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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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January 1951 Radio-Electronics

January 1951 Radio-Electronics

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Electronics, published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

The January 1951 issue of Radio-Electronics magazine had a big collection of electronics-themed comics - five of them. All of them are pretty good, and you don't need to have been there during the early TV era to appreciate the humor. The comic from page 127 is a good first step in troubleshooting for today, and is usually at the top of the problem solving section of consumer gear throughout the electronic age. The page 126 comic is an oft-used gag for garage-related funnies. Although not directly related, it reminds me of how early wireless garage door openers had their antennas stretched underneath of the car, as mentioned in other articles, including "The New Radio Garage Door Opener."

Electronics-Themed Comics

Electronics-Themed Comics (p82), January 1951 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"...'n press this for close-ups."
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Electronics-Themed Comics (p107), January 1951 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"Remember that old pop-up toaster you were going to throw out?"
Page 107

Electronics-Themed Comics (p126), January 1951 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"Suggested by Angelo Munari, Marseilles, Ill."
Page 126

Electronics-Themed Comics (p127), January 1951 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"No sound? No picture? Well - is your set plugged in?"
Page 127

Electronics-Themed Comics (p135), January 1951 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"No, bring the antenna further back on the roof. A little further. More. Hello? Hello?"
Page 135

 

 

Posted January 22, 2021

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