[AMRadio] A little trivia

Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Fri Nov 16 11:12:00 EST 2007

A cheater cord was used by early TV repairmen to bypass the interlock used
on early TV sets. The power cord on these sets were rivited to the back
panel and when you romoved the panel you removed the power to the set. I
have not had a TV set apart since 1984!

Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Brashear" <rickbras at airmail.net>
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Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 7:22 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] A little trivia

> What is the origin of the name "cheater cord"?
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> Rick/K5IAR
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