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May 1962 Radio-Electronics

May 1962 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.

Having been born sometime before around 1970 will make it much more likely that you will be familiar with the scenarios depicted in these three electronics-themed comics. They appeared in a 1962 issue of Radio-Electronics magazine (I colorized them). The comic from page 72 can be applied to to modern day situations where an owner calls in a repairman after he tinkers around trying to save some money on a service call, and makes things worse than they were to begin with, then trying to BS the serviceman into believing he hasn't monkeyed with it. The page 96 comic is a guy thing - which used to be allowed before tender feeling were offended by such things. The last one brings back memories of being in the local convenience store with my father as he is checking the vacuum tubes from our TV or radio set. His troubleshooting MO (modus operandi), not knowing anything about electronics, was to pull every tube in the set and test it. It usually fixed the problem.

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"Oh, no, I wouldn't dream of tampering with our set!"
Page 72

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"Forget the 120-cycle ripple, Sam. She's doing the twist."
Page 96

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"Are you sure this ain't fixed?"
Page 102



Posted June 12, 2024

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

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