|[AMRadio] A little trivia|
ka1kaq at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 10:28:23 EST 2007
Should've added that it was considered 'cheating' since you were
powering the set without the back in place. Also heard it was related
to 'cheating death' everytime you successfully used one.
On Nov 16, 2007 10:27 AM, Todd, KA1KAQ <ka1kaq at gmail.com> wrote:
> Rick -
> My understanding is that it came about in the TV servicing community,
> from using cords from old sets to work on a set with the back off
> (since most TV set backs had the cord clipped into place, removing
> power from the set when you removed the back).
> That doesn't mean it's true, just how I remember it. (o:
> ~ Todd, KA1KAQ
> On Nov 16, 2007 10:22 AM, Rick Brashear <rickbras at airmail.net> wrote:
> > What is the origin of the name "cheater cord"?
> > No fair Googling!
> > Rick/K5IAR
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