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February 1966 Popular Electronics

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It's the Friday before Christmas vacation and nobody is thinking about work. If you are stopping by RF Cafe to kill time until the boss lets you go home (early, preferably), thanks for thinking of us. Not that you really need something to get you in a festive mood, but here are a few funny amateur radio-themed comics from a 1966 issue of Popular Electronics magazine, compliments of artist Buz Holland. When I saw the comic with the parrot squawking CQ while including his call sign - WA4YKK - my first thought was to check the FCC's Universal License System (ULS) to see to whom it belongs, and then I realized it was the artist's (though no longer assigned).

Comics: There's One in Every Crowd

By Buz Holland WA4YKK

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"And then she threw all my QSL cards into the fire."

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"I'm studying this manual on transistors."

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"Must be on the YL net again ... he never talks to me like that."

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"CQ. CQ. CQ. CQ. CQ, WA4YKK. CQ. CQ, CQ, CQ. CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ ........"

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"Move, Cathy. I'm taking a picture for my QSL card."



Posted December 21, 2018

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

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