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March 1967 Popular Electronics

March 1967 Popular Electronics

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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 are a couple more electronics-themed comics from the March 1967 issue of Popular Electronics magazine for your TGIF enjoyment. The comic on page 100 especially appeals to me since I am finishing the installation of a Channel Master CM-5020 antenna. It has been a long time since I installed a traditional style TV antenna - about 40 years ago when I put a Radio Shack antenna on the roof of my mother's house. The entire 109" long by 100" wide antenna, including mounting hardware, weighs only 11.5 pounds and presents a wind resistance of 30 pounds*. This is Channel Master's best antenna. Gain is 10 dB at VFH and 16 dB at UHF. I plan to use it for FM radio as well. A vintage Alliance Tenna-Rotor will make it steerable. A write-up will be posted as soon as the 4-wire control cable arrives from Amazon. Initial tests just running the coax cable through the doorway shows good reception. If necessary, I can remove and use the preamp from my Able Signal compact antenna (I've already determined it can be done).

* 100 mph, no ice

Comics with an Electronics Theme

"Why didn't I unfold what?"
March 1967 Popular Electronics Comic (p100)

"It's a real fine gift, Ma. But what could I do with a Walkie-talkie?"
March 1967 Popular Electronics Comic (p112)

 

 

Posted March 16, 2018

These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines:

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