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If this statement:
- “‘K’ does NOT come from ‘Kurz’ or any other German word. The letter designations for microwave bands were chosen at random in the WW II era to avoid cluing the Germans, Japanese, and Soviets in!” from the article’s edit log can be substantiated, then someone might want to add this fact to the text of this article, and change Ka band and Ku band, since those articles make reference to “Kurz”. —Fleminra 02:52, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
- That "Kurtz" business is a bunch of baloney. The letters for the microwave bands derive from arbitrary letters of the alphabet that were assigned by the US Department of Defense, and a long time ago, their meanings were kept secret. Anyway, the letters that were used were L, S, C, X, and K, and then the K band was divided into three parts, the Ku (K-under), the K, and the Ka (K-above) band. So, "Ku" doesn't have anything to do with
- "kurtz", but rather with "K-under", and K is an arbitrary letter of the alphabet. In other words, it was a "code name". If someone wants to insist on being picky about this, they should need to deal in the US DOD MIL-SPECS, or perhaps IEEE documents and articles can tell you.
I just corrected the frequency ranges for K and Ku band designations in the IEEE section. IEEE Std. 521 is the authority on this issue, and what was previously defined here was incorrect. Dietlein 18:37, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
IEEE K band Subdivisions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K_band#Subdivisions - feels awkward/wrong to me. There are three IEEE bands starting with K: Ku, K, and Ka. If there are no references about 'splitting' - this part should be removed. Nmh (talk) 07:54, 16 October 2008 (UTC)