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Offline Jock Wilson

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Comment: Charleston Radio 5140 KILOCYCLES
« on: January 17, 2019, 0123 UTC »
I figure we can take it for granted that said station continues to announce its broadcast frequency as 'kilocycles' instead of 'kilohertz'.

But of course it should be announced as 'kilocycles/second!

As basic physics has taught us, 1 hertz = 1 cycle/second.

Link:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hertz

The hertz (symbol: Hz) is the derived unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI) and is defined as one cycle per second.[1] It is named for Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, the first person to provide conclusive proof of the existence of electromagnetic waves. Hertz are commonly expressed in multiples: kilohertz (103 Hz, kHz), megahertz (106 Hz, MHz), gigahertz (109 Hz, GHz), terahertz (1012 Hz, THz), petahertz (1015 Hz, PHz), and exahertz (1018 Hz, EHz).

Some of the unit's most common uses are in the description of sine waves and musical tones, particularly those used in radio- and audio-related applications. It is also used to describe the speeds at which computers and other electronics are driven.
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Re: Re: Charleston Radio Int. 5140 AM 1800 utc 16 jan 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 2109 UTC »
I figure we can take it for granted that said station continues to announce its broadcast frequency as 'kilocycles' instead of 'kilohertz'.

But of course it should be announced as 'kilocycles/second!

As basic physics has taught us, 1 hertz = 1 cycle/second.

Link:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hertz


Right you are, but "kilocycles" is also in use as a short (elliptically) for kilocycles per second:
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kilocycle

It's rather like some sort of a slang, not a strict physical notion.
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Re: Re: Charleston Radio Int. 5140 AM 1800 utc 16 jan 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 1501 UTC »
Right you are, but "kilocycles" is also in use as a short (elliptically) for kilocycles per second:
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kilocycle

It's rather like some sort of a slang, not a strict physical notion.


Yes, ulx2, you are correct. I appreciate your input.

Bye for now,

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Re: Comment: Charleston Radio 5140 KILOCYCLES
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 1902 UTC »
If this is the pirate station, I suppose they're simply in keeping with their genre of the Charleston era, before Hertz was honored.
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Re: Comment: Charleston Radio 5140 KILOCYCLES
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2019, 2213 UTC »
Still catch myself sometimes calling a capacitor a condenser.   ;) 
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Re: Comment: Charleston Radio 5140 KILOCYCLES
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2019, 1655 UTC »
My Grandma taught me how to do the Charleston as a boy. Who knew she'd been a flapper?

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Re: Comment: Charleston Radio 5140 KILOCYCLES
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2019, 1611 UTC »
My Grandma taught me how to do the Charleston as a boy. Who knew she'd been a flapper?

My grandmother was a bootlegger  ;D
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Re: Comment: Charleston Radio 5140 KILOCYCLES
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2019, 1823 UTC »
So was my great-Uncle. He lived behind us. The stuff had the right labels but they were all sealed by grape Nehi caps, lol.

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Re: Comment: Charleston Radio 5140 KILOCYCLES
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2019, 2020 UTC »
Damn revenoors comin round checkin kilocycles...
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