Electronics-Themed Comics
March 1953 Radio-Electronics

March 1953 Radio-Electronics

March 1953 Radio-Electronics Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Electronics, published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

If you look through the hundreds of technology-themed comics that appeared various electronics magazines, many deal with the trials and tribulations of television repair and service. That is because in the introductory era of TVs, people were, understandably, infatuated with being able to not just hear but see what was happening in the broadcast. Radios and phonographs got a lot of coverage as well. Storylines involving a guy on the roof installing or repairing an antenna were considered particularly funny, especially if it depicted someone hanging precariously from a lead-in cable or a ladder rung. This comic addresses the all-too-common situation where sometimes a better picture was obtained using a makeshift antenna than with a bona fide, professionally designed antenna. There is a plethora of photos and drawings showing wire coat hangers, aluminum foil geometries, and people standing in contortionist positions in an effort to get decent reception.


Electronics-Themed Comics, March 1953 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"Wottaya mean, the reception was better a minute ago?

I had the lead-in attached to the lightning rod."

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