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Electronics-Themed Comics
April 1962 Radio-Electronics

April 1962 Radio-Electronics

April 1962 Radio-Electronics Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Electronics, published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Many of these vintage electronics-theme comics would fit well into today's "meme" for the "You know you are old if you remember this" type pictures. There might be a photo of a dial phone, a car or truck with three pedals under the dashboard (accelerator, brake and clutch), a phone booth on the street corner, a bicycle with a banana seat and sissy bar, or maybe a typewriter. The April 1962 issue of Radio-Electronics magazine includes comics showing a record player (vs. Blu-ray or DVD player), a set of headphones (vs. ear buds), an electronics chassis filled with vacuum tubes and leaded components (vs. leadless ICs and passives), and a sports car having a radio installed (vs. Bluetooth connection for streaming from smartphone). Who among us remembers adjusting the tone arm on a turntable for optimum tracking and balance? I still have my force gauge from yesteryear, and still play vinyls on a regular basis. Headphones - check, still have them, but not of the design shown here (do you know what the "hole-in-the-middle" is?). My two 1940s vintage console radios still have glowing tubes, although they are rarely fired up. Looks like I am "that" old.

Electronics-Themed Comics

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"My new arm tracks fine, but the record keeps falling off the turntable."
Page 56

Stereo Phones Eliminate the "Hole-in-the-Middle" Effect - RF Cafe

Stereo Phones Eliminate the "Hole-in-the-Middle" Effect!
Page 64

Forgot what it was I started to build - RF Cafe

"I worked on it until I finally forgot what it was I started to build."
Page 80

We generally pull car radios - RF Cafe

"We generally pull car radios, Feeney."
Page 97



Posted June 19, 2024

These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some). 235 pages as of 6/28/2024

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