[AMRadio] A little trivia


david knepper collinsradio at comcast.net
Fri Nov 16 13:16:41 EST 2007


Sorry, but with over 40 years of experience in the radio-tv business, they 
are cheater cords.

A cheater cord is one that is interchangeable from set to set - just like 
those used on tape records, etc.

Who cares anyway - I have got to get to work.





----- 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 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] A little trivia


> 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"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> 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
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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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