PET composite video adapter

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at
Mon Oct 13 17:11:34 CDT 2008

On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 10:55:52PM +0100, Pete Turnbull wrote:
> On 13/10/2008 21:57, ethan.dicks at wrote:
> >2200pF does sound reasonable.  I am one of those who never grew up
> >using nF, so I don't tend to use it (I learned milli-microfarad from
> >my father for pF, he, in turn, was a Ham in the 1950s).
> I hope you didn't, because it would be wrong :-)   One milli-microfarad 
> is one nanofarad; I think you meant to write micro-microfarad, or more 
> likely you meant to write nF instead of pF.

Ah, yes... micro-microfarad.  My bad.  I hadn't heard the term since I
was about 10 and just mis-remembered it.  I have seen old (1970s)
construction articles in "Popular Electronics", etc., refer to "mmf"
on occasion - presumably micro-microfarad.


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