[TenTec] Vertical Dipole "Fringe Benefits"
Robert & Linda McGraw K4TAX
RMcGraw at Blomand.Net
Wed Jul 13 14:10:18 EDT 2005
As a ham radio licensee, the metric system has been a normal every day thing
of life for me. After all do you recognize 80 meters, 40 meters, 20 meters,
15 meters, 10 meters 5 meters and such? These have always been band
references to wavelength expressed in meters. If you don't recognize such,
perhaps one should mail their ham license back to the FCC with a letter
asking that the license be revoked.
----- Original Message -----
From: <Ynkedragon at aol.com>
To: <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Vertical Dipole "Fringe Benefits"
> In a message dated 7/13/2005 11:51:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> ablee at bellsouth.net writes:
> Most folks in the USA have not, and probably won't in the next 20-50 years
> (if ever), converted
> to, or use, the metric system of measuring things (except those
> that lurk in the
> halls of 'white tower' edifices (ie MIT, Yale, Princeton, etc).
> This is NOT intended to be a flame, and I don't lurk in any of the 'white
> tower' edifices you mention.
> Over the years I have found most Hams to be significantly smarter than the
> "average bear" and that our hobby gives us the opportunity to learn things
> through application. One of those application things has been becoming
> with metric measures for length and distance--particularly as it applies
> antennas and wavelengths (which are also a metric "thing").
> There a a lot of measures where metic is still a bit obscure to me
> all, for the posts on the conversion web-sites), but because of this great
> Radio hobby I can visualize antennas for the 40 meter, not the 122 foot
> So, give metric a little try and like a new word, it may become "yours."
> 73, Blair k3yd
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