[AMRadio] A little trivia


david knepper collinsradio at comcast.net
Fri Nov 16 12:39:00 EST 2007


Wrong.

Dave, W3ST - W3CRA
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----- 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 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] A little trivia


> The Heath cords were not cheater cords. They were not attached to the case
> as the TV cord were. There was no attempt to keep you from powering the 
> unit
> with the cover removed.
>
> Bob Macklin
> K5MYJ
> Seattle, Wa,
> "Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "david knepper" <collinsradio at comcast.net>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 7:59 AM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] A little trivia
>
>
>> What do you call those cords used on Heathkits?  Cheater cords, too!
>>
>> Some top-gun at Heathkit must have been a TV repairman.
>>
>>
>> Dave, W3ST - W3CRA
>> Collins Radio Association
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>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
>> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
>> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
>> 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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