Posted on January 4, 2013
What seemed to happen was different than what actually happened. Here is my story.
On a sunny morning at the desk, 1680 AM brought a very interesting discussion about how truckers are underpaid for their services, when all at once the transmitter went off like a blown fuse. Only background static remained.
At least that was my first thought.
The AMT5000 had never failed like this, and I was terrified at the prospect that my favorite part 15 transmitter had so abruptly gone down.
But what really happened was that my arm had pushed a notebook against the big silver tuning knob on the radio and switched to 1690 AM.
By tuning back to 1680 the world was repaired, and I was free to wonder if the accident had been a “sign”, as many superstitious people might think, and if so, a sign of what?
Then all at once I knew what to do. Go immediately to part15.us and warn others about the hazard of notebooks being too close to tuning knobs.