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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The Internet was still largely an unknown entity at the time and not much was available in the form of WYSIWYG ...

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November 1948 Radio & Television News

November 1948 Radio & TV News
November 1948 Radio & Television News Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

These articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the Radio & Television News magazine. Here is a list of the Radio & Television News articles I have already posted. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

These three electronics-themed comics appeared in the November 1948 issue of Radio & Television News magazine. You don't need to be of the era in order to appreciate the humor, but Millennials might need a little assistance with the second one. That contraption sitting the desk is called a 'turntable,' and it used to play audio media called 'records' by spinning them at a certain rate (33-1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm), while that horizontal lever called a 'tone arm' held a piezoelectric needle in the grooved tracks of the record. The joke here is the guy having to spin his head while trying to read the printed label. I'm just joshing the Millennials, of course, since they use spinning disks called CDs and DVDs for listening to music - or do they? Is everyone now using solid state drives in tablets and smartphones for storing music? Oh shoot, the 8-track player is dragging on my "The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt" tape - back in a minute...

 
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Something is wrong! - RF Cafe

"Something is wrong!" - page 88

The name of the selection now playing is . . . . - RF Cafe

"The name of the selection now playing is . . . .  !" - page 153

This is the last time I handle hot radios - RF Cafe

"I lifted a lot of things in my life - But this is the last time I handle hot radios!" - page 156

 

Posted December 11, 2015

 

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