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January 1942 QST

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from QST, published December 1915 - present (visit ARRL for info). All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Here are a couple good Christmas-themed comics from the January 1942 issue of the American Radio Relay League's (ARRL) monthly magazine, QST. Ironically, the "Old Year" Father Time with the sickle would not have been able to legally key that transmitter by the time readers had received this edition, because the U.S. government shut down all amateur radio transmissions (except a few specially sanctioned civil defense units) immediately after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th of the previous year (see "War Comes"). Although, he would probably have received special dispensation from the FCC permitting him to send.

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"Giver 'er the gain, Pop, le'see what she's got!" (page 70) 

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"Set that new directive outfit in place while yer up there, will you OM?" (page 88) 


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Posted December 16, 2020
(updated from original post on 12/17/2015)

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