Re: Announced in Dayton?

Adam Farson

Hi Mike,

In Europe, the old measures often linger on, but have been rationalised to
the metric system. In Germany, one can still buy "ein Pfund" (one pound) of
potatoes at the greengrocer's. One pound = precisely 0.5 kg. In Bavaria, one
orders "ein Mass Bier" (a measure of beer) at the pub. The "Mass" is a
1-litre mug.

Back to the IC-7000; its weight should be about the same as the IC-706MkIIG
- around 2.5 kg (5.5 lb, US or Imperial.)

Cheers for now, 73,

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Perryman []
Sent: 18 February 2005 11:15
Subject: RE: [ic7000] Re: Announced in Dayton?

Just a trivial note.. I grew up in West Texas, and my cousin was the County
Agricultural Extension Agent... he did, and still does measure crops in
rods... Interesting, no?

Mike Perryman

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan NV8A (ex. AB2OS) []
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 2:00 PM
Subject: Re: [ic7000] Re: Announced in Dayton?

Arrgh!! You're right. And I am a firm believer in the metric system, even
though living in the USA. My Dutch-born mother-in-law says that if she could
learn the US system at age 40+, everyone else can learn the metric system if
they start in school.

Alan NV8A
(who grew up in the UK, learning about such arcane measures as chains and
"rods, poles or perches")

On 02/18/05 01:51 pm Adam Farson tossed the following ingredients into the
ever-growing pot of cybersoup:

That's 20mm (approx. 0.8"). 20cm is about 8".

(I grew up with the metric system. "Ye kynges ffoote" joined the
later in my life.)
20cm (less than an inch) shorter (front to back??), according to the orig.
French article.
Are there any size specs on this radio yet? I wonder if it's going to
be larger, smaller or about the same size as the 706 series.

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