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    sailor

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    Trivia question for younger board members.

    Post by sailor on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:19 am

    If you know the answer to this question please hold up posting for a couple of days and let the younger board members guess. Don't Google it, try to figure it out on your own and post your guesses.
    Here it is. Tubes require high voltage but the old tube car radios only had 6 or 12 volt batteries as a power source. How did they deal with this problem?

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    Re: Trivia question for younger board members.

    Post by Bob Latino on Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:35 pm

    I know the answer but I'm gonna keep it a secret - lol ..

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    Post by Captain Coconut on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:24 pm

    I'm neither young, nor do I know the answer. Now I'm depressed. Crying or Very sad

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    Post by kygeezer on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:53 pm

    I, too, know the answer and even remember tearing up - oops, I mean disassembling such radios!

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    Re: Trivia question for younger board members.

    Post by Bob Latino on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:59 pm

    Captain Coconut wrote:I'm neither young, nor do I know the answer. Now I'm depressed. Crying or Very sad

    Clue > What item is used more by an UNMARRIED female than a MARRIED female ? lol!

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    Post by Captain Coconut on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:02 pm

    Bob Latino wrote:
    Captain Coconut wrote:I'm neither young, nor do I know the answer. Now I'm depressed. Crying or Very sad

    Clue > What item is used more by an UNMARRIED female than a MARRIED female ? lol!

    Bob

    Ummmm .... a condom? scratch

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    Post by kygeezer on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:18 pm

    Bob, I can't comment on your hint without making it easier.

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    Re: Trivia question for younger board members.

    Post by Bob Latino on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:27 pm

    Next clue .... Acronym > BNI

    Remember .. If you look all this up on the internet then you cheated ..

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    Re: Trivia question for younger board members.

    Post by bcinnamon on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:33 pm

    Hint 3: what do you plug a home solar array into?

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    Post by ArlanB on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:52 pm

    Another hint: Using the radio in your vehicle always had a teltale "HUM" eminating from the dashboard created by the item in question. I know from experience that you can run down the battery very quickly without the engine running.

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    Re: Trivia question for younger board members.

    Post by anbitet66 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:29 pm

    Clue > What item is used more by an UNMARRIED female than a MARRIED female ?

    Bob

    Unmarried? You haven't met my wife. Woke up to the sound of a jackhammer near by one morning. That's what I thought until I looked in her undies drawer. The thing nearly jumped out and bit me! Laughing

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    Post by buchela on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:51 pm

    Cheese wheeze, I must be the young one, so it must be a DUI, I mean a UID.....cryogenated ?

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    Re: Trivia question for younger board members.

    Post by hawaii.ken on Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:25 am

    LOL

    I scavenged a car radio in my teens so I know the answer.

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    Post by sailor on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:21 am

    What looks like a can capacitor but plugs in like a tube and goes hum. Hum, I guess that is the point or points of the whole discussion.

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    Post by sailor on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:33 am

    Actually hint 3 above would be an inverter which was way, way to high tech for these radios. Remember no semiconductors. They had to shake, rattle, and roll in a different way. Hum, I wander how.

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    Post by Windup on Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:17 pm

    A vacuum?

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    Post by Windup on Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:27 pm

    I just crack myself up... :-D

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    Post by Luddite on Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:55 pm

    Kind of like an inverted heavy metal rock band DC/AC

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    Post by bcinnamon on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:03 pm

    Dynamo Hum?

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    Re: Trivia question for younger board members.

    Post by nmchiefsfan on Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:03 pm

    A generator on the wheels. The fast you went, the more B+ you generated!

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    Post by sailor on Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:28 pm

    Tomorrow morning I will post a site that has pictures and a full explanation. The battery is the power source. The point I made in an earlier post probably is lost on anyone who has not worked on a 1975 or older car.
    This has been fun.

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    Re: Trivia question for younger board members.

    Post by quadaptor on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:57 pm

    Until then I will be waiting with bated breath wondering how you tune in a good FM station with a condom? Gee, I don't think even McGiver ever pulled that one off (no pun intended).

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    Re: Trivia question for younger board members.

    Post by Tom on Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:27 am

    I think I know the answer but will wait. Plus, the guesses and hints are WAY too much fun.

    Was wondering though, why worry about DC when there's an AC supply available onboard so to speak?

    Or is that the answer?

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    Re: Trivia question for younger board members.

    Post by sailor on Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:45 am

    Cars in the old days had DC generators so there was no AC source in the car. The word we are looking for is vibrator. Not the kind with the motor that goes hum but one with points that click off and on and goes hum. The switching off and on created an AC supply out of DC so it could be sent to a transformer to get the needed voltage. Transistor radios don't need the high voltage and can run directly off the battery.
    If you look at an old radio you would probably mistake it for a can capacitor but they plugged into a socket like a tube. My father, a TV repair man, replaced tons of these on truckers radios who burned them up on a regular basses. Thanks everyone it's been a lot of fun, the link has pictures and goes into detail.
    Speaking of vibrators, if you want an unbelievable story look up why the other kind of vibrator was invented and by whom. Hint, look up the treatment by doctors for a no longer accepted health problem called Female Hysteria around the 1900. I guess you could say it's now a home remedy.

    http://oddmix.com/tech/vct_vibrator_anode_supplies.html

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    Re: Trivia question for younger board members.

    Post by Tom on Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:20 am

    Oh, alternators didn't show up until the 50's - my "youth"(?!?) is showing. Embarassed

    No reason to get hysterical. Netflix the movie. Very Happy

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1435513/

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