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    Kirt Blattenberger,

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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 World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps while typing up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got Mail" when a new message arrived...

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Hobnobbing with Harbaugh - Those Happy Happy Hams
November 1963 Popular Electronics

November 1963 Popular Electronics

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Popular Electronics, published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

Here is a little electronics hobbyist humor in the form a comic series titled "Hobnobbing with Harbaugh," compliments of Popular Electronics magazine. Dave Harbaugh drew many comics for technical magazines. For the non-Ham, QSL is the Q-code for "'I confirm that I received your transmission." You don't need to be an amateur radio operator to appreciate these comic strips, though. Note that with it being 1963, the husband and wife are shown sleeping in separate beds - just like in the TV shows of the era like The Dick Van Dyke Show and I Love Lucy. BTW, the kid in the crib is spelling out -..(d) .-(a) -..(d) -..(d) -.--(y).

 

Hobnobbing with Harbaugh

Hobnobbing with Harbaugh, November 1963 Popular Electronics - RF CafeThose Happy Happy Hams

by Dave Harbaugh

Harbaugh, The electric company would like you to QSL them $200.00 - RF Cafe

The electric company would like you to QSL them $200.00"

Well, tell VK2AX it isn't 12 noon here! - RF Cafe

"Well, tell VK2AX it isn't 12 noon here!"

Harbaugh, Baby speaking Morse Code - RF Cafe

"Dah-dit-dit, dit-dah, dah-dit-dit, dah-dit-dit, dah-dit-dah-dah!"

Harbaugh, Wait a minute ... , he's lowering your antenna - RF Cafe

"Wait a minute ... , he's lowering your antenna"

These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines:

 

 

Posted April 22, 2021(original 1/3/2013)

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