[RDD] The 19th Century Computer

Scott Foster scottf at salemradiolabs.com
Thu Sep 6 11:09:07 EDT 2007

And it was a nice warm pool, speaking from experience.

Scott Foster
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From: "Stephen J. McCracken" <sjmccracky at cox.net>
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> Michael Barnes wrote:
>> Initially a good laugh.  But after thinking about it a few minutes, the
>> water circulation pumps power consumption should be far less than the
>> demands of heavy A/C units.  Maybe something like this would be good for
>> transmitter cooling?  Of course, it would have to be monitored
>> frequently.  What better way to monitor than to run out to the
>> transmitter site every couple of days for a dip in the pool?
> Actually the water cooled shortwave transmitters for HCJB in Ecuador was
> used to heat a swimming pool there.  Now that the transmissions have
> been cut back, the pool is a little cold for swimming anymore.
> sjm
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