Welcome to the RF Cafe Website

Search:                 | Sitemap

About RF Cafe | Homepage Archive

Kirt Blattenberger (KB3UON)

Advertise on RF Cafe (Advertisers)

RF Cafe Live Blog | Forums

Copyright 1999-2030

Electronics & RF | Mathematics

Physics & Mechanics | Quotes

Crosswords | HumorPodcasts

Quizzes | Cogitations | Articles

Parts & Services | Videos

Radar Handbook | Cool Things

Selected Vintage Magazine Articles

Electronics World | Popular Electronics | OFA

Radio & TV News | QST | Popular Science

Popular Mechanics | Radio-Craft | Electronics

Popular Mechanics | Short Wave Craft

Mechanix Illustrated | Saturday Evening Post

RF & Electronics Symbols for Visio & Office

RF & Electronics Stencils for Visio

RF Cascade Workbook | Espresso Workbook

KR Electronics (RF Filters) - RF Cafe

RF Electronics Shapes, Stencils for Office, Visio by RF Cafe

Werbel Microwave (power dividers, couplers)
Copper Mountain Technologies (VNA) - RF Cafe

Electronics-Themed Comics: Radio Term Illustrated
April & September 1947 RadioCraft

Here are a couple more electronics-themed comics from vintage Radio−Craft magazines. Artist Frank Beaven, who created a huge number of comics and advertisements (e.g., Eveready batteries, Zippo lighters) for technical and other types of publications (Saturday Evening Post, New Yorker, Esquire), did both of them. Beaven must have a fan base since many examples of his drawings are offered for sale on eBay. Most of his comics credit reader suggestions as the basis for the subject. I have to admit to not really "getting" the gag in the top comic. Maybe Sinatra's voice strained the frequency response of simple tabletop radios of the day. The bottom comic is one of a series entitled "Radio Terms Illustrated," in this case "High Potential." I'll be posting a few others in the coming months. Click on some the hyperlinks below from other issues of Radio−Craft to see other examples of Beaven's artwork.

Electronics-Themed Comics

April 1947 Radio-Craft

April 1947 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.

"Every time I tune in Frank Sinatra - it squeals."

Suggested by: W. D. Moss, Washington, D. C.

April 1947, Page 79

 

September 1947 Radio-Craft

September 1947 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.

Radio Term Illustrated: High Potential!

- Suggested by: Robert Hopkins, Nelson, B. C.

September 1947, Page 50

 

 


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 April 20, 2020

Anatech Electronics RF Microwave Filters - RF Cafe

About RF Cafe

Kirt Blattenberger - RF Cafe Webmaster

Copyright:
1996 - 2024

Webmaster:

Kirt Blattenberger,

BSEE | KB3UON

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...

Copyright  1996 - 2026

All trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other rights of ownership to images and text used on the RF Cafe website are hereby acknowledged.

My Hobby Website: AirplanesAndRockets.com | My Daughter's Website: EquineKingdom

PCB Directory (Manufacturers)



RF Cascade Workbook 2018 by RF Cafe