July 1970 Popular Electronics
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published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
Here is a little electronics hobbyist humor in the form of a comic series titled "Hobnobbing with Harbaugh," compliments of Popular Electronics artist Dave Harbaugh. Citizens Band radio and dirty hippies were the topic of the day in the 1970s, so that's what you see in a couple of these comics. I got my first 23-channel CB radio (FCC mandated 40 channels in 1977) in 1976 and installed it in my 1969 Camaro SS hot rod. It required a Class D radio operator license at the time, but shortly thereafter no license was needed. The "Inventions Wanted" comic is my favorite, followed by "Mayday... Mayday!" You don't need to be an amateur radio operator to appreciate these comic strips.
Hobnobbing with Harbaugh
by Dave Harbaugh
"... You wanna talk to some guy from the FCC?, ...I think he wants a contribution..."
"...That's what you wanted, the best equipped CB station on wheels..."
"May Day!,...May Day!..."
"... Why can't she buy a nice cheap 50 dollar dress like other teenagers?..."
Posted November 19, 2019 (original 3/26/2013)
These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines: