Supporting Amateur Radio Emergency Communications


True or False

An elephant was electrocuted by Thomas Edison in the early days of electric service?


Urban legend is that Edison staged the electrocution of a Luna Park Zoo elephant (one already slated for euthanasia), to show the dangers of competitor Westinghouse’s alternating current (AC) system. In the end, though, the long-distance-transmission advantages of AC won out over Edison’s direct current.
The correct story can be had from the link below:

Thanks to all that checked into the net. Special thanks to Gary (W6NVY) for use of the repeater.


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