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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and text used on the RF Cafe website are hereby acknowledged.
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.
Here is a little electronics
hobbyist humor in the form a comic series titled "Hobnobbing
with Harbaugh," compliments of Popular Electronics magazine. Dave
Harbaugh drew many comics for technical magazines. For the non-Ham,
QSL is the Q-code for "'I confirm that I received your transmission." You don't
need to be an amateur radio operator to appreciate these comic strips, though. Note
that with it being 1963, the husband and wife are shown sleeping in separate beds
- just like in the TV shows of the era like The Dick Van Dyke Show
and I Love Lucy.
BTW, the kid in the crib is spelling out -..(d) .-(a) -..(d) -..(d) -.--(y).
Hobnobbing with Harbaugh
Those Happy Happy Hams
by Dave Harbaugh
The electric company would like you to
QSL them $200.00"