Thanks for the reply VSWR.
In retrospect, I
guess I did sound like I was ranting and
And you're right. I don't have a
clue about being a design engineer (although I
have designed some good circuits)
specifically, I've worked with people whose
title was "test engineer" or "production
engineer" although they've had only an
Associate's degree (or not even that).
These guys are long time technicians that were
promoted (to engineer).
I am not trying
to slam people, though. I'm just asking if this
is a common practice in the RF/ microwave world.
P.S.: Potentially destroying a $10,000 Cal
Kit by twisting the standard is not a "small