September 1969 Electronics Illustrated
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history
of early electronics. See articles from Electronics Illustrated, published May 1958
- November 1972. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
Found in what
is the first issue of Electronics Illustrated magazine that I have
bought are these Amateur radio related comics entitled, "Over and Out." The
cartoonist's signature is simply "Rodrigues," which according to a Google search
might be Charles
Rodrigues (who also contributed to other tech magazines as well as to
National Lampoon). I have to admit to needing to look up the "Yanqui
aggressors" thing on the one comic, and then it made sense: Yanqui= Yankee. The
last comic with the parrot is pretty funny; it's sort of the Ham radio
equivalent to an auto-repeat telephone dialer like what you would use to call
into a radio show during a listener contest.
Over and Out - Amateur Radio Comics
"If I can't say anything good about a person, Vivian, I switch
over to CW. "
"Okay on us being imperialist Yanqui aggressors, Carlos, and
Oil the CIA invasion at the Bay of Pigs and on the tremendous sugar harvest you're
having down there in Cuba ...'"
"And so, fellow hams, if I'm elected president of the ARRL ...
"Yes, as a matter of fact when mommy brought me in for the exam
the people at the FCC were a little surprised. "
"CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ 20 meters; CQ,CQ,CQ, CQ 20; CQ, CQ, CQ,
CQ, CQ 20 meters; CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ 20: CQ 20; CQ 20 meters ... "
Posted July 29, 2020
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