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July 1960 Radio-Electronics

July 1960 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.

A lot of people had love-hate relationships with their television sets. Even high end models could be fussy, but the low end ones like the ones my family had could be a constant pain in the posterior. We were doubly cursed with being in a relatively poor reception area, with a lousy rooftop antenna to boot. Mayo, Maryland was a tad southeast of midway between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore (~25 from the nearest broadcast tower). A public TV station was in Annapolis (~5 miles), but what youngster wanted to watch anything they had to offer? Anyway, I can relate to many of the comics that appeared in the 1960s and 1970s electronics magazines, like these from a 1960 issue of Radio-Electronics. I have personally tested vacuum tubes in drug stores, and have contorted myself in the front seat of a car whilst installing an AM/FM radio, tape player, or CB radio into or under the dashboard. What I have not done, though, is hide in the back of a console type TV in order to sneak a smoke.

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Electronics-Themed Comics (p109), July 1960 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"Ours is broken."
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Electronics-Themed Comics (p122), July 1960 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"I've found out, ma'am, why your set's been smoking lately."
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Electronics-Themed Comics (p119), July 1960 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"Joe's been on car radios too long!"
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Posted August 7, 2023

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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