Have you had a rough
week? If so - and even if not - take a few minutes to get a laugh from these electronics-themed
comics from the pages of vintage Radio News magazines. Beginning sometime
in the late 1930s and early 1940s, single-panel topical comics began appearing frequently
in many hobby and even professional magazines. Sure, comics showed up in magazines
before that time, but they generally did not necessarily have to do with the main
subject of the publication. The Saturday Evening Post, for example, had
many single-panel comics, but they were on any random theme. I can't go without
commenting on the April 1946 comic since it reminds me of a situation while in tech
school at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1979. I can't recall exactly what
the circuit was that the instructor was covering, but it involved tuning to achieve
a waveform with a null in the center of two bandpass regions similar to this:
∩∩ . He and everyone I worked with
in the field after tech school referred to it as the "Dolly Parton waveform." Such
a scenario would never pass muster with the overly sensitive politically environment
of today. Being a big-time lover of comics (I read them daily in the newspaper),
I am happy to take the trouble of scanning and posting these for RF Cafe readers.
Electronics Themed Comics
"Aw shucks, there goes our broadcasting tower!"
(October 1945, Page 56)
"Tell Alvin to keep up the chatter - I think we're getting
to the root of the trouble."
(October 1945, Page 82)
"And now, gentlemen, we shall commence the study of a most
interesting subject - waveforms.
(April 1946, Page 49)
Posted August 16, 2022
(updated from original post