I agree, Robert, that was how I learned it at ABC-TV Network in the West
66th Street facility.
On 2013-02-06 4:16 PM, Robert Cham wrote:
> Back in the '60s and early '70s, everywhere that I worked the drill
> was ridges to the left. That was because most people are right
> handed, and you check for the ridges with your thumb.
> Bob Cham
>> I have a feeling that all these answers have confused some of the
>> newbies who have never used a double-quarter inch patchboard -- what Lou
>> called a dual pole. This used a pair of tip-sleeve plugs on one plastic
>> base where the two tips were the balanced-circuit conductors and the
>> sleeves were ganged together. There was an edge with ridges on each
>> plastic block which told the operator which tip was which. I always
>> taught that the RIDGES GO TO THE RIGHT. (Both could go to the left but
>> it was better to have every operator do it the same way.) A stereo
>> signal required two patch cords -- one for each channel. So if you have
>> one cord with one end reversed, the two channels would be out of
>> relative phase.
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