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A Radioman's Nightmare
March 1945 QST Poetry

March 1945 QST

March 1945 QST Cover - RF CafeTable of Contents

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.

Another sampling of electronics poetry, circa 1945...

BTW, for those unfamiliar with "Mairzy Doats," the song is a comical slurring of words that make new, nonsensical words in the process. 'Mairzy Doats', for instance, is a slurring of 'Mares Eat Oats,' 'And Liddle Lamzy Divey' is really 'And Little Lambs Eat Ivy." "Mairzy Doats" was written in 1943.

A Radioman's Nightmare

Gary, Indiana Editor, QST:

 

The following poem was written by S. W. Scott of Los Angeles. It is intended to be sung to the tune of "Mairzy Doats" - if you haven't forgotten that one by now:

 

A.C. volts
And D.C. volts

Here are a few other electronics-themed poems:

 • "Power Supply," by Eileen Corridan

 • "Ravin," by Meyer Dolinko

 • "Pre-Radio," by Simpson Sasserath

 • "A Radioman's Nightmare," by Editor, QST

 • "Unpopular Electronics," by Saunder Harris

 • "More 'Tower' to You," by David Moore

 

And little ohms and amperes.
A little inductance, too,
Wouldn't Q.

 

With micromhos And E.C.O.'s
And little microfarads,
I'm more than a little nuts.
Aren't you?

 

If these terms sound queer
And screwy to your ear,
A bit off resonance and freaky,
Say LCR and A.V.C.,
I think my condenser is leaky.

 

Ohmzy's Laws
And Kirchoff's bores­This
is a little crazy. Radio's crazy, too.
Aren't μ.?

- Anton Varga,jr. RM1c, W9WIB

 

 

 

Posted May 29, 2011