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[aprssig] Re: Metric vs. English systems

Andy AB9FX ab9fx at aprs.pl
Wed Sep 5 16:36:27 UTC 2007


There is interesting map with the history of world metrication 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SI-metrication-world.png
And we are happy we do conversions generally from metric to imperial and 
imperial to metric. Could you imagine all conversions from Russian archin to 
Roman actus and many other like that? Try to remember all units from one of 
the conversion tool http://www.unitconversion.org/unit_converter/length.html
With the world metrication most of them disappeared.
73
Andy



> At 03:31 AM 9/5/2007, Tapio Sokura wrote:
>>For example aviation worldwide uses feet for altitude, knots for speed and 
>>nautical miles for distance.
>
>         I'm thinking the old Soviet Union, and now the various sections 
> that used to be part of it, used meters for altitude.  Or was that metres? 
> HI HI!
>
>         7 3
>         Earl
>





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