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Posted: 04/01/22 02:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is your best campfire joke? Let's Hear em!

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I have a lot of jokes and some of 'em are true.
none of 'em are campfire however.

Display of an old "Spark Gap" radio transmitter
One viewer ask "What does this button do"
It discharged the high voltage capacitor is what it did.
(Imagine a small lightning bolt).
Person who pushed the button was instantly on the other side of the room half way up the wall True story. I was standing beside him when he pushed the button.. I did not move (Well might have startled a bit but did not run)


Home was where I park it. but alas the.
2005 Damon Intruder 377 Alas declared a total loss
after a semi "nicked" it. Still have the radios
Kenwood TS-2000, ICOM ID-5100, ID-51A+2, ID-880 REF030C most times


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Hahahaha, that's almost mean. We used to get the new guys to hold the terminals on a TA-312 and give it a crank.

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The above reminds me.....

If you did much photography before heavy transistors came along, and you needed a high power strobe, it was probably powered by a brick heavy 510V battery. These were expensive but fortunately lasted a pretty good time. They did not have visible terminals, and the terminals they did have were under cellophane that would be punctured when the battery was installed.

A friend arrived as I was changing a flash battery. He looked it over the removed piece and asked if was really a 510V battery. To this I replied that it was, but it was dead now.

I was dealing with other things and heard the scream.

He had picked up the leads of my meter and less than carefully put the points through the terminal covers.

Yes, the battery was "dead", it was down to about 450V.

Matt


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A sailor, his bride and their black dogs (one dear dog is waiting for us at the bridge) going to see some dry places that have Geocaches in a coach made the year we married.


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Matt_Colie wrote:

The above reminds me.....

If you did much photography before heavy transistors came along, and you needed a high power strobe, it was probably powered by a brick heavy 510V battery. These were expensive but fortunately lasted a pretty good time. They did not have visible terminals, and the terminals they did have were under cellophane that would be punctured when the battery was installed.

A friend arrived as I was changing a flash battery. He looked it over the removed piece and asked if was really a 510V battery. To this I replied that it was, but it was dead now.

I was dealing with other things and heard the scream.


Hahahahahahaha

He had picked up the leads of my meter and less than carefully put the points through the terminal covers.

Yes, the battery was "dead", it was down to about 450V.

Matt


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