August 1967 Popular Electronics
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Good luck trying to find a good ham radio related comic in any magazine today. I am convinced that publisher boards either discourage or outright prohibit comics these day for fear of hurting some overly sensitive person's feelings and inviting lawsuits, or worse yet social media flaming frenzies. Fortunately, I am not afraid and am glad to make these vintage comics available (see huge list below). You and I, being reasonable people, cannot possibly find anything insulting or denigrating in any of these five comics, but somebody could. BTW, for the non-ham, a "pink ticket" from the FCC is a notice of violation, which could be anything from neglecting to announce your call sign every ten minutes to having a faulty transmitter that is spewing noise outside your band.
Ham Radio Ain't What It Used to Be ... As Seen by Walt Miller
"Oh that's nothing, just my first QSL."
"Hey Bud, better ask your wife if she wants Green stamps."
"$659.00 worth of equipment and I can't get a signal past the city limits."
"Built it myself - just the basic tools; pliers, money, soldering iron, money, screwdriver, money..."
"Congratulations! You've made the down payment - now that wasn't so difficult, was it?"
Posted August 21, 2018
These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines: