It was fun looking at the old advertisements AND the old prices; but the best part of the older ARRL publications (IMHO) were the cartoons by Phil Gildersleeve W1CJD.
I'm sure many of you are very familiar with Phil's work - an example of which appears above. For me, Phil was the face of the ARRL! Whenever I saw one of his great drawings, I knew it was an ARRL publication. Jeeves, the Podunk Hollow Radio Club, and his many QST covers were and continue to be the greatest! And back when I was first licensed in 1978, a lot of folks were still using his artwork on their QSL cards. For more examples of his work you can visit W8JYZ's "Old QSL Cards" Website - especially:
There are a lot of talented cartoonists out there; but I doubt we'll ever see anyone come close to the caliber of "Gil", as far as Amateur Radio is concerned.
72 de Larry W2LJ
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