March 1967 Popular Electronics
Table of Contents
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles
published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
Here are a couple more electronics-themed
comics from the March 1967 issue of Popular Electronics magazine for your TGIF
enjoyment. The comic on page 100 especially appeals to me since I am finishing the installation
Channel Master CM-5020 antenna. It has been a long time since I installed
a traditional style TV antenna - about 40 years ago when I put a Radio Shack antenna
on the roof of my mother's house. The entire 109" long by 100" wide antenna, including
mounting hardware, weighs only 11.5 pounds and presents a wind resistance of 30
pounds*. This is Channel Master's best antenna. Gain is 10 dB at VFH and 16 dB
at UHF. I plan to use it for FM radio as well. A vintage Alliance Tenna-Rotor will make
it steerable. A write-up will be posted as soon as the 4-wire control cable arrives from
Amazon. Initial tests just running the coax cable through the doorway shows good reception.
If necessary, I can remove and use the preamp from my
Able Signal compact antenna (I've already determined it can be done).
* 100 mph, no ice
Comics with an Electronics Theme
"Why didn't I unfold what?"
March 1967 Popular Electronics Comic
"It's a real fine gift, Ma. But what could I do with a Walkie-talkie?"
March 1967 Popular Electronics Comic (p112)
Posted March 16, 2018