Pet Pieve with Amateur Radio

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by AG1W, Sep 23, 2018.

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  1. AG1W

    AG1W Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ok, I have a pet pieve with Amateur Radio, we all have them right? No not CW but with manufactures, Imknow it is just marketing. If it is Amateur Radio why are there so many xxx8xx PRO Models being marketed? OK go back to having a great Sunday fighting propagation.



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  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    It's for professional amateurs, not rank amateur amateurs :)

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  3. KK5JY

    KK5JY Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I see that stuff a lot in the audio market, as well -- you know, the market that equips Saturday night karaoke? :D
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  4. KA0HCP

    KA0HCP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    What about clean, sweet smelling amateurs? ;)
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  5. AD5HR

    AD5HR Ham Member QRZ Page

    They're called YLs and XYLs
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  6. W4ZD

    W4ZD Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Love them (X)YLs. Heck, I even married one. :D
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  7. HB9FUH

    HB9FUH Ham Member QRZ Page

    My pet peeve is people who don't use spell check...

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  8. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    Eye used spel cheque.
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  9. K9STH

    K9STH Platinum Subscriber Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page


    Spell check can also cause problems.

    In this country, there are a fair number of Civil War re-enactments and those are often called "black powder" events because black powder is used in the weapons (firing blanks) instead of modern smokeless powder.

    Then, there are civil rights events sometimes called "black power" events.

    Several years ago, there was a large Civil War re-enactment to which thousands of announcements were mailed out to promote the event and get the largest number of participants possible. These announcements were prepared by a commercial advertising company. Because "black powder" plays an important part in such events, the words "black powder" were displayed in very large type promoting a "black powder event".

    However, the "spell check" used by the advertising company changed "black powder" into "black power" and no one caught the change. As such, thousands of announcements were sent out inviting the re-enactors to participate in a "black power" event! When the announcements started arriving in the mail, complaints started coming in to the event organizers. Of course, the event sponsors immediately contacted the advertising company about the problem. The advertising company had to mail out replacement announcement with the correct wording and also had to include an apology for the mistake and all at the company's expense. Of course, the company was not happy to have not only to print revised announcement but to also have to pay for the postage. But, it was definitely the failure of the company to actually review what was being published and make sure that the information is correct.

    Glen, K9STH
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  10. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    A "spell check" program would not correct "black powder" to "black power", since powder and power are both legitimate words. Spell check just looks for spelling errors and corrects those, or notifies you that it is incorrect. "Powder" is not incorrect, some actual person had to make that error.
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