Jimmy Hatlo on ham radio A
newspaper cartoon from the early 60s
Solder A 73 magazine cover that earlier had been a Mad Magazine
When the MICOR squelch first came out, its ability to automatically trim the squelch
tail length from a normal tail on a noisy signal to zero tail on a 20 dB quieting (or
better) signal was unique. The squelch chip was custom made by Moto Semi for Moto Comm.
The chip can be installed in almost any receiver - and was (even in tube-type receivers).
was drawn by a ham who knows the Johnson FM radios inside outside and backwards.
Here's a version oriented for printing.
A Schlitz beer ad from the 1950s
The white block of text reads "Here's a message from Milwaukee. This thoughtful
wife knows that the moment her husband tunes in on Schlitz that reception is good. For
Schlitz has a very special taste that beer lovers are changing to with ultra high frequency.
Taste Schlitz, yourself. You'll soon know why."
How many mailing list members does
it take to change a light bulb?
You know you are a radio nut when...
How To Sound Like A LID
You've been looking at resistor color
codes too long when...
- Here's the June 1, 2006 issue of the comic strip "Suburban Jungle", which is a web-only
strip drawn by John Robey. The main web site is at
http://www.suburbanjungle.com. Check out the
- Albert Einstein, when asked to describe radio said: "You see, wire telegraph is a kind of
a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles.
Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they
receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."
- What WWV will sound like if it were to be sold
to Clear Channel Communications and given the tag name of "The Tick"... from
http://www.lownoiserecords.com/wwv_the_tick.html ... Thanks to K2GW
- More Humor from
AC6V (offsite link)
- What the customer
wanted, what the customer got, and how it got there (classic cartoon)
- Costello tries to buy a computer
from Abbott Based on the famous
"Who's On First" baseball dialog.
- Some electronic repair
user experiences Extracted from a guitar amplifier user forum.
- A collection of ham and radio-related cartoons that floated around in e-mails a few
years ago. Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger image.
- The Signetics Write-Only Memory Data
Fast Op-Amp Data Sheet
- National Damn Fast Op-Amp
- The Umac 606 Phantastatron Technical Data
- Reprint of Specifications of Wemac 1Z2Z
Travelling Ripple Tube
- Find the cat Some
workbenches look like this. Click on the link and find the black-and-white cat walking
amongst all that electrical junque!
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