[AMRadio] More electricity

Joe A. Taylor n4nas1 at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 28 18:40:00 EST 2007

In the mid-60s  A few of us "science nerds" wore "hush puppy shoes", the ones with deep crepe sponge soles and heels.   One of us would crank an old Wimhurst generator and another would "get charged", the third guy would open all the doors  and the  cheerleader hunt  was on.    Range was only about 15 feet for a really good squeal, but occasionally prey would be had.>> Joe << n4nas1 at hotmail.com > From: hbco2 at sbcglobal.net> To: amradio at mailman.qth.net> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] More electricity> Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 16:34:12 -0800> > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <DOXEMF at aol.com>> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>> > > When I was in High School Voc.Tech. in the late 60's we used to charge> up a good axial H.V. electrolytic with the leads wrapped around the ends and> say .... catch, to an unspecting classmate.> > We also did the,... hold on to two can lytics with the cans connected to> the cap tester, a big CDE, and see how high the leakage test voltage would> get before letting go.> >> > Betcha I'm not the only one with these type memories ;)> >> > Bill,> > KB3DKS/1> > One wonders how many people have been left with a deep sense of awe and fear> due their unfortunate early contact with electricity. Seems this was> something of a very wide practice. Maybe that is why there aren't any> electric shops left in High Schools. ;^)> > Bill> > ______________________________________________________________> AMRadio mailing list> List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html> List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio> Partner Website: http://www.amfone.net> Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.html> Post: mailto:AMRadio at mailman.qth.net> To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with> the word unsubscribe in the message body.

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