Comics: The Ham... As Seen by Walt Miller
November 1965 Popular Electronics

November 1965 Popular Electronics

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Popular Electronics, published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

This handful of Ham-related comics appeared in the November 1965 issue of Popular Electronics. One of them has an operator using "oboe" as the phonetic alphabet version of the letter "O." Having never seen that before, I did a search and learned that the British Forces in World War II uniquely used "oboe" for the letter "O." Maybe the artist, Walt Miller, was either a member of the British Forces or hung around (or served in the military) with someone that was. For that matter, using "able" for the letter "A" is also a British thing. This Silent English phonetic alphabet is interesting. I guarantee you'll appreciate the others as well, or double your money back.

Comics: The Ham... As Seen by Walt Miller

"WA6OXX mobile, this is WA6ZRG mobile. You've got an extremely strong signal. What's your QTH."  (p56)

"William Able 6 Oboe Zebra Zebra? I pictured you quite differently!"
November 1965 Popular Electronics Comic  (p56)

""???"
November 1965 Popular Electronics Comic  (p56)

""Will it bother you if I vacuum in here?"  (p56)

""Oh, forget it. I can get a new suit any time."  (p56)

 

 

Posted May 17, 2018

 

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