manualman at juno.com
Wed Apr 11 12:36:41 EDT 2007
We sold lots of those wireless broadcaster's over the years. Lots of
strange stories when some were returned for blowing house fuses, tripping
circuit breakers, some nasty jolts, etc.
On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 11:31:43 -0600 "John Lyles" <jtml at losalamos.com>
> Confession time?
> I had a Laf-a-Lot (Lafayette) 2 tube wireless broadcaster, hot
> chassis and all, which I connected to a wire and made it out to one
> block away. I had a junky turntable, a really old Mike, and a couple
> of toggle switches as my mixer. Only had a few 45 rpm records back
> then, so my programming was rather limited. Everything was fine
> until I connected the input jack of the transmitter to the speaker
> jack of my Knight Kit Star Roamer, trying to rebroadcast shortwave
> over medium wave. The sparks flew as i grounded the chassis of the
> transmitter, not having correctly polarized outlets in my parents
> 100 year old house.
> Next I tried ham radio, that seemed to be the ticket....
> > > Coverage, coverage, coverage! What memories you had me
> > > Anyone else do the "Cutting Edge" in the AM bands?
> > >
> > > 73 Robert W4RL
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