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

November 1963 Popular Electronics

November 1963 Popular Electronics Cover - RF CafeTable of Contents

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"

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"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. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some). 235 pages as of 6/28/2024

 

 

Posted April 22, 2021
(updated from original post on 1/3/2013)

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