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Hobnobbing with Harbaugh - Those Happy Happy Hams
November 1963 Popular Electronics

November 1963 Popular Electronics

November 1963 Popular Electronics Cover - RF CafeTable of Contents

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. 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.

Hobnobbing with Harbaugh, November 1963 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe

Hobnobbing with Harbaugh


Those Happy Happy Hams

by Dave Harbaugh

 

 

 

 

Harbaugh, Baby speaking Morse Code - RF Cafe Well, tell VK2AX it isn't 12 noon here! - RF Cafe
"Well, tell VK2AX it isn't 12 noon here!"
Harbaugh, The electric company would like you to QSL them $200.00 - RF Cafe
"The electric company would like you to QSL them $200.00"
Harbaugh, Wait a minute ... , he's lowering your antenna - RF Cafe
"Wait a minute ... , he's lowering your antenna"

 

 

Posted January 3, 2013

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