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December 1932 QST

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from QST, published December 1915 - present (visit ARRL for info). All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

As you can see by these vintage electronics-themed comics from a 1930's edition of QST magazine, both the technology and the style of humor has changed over the past century (nearly). One of the more obvious differences is the comic where the woman is traipsing home with a high voltage insulator for her husband's antenna. Today there is almost no place a person can walk into a local Ham equipment supply shop to pick up anything. Both were drawn by the fabled Phil Glidersleeve (aka "Gil"), W1CJD. For some unknown (to me) reason, you almost never find a comic published in QST. Maybe the ARRL's lawyers have advised the publisher not to publish any kind of humor lest one person somewhere be offended and try to make trouble. If so, it is yet another case of the miniscule minority dictating the way everyone else lives.

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"It's Still the Same Old Game"
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Posted August 29, 2022
(updated from original post on 9/5/2016)


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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