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June 1961 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.

Here are four electronics-themed comics that appeared in the June 1961 issue of Radio-Electronics magazine. The page 38 comic is also fitting for posting on my hobby website, AirplanesAndRockets.com, so it'll be put there soon. Comics showing television repairmen getting shocked by the high voltages while working inside the chassis was deemed great humor back when CRT (cathode ray tube) displays were used. Color TVs could easily have 20 kV or more on the tube. In the era of vacuum tubes, 300 volt cathode connections were the norm. In-home TV service calls often were the most stressful experiences of service shop employees, especially when the homeowner tried to tell the technician his business based on wild guesses, poorly researched data, or advice from friends. The page 101 comic is typical of such scenarios. The page 103 comic, on the other hand, is the kind of in-home service call servicemen looked forward to.

Electronics-Themed Comics

Electronics theme comic (p38) June 1961 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

(Page 36)

Electronics theme comic (p83) June 1961 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"Oh there's the picture now - it's 'You Asked for It!' "
(Page 83)

Electronics theme comic (p101) June 1961 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"It acts like the video output stage has heater-cathode leakage."
(Page 101)

Electronics theme comic (p103) June 1961 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"Gee, I hope we get one of those annoying call backs!"
(Page 103)



Posted August 31, 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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