[AMRadio] A little trivia


Donald Sanders w4bws at comcast.net
Fri Nov 16 11:33:27 EST 2007


Well many of the cords were riveted but if you were lucky they were held
with a "U" clip and it could be pulled off with needle nose pliers.

Healthfully yours,
                          Don W4BWS
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Macklin" <macklinbob at msn.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] A little trivia


> 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
> K5MYJ
> Seattle, Wa,
> "Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Rick Brashear" <rickbras at airmail.net>
> To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'"
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> Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 7:22 AM
> 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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