[AMRadio] A little trivia


Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Fri Nov 16 10:49:38 EST 2007


Gosh now I feel old/odd.  My first job outside the family business was 
helping  in a TV repair shop, about 1954.  You guys speak as if you 
barely remember.

Jim/W5JO





>I think it goes back to the day of early TV sets were the cord female 
>plug was riveted to the back plate. I remember a TV tech at our house 
>around 1951 complaining that he left his cheater cord back at the shop.
>
> Carl
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Rick Brashear" <rickbras at airmail.net>
> To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'" 
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> Subject: [AMRadio] A little trivia
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>> What is the origin of the name "cheater cord"?
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>> Rick/K5IAR
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