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Re: Re: Re: Notation of Time...



I thought that the american measure of distance was "a football field" not
Km.

Pieter

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael P. Olbrisch" <kd9kc@elp.rr.com>
To: "'Tony Langdon'" <tlangdon@atctraining.com.au>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002 9:50 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: Re: Notation of Time...


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>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> > Behalf Of Tony Langdon
> > Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002 11:55 PM
> > To: 'WL7M'; k9ij@vx5.com; amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org;
> > uschndr@zedat.fu-berlin.de
> > Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: Re: Notation of Time...
> >
> >
> >
> > It's interesting to watch this group, and everyone, even the
> > US hams always speak in metric terms when it comes to satellite
> > orbital parameters (worked xxx while AO-40 was at 40,000km, etc).
> >
> > Seems it's already creeping in over there...
>
> And as someone mentioned earlier, military personnell.  I was
> a student of the metric system in the early 70s, before it
> was so widely known to us.  I did two full tours of Germany, and
> a few shorter tours in parts of Asia (East ans West), and
> really became familiar with it as a navigation tool, as well as
> a part of the local economy.
>
> The part I hate most... converting degrees F to degrees C,
> or the other way.  Just never did get comfortable with that.
>
> Mike.  KD9KC
> El Paso, TX.
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