are a couple good Christmas-themed comics from the January 1942 issue of the American
Radio Relay League's (ARRL) monthly magazine, QST.
Ironically, the "Old Year" Father Time with the sickle would not have been able
to legally key that transmitter by the time readers had received this edition, because
the U.S. government shut down all amateur radio transmissions (except a few specially
sanctioned civil defense units) immediately after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
on December 7th of the previous year (see "War Comes").
Although, he would probably have received special dispensation from the FCC
permitting him to send.
January 1942 QST
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles
QST, published December 1915 - present (visit ARRL
for info). All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
Amateur Radio Theme Comics
"Giver 'er the gain, Pop, le'see what she's got!" (page
"Set that new directive outfit in place while yer up there, will you OM?" (page
Here are a few other Christmas-related items on RF Cafe:
Posted December 16, 2020
(updated from original post on 12/17/2015)