AC power line question

Chip Fetrow tacos at
Thu Jul 5 00:24:35 CDT 2012

Correct, except for the last ting.  The last time I worked in  
broadcasting was 2007.

I still dabble, but not full time currently.

I happen to agree the price of low sulphur diesel has gone through the  
roof.  HOWEVER, if one would buy non-road-taxed diesel, it would not  
have changed that much.

Still, this was in the mid 90s, and it was fact.


On Jul 4, 2012, at 4:54 PM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:

> "Bob Bruninga " <bruninga at> writes:
>>> However, and this is the point of my story,
>>> the road taxed fuel, and the maintenance visit
>>> for a stand-by unit that ran too long, cost less
>>> than half what power normally cost from the
>>> co-op for two weeks.
>> Interesting.  That does not seem possible.  Our experience is about
>> 10 times worse.
>> We have found that the typical home generator can only generate
>> about 4 or 5 kwh per gallon.  At $3.60 cents a gallon, that is at
> Did you miss the parts where Chip said he was running a 50kw
> transmitter (which probably won't run so well off your "typical home
> generator", which runs off of gas, not diesel, anyway)?
> He also hasn't worked in the broadcast industry for in excess of 15
> years.  As you are well aware the cost of diesel and cost of grid
> electricity has not stayed in lockstep in these last years.
> -r

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