[AMRadio] Yeeee Hawwww

Bill Guyger bguyger at yahoo.com
Tue May 2 01:32:19 EDT 2017

I'm an engineer for 6 of the radio stations here in Dallas. For about 2 years we had a Chief that didn't know that 6 300pf caps in parallel equaled 1800p. He almost started tearing a Harris (now GatesAir) 3DX 50 apart thinking that those mica caps in the output network were fubar. Fortunately I caught him in time.

Not sure how he got the job in the first place other than he had pictures of the former Director of Engineering with a showboy at NAB in Las Vegas. But then the former DOE asked me why a status power supply in transmitter selector contractor cabinet only had two diodes. Answer..... I used a center tapped filament transformer.  

Cake and ice cream were had in the engineering shop when I deleted Darth Fluffy (the former Chief) from the security access system and the active directory.

Bill AD5OL

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> On May 1, 2017, at 8:14 PM, Geoff <ars.w5omr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 05/01/2017 08:06 PM, Ken Blume wrote:
>> As I recall for Novice in 1956 we had to draw the schematic for a full and half wave power supply & explain the use of the components. Also the circuit for Pierce, Colpitts and Hartley oscillators.
>> Then the formulae to determine the length of various antennas etc. plus the rules and regulations.
> I remember dad saying that when he took the test, in 1936, the requirement from "The Great White Father" was to draw a transmitter schematic, from the oscillator to the final, and label the components and their values.
> ...fast forward 80 years...
> the test is multiple-guess ... and they want to make it 'easier'?
> ....Shaking my head...
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