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Electronics-Themed Comics
May 1969 and April 1960 Electronics World

When I saw this first electronics-themed comic in the May 1959 issue of Electronics World, my first thought was how most people today probably cannot relate to the task of installing and adjusting a rooftop antenna for televisions. Ditto for FM antennas. Most people who still watch TV use cable, although some have satellite TV. Then I thought about how Ham radio operators are the last vestige of civilians who rely on antennas and over-the-air radio communications (other than the world's 4.5 billion cellphone users who don't realize their phones are radios). Television antenna design and installation was never a high-tech sport for typical homeowners as it is for Amateurs; it was just a necessary nuisance. Finally, it occurred to me than for a growing number of Hams (much to the chagrin of "real" Hams) the Internet (e.g., WinLink) is playing an important role in long distance message exchanges. Maybe the mode should be dubbed Cable Access Ham Radio (CAHR), akin to Community Cable Television (CATV, aka cable TV). I think I heard Hiram Percy Maxim rolling over in his grave as I finished typing that ;-)

Electronics-Themed Comics

May 1959 Electronics World

May 1959 Electronics World Cover - RF Cafe Table of Contents 

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Electronics World, published May 1959 - December 1971. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Electronics-Themed Comic May 1959 Electronics World (p110) - RF Cafe

"OK, Joe. That's perfect, tighten her up!"

May 1959 Electronics World (p110)

April 1960 Electronics World

April 1960 Electronics World Cover - RF Cafe Table of Contents 

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Electronics World, published May 1959 - December 1971. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Electronics-Themed Comic pril 1960 Electronics World (p113) - RF Cafe

"I'd like to see something that requires smaller payments."

April 1960 Electronics World (p113) "

 

 

Posted July 31, 2018


These Technically−Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some).

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Kirt Blattenberger - RF Cafe Webmaster

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1996 - 2024

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Kirt Blattenberger,

BSEE | KB3UON

RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps while tying up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got Mail" when a new message arrived...

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