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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps while tying up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got Mail" when a new message arrived...

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Electronics-Themed Comics: Radio Term Illustrated
October 1944 & May 1945 Radio-Craft

October 1944 Radio-Craft

October 1944 Radio Craft Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Craft, published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

It's Friday again already (...finally). In that these comics from Radio-Craft magazine have an electronics theme, you can claim looking at them is work-related. The themes of the comics reflect common scenarios of the 1944-1945 era in which they were published, but with not much modification can be applied to today's environment. People will always expect more features from products, will be critical of everything presented to them, and will want to haggle for the best deal from the used camel salesman. You might consider using one of them for your next conference or project status presentation. There is a list of many more similar comics at the bottom of the page in case you haven't seen them yet. I missed the comic on page 32 on the first posting of this page, but it's at the top now. Enjoy. 

Electronics-Themed Comics

Suggested by Arthur T. Stanton, Washington, D. C. - RF Cafe

"Isn't television wonderful?" "You mean Smellivision, don't you?"

Suggested by Arthur T. Stanton, Washington, D. C.

October 1944, Page 32

Here's your sample of RADIO SOAP - RF Cafe

Radio Term Illustrated: Super-Television

"Here's your sample of RADIO SOAP."

October 1944, Page 48

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"Pop, will you help me with my homework?"

October 1944, Page 60

May 1945 Radio-Craft

May 1945 Radio Craft Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Craft, published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

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"If the price is the same, I'll take this one.

May 1945, Page 500

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Radio Term Illustrated: "A Wave Transformer

May 1945, Page 524


These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some).

 

 

Posted October 18, 2019
(updated from original post on 2/27/2015)

 
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