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November 1940 QST

November 1940 QST

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These articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the ARRL's QST magazine. Here is a list of the QST articles I have already posted. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

The weekend is over and it's time to hunker down for five long days of grueling work. Most of the electronics-themed comics that appeared in QST magazine were associated directly with particular columns. For example, the cartoons featuring "Jeeves," the overtaxed manservant of a never-seen house master, was part of the "How's DX" feature. Drawn by artist Phil Glidersleeve (aka "Gil"), W1CJD, poor Jeeves was often found doing his boss's will in the most precarious situation with intemperate weather making his assignments tough to complete. Situations involving Podunk Hollow Radio Club were frequent subjects of Gil's drawing pen as well. If the fellow Ham in the page 13 comic trying to find an errant peanut tube was bad, he'd really fret over today's grain-of-salt size components. Enjoy.

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"Now where did that new peanut tube go?"
(Page 13)

Now where did that new peanut tube go? (November 1940 QST, p56) - RF Cafe

"13,268 turns on that secondary and you may have the rest of the afternoon off, Jeeves"
(Page 56)

 

 

Posted January 23, 2023
(updated from original post on 4/25/2016)


These Technically−Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some).

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