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## [TowerTalk] Meters

 To: [TowerTalk] Meters otterstad@mec.dk (ro) Tue, 3 Jun 1997 10:08:07 +0200
 ```Ragnar Otterstad email : otterstad@mec.dk Your poor souls. We converted to the metric system over 100 years ago - and it makes life so much easier, as USA is the only major country still hanging on to the mediaval British measurement system. The others being Burma and Brunei, according to an article I once read in the Wall Street Journal ! 73 Rag OZ8RO > I always just think of a meter being equal to yards plus ten percent. > A yard is 36 inches. 10 percent of that is 3.6 inches. Total = 39.6 > inches. Yes, it is off about a quarter inch, but it is close enough > for goverment work. > > Another example. > > 90 meter is about 99 yards. About the length of a football field. > (10 percent of 90 = 9, 90 + 9 = 99.) Using 39.3707 for the conversion > gives 98.42675 yards. So my estimate would only be off a bit over a > foot and an half per 100 yards. > > > > Edward W. Sleight wrote: > > > > Guys, I made a little error. A Meter is actually 39.3707 inches. I > > misread the 7 and 0 positions. So, a correction....Jack Benny's age > > -2 ( my IQ ). > > > > And for those of you who don't know who Jack Benny is, learn. And I'm > > sorry you never had to chance to see this guy in action. > > > > 73 > > > > Ed > > > > -- > > FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html > > Submissions: towertalk@contesting.com > > Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com > > Problems: owner-towertalk@contesting.com > > Search: http://www.contesting.com/km9p/search.htm > > > -- > FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html > Submissions: towertalk@contesting.com > Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com > Problems: owner-towertalk@contesting.com > Search: http://www.contesting.com/km9p/search.htm -- FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html Submissions: towertalk@contesting.com Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com Problems: owner-towertalk@contesting.com Search: http://www.contesting.com/km9p/search.htm ```
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