The tranciever seems to be set up, but Lum figures that Abner isn’t holding up his end of the bargain and not turning the generator fast enough. Maybe Lum hasn’t quite figured out the operating procedure yet? I hope there’s no safety hazards he hasn’t studied up on that could hurt Abner.
To make sure the tranciever is broadcasting OK, Lum gets Cedric to listen in on his radio at home. Will Lum’s mike check broadcast OK? The reports over the phone from Cedric don’t offer any positive signs.
Ben Withers enters to tell about the troubles that he’s having with his new bloodhound. He never realized how hard it is to be a constable. As Abner takes over the tranciever broadcasting, Cedric enters to verify what he did to listen to the radio. What did he overlook?
Note: I once had a Quality Control inspector tag one of my pieces of electronic as inoperable. The tag read: “Does not work in the OFF position.” True story. I think Lum may be in the same boat.