[AMRadio] A little trivia

w1eof at hamnutz.com w1eof at hamnutz.com
Sat Nov 17 11:54:24 EST 2007

You guys got it. It was meant that you were "cheating" the safety system 
of having the set power off when the back was removed. That was designed 
to keep people from hurting themselves. Keep in mind that in the early 
days of radio/TV it was very common for the average Joe to take his 
tubes out of a set and down to the drugstore to be checked and possibly 
replaced. Maybe a few people got whacked. Or at least that was the fear. 
There was also pressure from the thousands of repair shops too. So we 
had the birth of the "No user serviceable parts inside" age.

And yes Rick, I used to have *TWO* cords in my box: A polarized and a 
non-polarized cord. That was ALL you needed.


Mark W1EOF

Rick Brashear wrote:
> That's my take on it too, guys  Ahhhh.. For the good old days when one
> cheater cord would fit 99.9% of all electronic equipment!
> Rick/K5IAR

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