Re: kHz or KHz?

Subject: Re: kHz or KHz?
From: George Mena <George -dot- Mena -at- ESSTECH -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 15:02:56 -0700

Before the computer world used kHz and MHz conventions, these
conventions belonged -- and still rightfully belong -- to the world of
radio.

AM-based stations are in the kilohertz band (USA = between 530 kHz and
1620 kHz)
FM-based stations are in the megahertz band (USA = between 87.9 MHz and
107.9 MHz)

The fact this issue came up at all worries me. Most of us, if all of
us, grew up with a working radio in our homes, or so I thought.

That's what I get for thinking. :D

George

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Neufeld [SMTP:Dave_Neufeld -at- SPECTRUMSIGNAL -dot- COM]
> Sent: Monday, September 28, 1998 1:53 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Q: kHz or KHz?
>
> Hi all,
>
> This is for an in-house marketing style guide.
>
> Which is "more" correct: kHz or KHz? My preference is kHz. The MS
> Style
> Guide (copyright 1995, not the latest 3rd edition) contradicts itself.
> Sun's
> Read Me First! says kHz in its list of abbreviations (why is that such
> a
> long word? <g>).
>
> Let the opinions roll!
>
> FYI; Did a search on buses vs. busses last week. Several online
> dictionaries
> gave the impression that both were quite correct. Then I did a Deja
> News
> search on both occurrences. The result? Busses had about 4500 hits,
> while
> buses had 140,000 hits. Buses won.
>
> David Neufeld
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