September 1969 Electronics Illustrated
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history
of early electronics. See articles from Electronics Illustrated, published May 1958
- November 1972. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
Found in what is
the first issue of Electronics Illustrated magazine that I have bought
are these Amateur radio related comics entitled, "Over and Out." The cartoonist's
signature is simply "Rodrigues," which according to a Google search might be
Rodrigues (who also contributed to other tech magazines as well as to National
Lampoon). I have to admit to needing to look up the "Yanqui aggressors" thing
on the one comic, and then it made sense: Yanqui= Yankee. The last comic with the
parrot is pretty funny; it's sort of the Ham radio equivalent to an auto-repeat
telephone dialer like what you would use to call into a radio show during a listener
Over and Out - Amateur Radio Comics
"If I can't say anything good about a person, Vivian, I switch
over to CW. "
"Okay on us being imperialist Yanqui aggressors, Carlos, and
Oil the CIA invasion at the Bay of Pigs and on the tremendous sugar harvest you're
having down there in Cuba ...'"
"And so, fellow hams, if I'm elected president of the ARRL ...
"Yes, as a matter of fact when mommy brought me in for the exam
the people at the FCC were a little surprised. "
"CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ 20 meters; CQ,CQ,CQ, CQ 20; CQ, CQ, CQ,
CQ, CQ 20 meters; CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ 20: CQ 20; CQ 20 meters ... "
Posted July 29, 2020
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