December 1932 QST
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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.
As you can see by these vintage electronics-themed
comics from a 1930's edition of QST magazine, both the technology and the
style of humor has changed over the past century (nearly). One of the more obvious
differences is the comic where the woman is traipsing home with a high voltage insulator
for her husband's antenna. Today there is almost no place a person can walk into
a local Ham equipment supply shop to pick up anything. Both were drawn by the fabled
Phil Glidersleeve (aka "Gil"), W1CJD. For some unknown (to me) reason, you almost
never find a comic published in QST. Maybe the ARRL's lawyers have advised
the publisher not to publish any kind of humor lest one person somewhere be offended
and try to make trouble. If so, it is yet another case of the miniscule minority
dictating the way everyone else lives.
Electronics Themed Comics
"It's Still the Same Old Game"
Posted August 29, 2022
(updated from original post on 9/5/2016)