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Author Topic: What the Heck Is a Tel-Er-Ex Yagi?  (Read 779 times)
K0OD
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« on: June 01, 2009, 06:36:59 PM »

Question I've had for a half century!

Why do MANY hams pronounce "Telrex" (the venerable yagi maker) as "Tel-er-ex?" Just this week I heard it pronounced that way 3 or 4 times on the air.

Hams sometimes spell it that way too. Google returns:
"telrex beam" 164 times
"telerex beam" 29 times

Many who use the 3-syllable version own the product. Is there an explanation?
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K0OD
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 06:40:32 PM »

whoops, this was supposed to go into Tower Talk! Sorry.
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PULLRAFTT
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 05:23:57 AM »

Why do people spell telex tel-er-ex? Hmm, good question.

Why do people post in the wrong forum? hmm, another good question...
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N0YXB
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 01:48:19 PM »

The same way we butcher Yaesu and Yagi, both of which are Japanese words pronounced differently than most of us pronounce them.  Not a complaint, just something I find amusing.

Vince
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WD4AOG
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2009, 09:35:15 AM »

Where are the posts of substance please?
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K0OD
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2009, 10:34:18 AM »

"whoops, this was supposed to go into Tower Talk! Sorry."

Actually the Tower Talk version of this tread turned out pretty interesting I thought.
http://www.eham.net/forums/TowerTalk/18172
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