[AMRadio] A little trivia


david knepper collinsradio at comcast.net
Fri Nov 16 10:59:39 EST 2007


What do you call those cords used on Heathkits?  Cheater cords, too!

Some top-gun at Heathkit must have been a TV repairman.


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
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Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] A little trivia


> Early TV days, so the repairman could take the back off and plug in the 
> "cheater cord" to make the set work.  The AC cord on the set was fastened 
> to the back and came off when the back was removed.  The cheater cord was 
> carried with the repairman and used to power the set, cheating the AC 
> input.
>
> Jim/W5JO
>
>
>
> Subject: [AMRadio] A little trivia
>
>
>> What is the origin of the name "cheater cord"?
>>
>> No fair Googling!
>>
>>
>> Rick/K5IAR
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