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    Kirt Blattenberger,


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 typing up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got Mail" when a new message arrived...

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Radio: It's a Piece of Cake

The November 2014 edition of ARRL's QST magazine had a couple photos of some way-cool looking cakes decorated to look like Ham radios. I figured there might be a few more out there so a Google search ensued using "radio cake" as the keywords. "Few" is not the most accurate word for describing the humongous number of radio cakes that have been made. Below is a small sample of specialty cakes you can find just in the Ham and antique radio categories.

In the electronics topics alone there are cakes styled after cellphones, computers, telephones, boom boxes, alarm clocks, microwave ovens, televisions, video games, watches, phonographs, tape players, kitchen appliances, circuit components (inductors, capacitors, resistors, etc.), circuit board assemblies, antennas, test equipment, and much more. If you have a special occasion coming up and are handy with an icing applicator (or know someone who is), then either preform a topical search for your specific interest or check out a website like CakeCentral.com, CoolestBirthdayCakes.com, TasteOfHome.com, or the countless other private sites.


Antique radio cake (Kim W.) - RF Cafe
Antique Radio Cake

iCOM Ham Radio Cake - RF Cafe
iCOM Ham Radio Cake

Vintage radio cake (2) - RF Cafe
Vintage Radio Cake

Datron Field Radio Cake - RF Cafe
Datron Field Radio Cake

Vintage Antenna Cake - RF Cafe
Vintage Antenna Cake

Antique radio cake (Taste of Home) - RF Cafe
Antique Radio Cake

World Radio Day Cake - RF Cafe
World Radio Day Cake

Antique Radio Cake - RF Cafe
Antique Radio Cake

Zenith Radio Cake - RF Cafe
Zenith Radio Cake

Horn Speaker Radio Cake - RF Cafe
Horn Speaker Radio Cake

Philetta Antique Radio Cake - RF Cafe
Philetta Antique Radio Cake

Collins Radio Cake - RF Cafe
Collins Radio Cake

Radio Tower Cake - RF Cafe
Radio Tower Cake

Yaesu Radio Cake - RF Cafe
Yaesu Radio Cake

Uniden CB Radio Cake - RF Cafe
Uniden CB Radio Cake

These photos were collected from around the Internet, with hyperlinks provided to the originals. All copyrights acknowledged.



Posted  October 23, 2014

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