[AMRadio] A little trivia


Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Fri Nov 16 13:10:55 EST 2007


Why do you consider the cords used on the SB series Cheater Cords. They are
not INTERLOCKS like the cords on the back of TV sets.Do you consider the
cords used on computers these days to be Cheater Cords? They are not.

The cheater cord was a normal TV powercord removed from the back of the set
to use for servicing. This is not true of the Heath cords.

Radio Shack used to sell Cheater Cords!

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"
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Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 9:57 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] A little trivia


> I am not talking about the strain relief grommets but the removable cords
> that are used on the SB-303, the frequency meters, etc.
>
>
> Dave, W3ST - W3CRA
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "rbethman" <rbethman at comcast.net>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> 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"?
> >>>> >>
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