September 1967 Popular Electronics
Table of Contents
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles
published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
It's time for a few more
electronics-themed comics. This set from four different artists comes from the September
1967 issue of Popular Electronics magazine. Users of modern, solid state radio
gear are not familiar with the kinds of problems that plagued the older vacuum tube equipment
- mainly overheating and a tendency for that smoke that is supposed to remain inside
resistors and capacitors leaking out and breaking the set. One good thing about the overheated
components that help with troubleshooting is that the designers at the factory added
a chemical to give off the unique burnt resistor or capacitor odor that let you sniff
out the faulty part; you know, kind of like the odor added to natural gas (which itself
is odorless) to alert you to a leak. Be sure to use one or more of these in the opening
slides of your next presentation for putting your audience in a good mood. See the full
list of comics at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!
Comics with an Electronics Theme
It Only Hertz!
"Hello, boss? About this radio repair job you sent me on - HELP!"
"There's your trouble!"
"Hey, Mom ... place an ad in Popular Electronics: 'Rig for sale,
never been used over 3 wpm "
Posted October 23, 2018
These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines.
I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized