Featured Product Archive
The inventions and products featured on these pages were chosen either for their
uniqueness in the RF engineering realm, or are simply awesome (or ridiculous) enough
to warrant an appearance.
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Since the inception of e-mail and
online greeting card providers, the mailing of "real" Christmas cards has diminished
precipitously. Being an old guy, I still appreciate opening the "real" mailbox at
the end of my driveway and finding "real" Christmas cards inside. Melanie and I
still send "real" Christmas cards every year.
Many companies (particularly those which
are not publically traded on the stock market and answer to trouble-maker
stockholders) still send "real" Christmas cards to clients.
Axiom Test Equipment, a
long-time RF Cafe sponsor, is one of those companies. This year, along with a very
nice Christmas card, the great folks there sent me undoubtedly the coolest custom-designed
calendar I have ever seen - the Axiom Test
Equipment 2022 Top Hits Calendar.
As you can see in the images below, the "Top Hits" theme borrowed off some well-known
Top 40 type bands whose names lend themselves to slight alteration for matching
with some the gear handled by Axiom Test Equipment. I particularly like the "AC/DC
Loads" meme (AC/DC) for the
January calendar page, and also the December page featuring the Transient Generator
Orchestra (Trans−Siberian Orchestra).
A couple of the months' bands are admittedly not as familiar to me (I told you I'm
an old guy), such as February and September. Some memes are more esoteric than others,
such as for April (hint: artist P.F.) and October (hint: artist's real name is Kennedy
William Gordy). January is from my era (1960 & 1970s), as are April, May, June,
and July. Millennial and Gen−Xers will recognize the others. BTW, I still have and
regularly play my 45 rpm and 33-1/3 rpm vinyl.
Test Equipment invites you to contact them if your would like one of
these 2022 Top Hits Calendars.
2022 Top Hits Calendar - Front Cover
2022 Top Hits Calendar - January
2022 Top Hits Calendar - Back Cover
2022 Top Hits Calendar - December
Transient Generator Orchestra
Axiom Test Equipment
2610 Commerce Way
Vista, CA 92081 USA
Posted December 10, 2021