Originally Posted by transmitterdan
Is there some significance to the use of the word "should" as opposed to "shall" in ITU parlance? This particular recommendation uses mainly "should" to outline requirements with very few "shall"s.
I cannot speak with any sort of authority about the legal
difference between should
in a recommendation that is published by one organization, and then becomes a federal regulation of the government
of the USA when they incorporate it into the code of federal regulations
I tested a more-than-10-year-old DSC radio
. I was not testing to see if it should
work or if it shall
work. I just tested it to see what would happen when I pushed the DISTRESS
button. I described the results.
I suspect that the issue of should
is something that has a much wider scope
of applicability than what I was testing for.