[AMRadio] Stock or modify? BC rig "value"


W4AWM at aol.com W4AWM at aol.com
Tue May 30 21:59:39 EDT 2006


In a message dated 5/30/2006 21:49:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
k2pg at worldnet.att.net writes:

> The plate transformer in a
> typical 1 kW tubed transmitter can deliver sufficient voltage and current to
> run an electric chair. YOU COULD GET KILLED!

It isn't the voltage that kills, it's the current.  You could get fried on a 
12V battery if it gets you in the right place. But interlocks were put there 
for a purpose and defeating them is dumb, risky, foolish, idiotic and down 
right dangerous. For that matter, you can get fried wiorking on a receiver, too! 
"Switch to safety!"

73, 

John,  W4AWM



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