[AMRadio] A little trivia


Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Fri Nov 16 12:54:32 EST 2007


The SB series power cords are also not captive to the case.

What Heath cords are we talking about? Their TVs probably had normal TV
powercords. But I have never seen a Heath TV.

Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
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> Interesting!
>
> All Apache's, DX-60s, and Mohawks have the cord held in with one of the
> push-lock plastic holders.  The cabinets DON'T cover THAT area.
>
> You can slide the chassis out ALL day long without disconnecting power.
>
> NOT that one would WANT to though.
>
> Bob - N0DGN
>
> david knepper wrote:
> > 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"
> > <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> > 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
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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!
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