Re: Opinions on SI
"Rick Muething" <rmuething@...>
The international screw thread committee was supposed to standardize screw sizes and threads in the early 19th century ....of course they didn’t do too good a job so now we have US Fine, US Coarse, Metric, each with many variations etc. much to the benefit of those making wrenches, sockets and drivers!) As long as you are communicating clearly I don’t think it is a big deal. For me: (a US educated Engineer)There is no confusion with:
70cm vs. 70 cm,
12VDC vs DC 12 V (I am sure 12VDC is more common)
bps vs. b/s
or ppm (most xtals and oscillators are specified in ppm)
So I would vote use standards where appropriate (please avoid furlongs per forte night when possible! ) and push on! Those that want to retranslate to the latest “approved” standards can contribute by doing a translation if necessary.
Keep up the good work!
Rick Muething, KN6KB
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2012 12:37 PM
Subject: [UniversalDigitalRadio] Opinions on SI
After a recent presentation I was approached by a fellow Ham who noted that
my presentation did not conform to SI (International system of units). He
offered a training exercise in the proper usage which I accepted. I must admit,
I was ignorant of SI prior to that time.