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[aprssig] Metric vs English Systems

Ray Wells vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Wed Sep 5 07:42:11 UTC 2007


If I remember correctly, in a packet bulletin (yes, packet is still 
thriving) from G4EBT, he said that the Brits have essentially abandoned 
compulsory conversion to metric.

I can't recall if it was currency or metric over which they determined 
that the European Union could take a running leap.

Ray vk2tv

Ben Lindner wrote:

> I think the Brits have to sell in Kilograms and grams at there 
> Supermarkets.
>
> Ben
> VK5JFK
>
>
> Ray Wells wrote:
>
>> Jan T. Pharo wrote:
>>
>>> Derek Koonce <derek at dkoonce.com>, Tue, 04 Sep 2007 06:02:59 -0700:
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>>> England still uses British units - miles, etc.
>>>>   
>>>
>>>
>>> AFAIK, they still use it, but are changing, like the rest of the
>>> Commonwealth. In new cars I saw this summer, the km/h scale was
>>> dominant, and the mph scale was there, but smaller (not a stasticial
>>> significant number of observations, but that's what I saw)
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>> Australia went down this path in the 1970's and at one stage it was 
>> illegal to sell things like measuring tapes carrying both metric and 
>> imperial measurments but that prohibition has since been dropped. 
>> Although the metric system predominates, particularly older people 
>> still tend to think in imperial terms. Litres per hundred kilometres 
>> still means nothing to me so I convert to MPG if I really need to know.
>>
>> Ray vk2tv
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