[AMRadio] A little trivia


david knepper collinsradio at comcast.net
Fri Nov 16 12:57:04 EST 2007


I am not talking about the strain relief grommets but the removable cords 
that are used on the SB-303, the frequency meters, etc.


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "rbethman" <rbethman at comcast.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
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Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 12:48 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] A little trivia


> 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
>> Collins Radio Association
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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!
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Rick/K5IAR
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