power Amplifier for Radar Applications

first_img User selectable output power management modes – AGC (Automatic Gain Control), ALC (Automatic Level Control) and MGC (Manual Gain Control) Selectable RF power detectors optimized to your waveform Optional Filter/Switches for improved harmonic rejection can be specified Compact, lightweight and portable for easier maneuverability in lab environments or tactical deployments Modern and multi-faceted Monitoring and Control user interfaces, including a Web browser, TCP/IP Ethernet, factory configurable serial RS-422 or RS232 interface and a front panel touchscreen display. Empower RF has announced the availability of their field proven Model 2185 high power pulsed amplifier that operates from 960 to 1215 MHz at 10KW Peak with duty cycles from 0.1% to 5%. This compact and versatile radar transmitting amplifier, with flexible operating modes, is ideal for radar component testing, advanced research, and system development. It is also well suited for mobile EW and threat simulator applications.Tactical Transmit applications include distance measuring equipment (DME), military identification friend or foe (IFF), tactical air navigation (TACAN), secondary surveillance radar (SSR), and Joint Tactical Information Distribution System/Multifunctional Information Distribution System (JTIDS/MIDS)The amplifier features user selectable operating scenarios in the event of certain alarms or device failures that either keep the amplifier transmitting at reduced levels (for mission critical duties) or shuts down.  In all cases, alarms are pushed out the LAN port so polling is not required.The amplifier has built in Protections and Remote Monitoring This COTS High Power Amplifier has a flexible feature set making it ideal for research and threat simulation, with the benefit of a future proof architecture. Some of the key features include: The user interface capabilities of this amplifier are the same as all Empower next generation designs and allow the user to initiate remote management and diagnostics via an embedded web server or M2M interface, enabling network managed site status and control simply by connecting the unit’s Ethernet port to a LAN. Using a web browser and the unit’s IP address (IPV4) allows ease of access with the benefit of multilevel security. Click here to See More Information on Model 2185. Excessive VSWR with user selectable fold-back or Shutdown on fault – Electronic VSWR Protection Duty cycle and pulse width protection exceeding your pre-set value Power supply faults including input line voltage faults Output power limit Input overdrive Cooling and Electronic thermal management and fan health speed RF section component failure – will back down power to a safe operating level with “Graceful Output Power Degradation“last_img read more

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Cheney teams travel to Wellington for home tournament game and wins

first_imgWellington2141310—39 Cheney — B. Dewey 18, T. Scheer 16, L. Petz 11, D. Peters 10, H. Adolph 8, R. Petz 4 In other games: JV GIRLS: Cheney 41 Wellington 31.Myriland French 7, McKenna Jones 7, Draven Warnock 6, Taylor Meyer 4, Mykiland French 3, Kylie Aufdengarten 2. JV girls are 0-2.JV BOYS: Cheney 64 Wellington 63. Zander Vargas 16, Brayden Higginbotham 13, Austin Soles 12, Zane Cornejo 12, Jacob Ewing 6, Tyler Brown 5. JV boys are 0-2.C TEAM BOYS: Cheney 44 Wellington 37. Berkeley Wright 11, Cade Fairbanks 8, Toby Henning 4, Tanner Meyer 4, John Long 4, Blake Saffell 3, Kade Adams 2, Trace Witham 1. C Team boys are 0-2.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Z Cheney17231314—67 Girls: Cheney 65, Wellington 39 Wellington — A. Rusk 17, S. French 13, T. Meyer 4, R. Rusk 3, J. Buck 2 Cheney — Scheer 15, E. Monson 10, D. O’Shea 9, K. Higgins 8, J. Block 7, T. Lonker 6, K. Smith 6, Wewe 2, K. Campbell 2 Scoring:center_img Cheney’s defense swarms A.J. Snipes. holding him to 13 points Thursday night.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Cheney’s varsity boys and girls basketball teams came into Wellington and posted double-digit wins in the second round of the round-robin Cheney Tournament.The Wellington boys lost to Cheney 67-48 while the girls fell 65-39. The game was played in Wellington despite the fact it is the Cheney Tournament. In this tournament, four teams play one home and one away game before playing the finals games in Cheney.In the boys game, Wellington was competitive for awhile, trailing by a mere two points late in the first quarter 14-12. Then suddenly the Cardinals rattled off 10 consecutive points to make it 24-12 and the Crusaders were chasing the No. 1 team in Class 3A the rest of the way.“Our philosophy going in was to not let them speed the game up,” said Rick Roitman, Wellington head boys basketball coach. “They run and jump at you playing a havoc defense. Then they were in a 1-3-1 zone all in an effort to speed it up. And that’s what happened in the second quarter.”Wellington can find solace in that it played even ball the rest of the way, with a 27-27 second half scoring output. Cheney was Class 3A state runner up in 2016-17 and has all its players back.Brendon Dewey was the leading scorer with 18 points followed by Trent Scheer with 15.Wellington was led by A.J. Snipes with 13 points.In the girls game, Wellington was manhandled. It has been awhile since the Crusaders were beaten so soundly. Cheney opened with a 19-2 first quarter lead as Wellington failed to hit a field goal due to the Cardinals’ relentless press. The Crusaders were down 43-16 at the half.Both the boys and girls will play Chaparral Saturday night. The varsity girls play at 2 p.m. and the boys play at 3:30 p.m. Junior Varsity games will flip flop those times. There will be no C team games. Wellington — A. Snipes 13, I. King 11, J. Mutazammil 6, Z. Vargas 5, J. Walton 4, Soles 3, D. Washington 2, G. Hatfield 2 Boys: Cheney 67, Wellington 48 Wellington1291413—48 Cheney1924175—65 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Crusader Fan · 139 weeks ago These teams have great talent , however, the right players need to be in the game. Another noticeable problem is not working together as a team and having players that think they are the team. There is no reason these boys and girls shouldn’t win the majority of their games we just need to play good ball and not base playing time on what grade your in or who you are. Play the players who go out and give their all and work as a team. Report Reply 0 replies · active 139 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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