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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 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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Hobnobbing with Harbaugh
March 1970 Popular Electronics

March 1970 Popular Electronics

March 1970 Popular Electronics Cover - RF CafeTable of Contents

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Popular Electronics, 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 Dave Harbaugh in the March 1970 issue of Popular Electronics. Citizens Band radio and dirty hippies were the topic of the day in the 1970, so that's what you see in a couple of these comics. The marriage proposal comic can be considered as "amateur" in more ways than one! You don't need to be an amateur radio operator to appreciate these comic strips.

Hobnobbing with Harbaugh

by Dave Harbaugh

 

Hobnobbing with Harbaugh, November 1963 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe

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I'd like you to marry me later. Right now, DX conditions on 21 MHz are too good.

Madam! - RF Cafe

Madam!

Sorry, Nancy, I'm going steady withWPE6XPN - RF Cafe

Sorry, Nancy, I'm going steady with WPE6XPN.

No, but I had a CB license.- RF Cafe

No, but I had a CB license.

 

 

Posted September 13, 2021(original 1/28/2014)

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

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