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Title: EEVblog #1194 - 1985 Electronics
Post by: EEVblog on March 25, 2019, 03:58:07 pm
Dave uncovered the first edition of Australian Electronics Monthly  magazine from July 1985, by Roger Harrison, and featuring a classic David Tilbrook MOSFET amplifier design, vintage computer, vintage analog scopes and more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv9g8-pTfeY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv9g8-pTfeY)
Title: Re: EEVblog #1194 - 1985 Electronics
Post by: Brumby on March 25, 2019, 08:06:54 pm
I never knew AEM existed until today.

I'm not surprised, though.  I had a growing young family, a demanding job and subscriptions to EA and ETI.  My escape was reading the magazines when they came out.  I didn't spend any real time looking for more ways to spend my money.
Title: Re: EEVblog #1194 - 1985 Electronics
Post by: johnlsenchak on March 25, 2019, 09:23:51 pm


I use to read  Popular  Electronics  from the   mid  eighties    up  until the nineties in  the United  States  when it started  going down the tubes , literally


"The title Popular Electronics was sold to Gernsback Publications and their Hands-On Electronics magazine was renamed to Popular Electronics in February 1989. This version was published until it was merged with Electronics Now to become Poptronics in January 2000. In late 2002 Gernsback Publications went out of business and the January 2003 Poptronics was the last issue"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popular_Electronics
Title: Re: EEVblog #1194 - 1985 Electronics
Post by: madires on March 25, 2019, 11:21:20 pm
As a teen I had a subscription of elex in the 80ies. That was a beginner's magazine published by elektor and its focus was on explaining basics and simple circuits. It did run just for 10 years.
Title: Re: EEVblog #1194 - 1985 Electronics
Post by: flash2b on March 26, 2019, 01:57:55 am
Also ELEX for me, have all the issues until they ask you to switch to Elektuur (=Elektor). They used a special strip board pcb which was expensive on most of their project at the beginning.
Title: Re: EEVblog #1194 - 1985 Electronics
Post by: David Hess on March 26, 2019, 12:17:30 pm
I had a Radio-Electronics magazine subscription for more than a decade and still have them on a shelf.
Title: Re: EEVblog #1194 - 1985 Electronics
Post by: EEVblog on March 26, 2019, 12:43:29 pm
I never knew AEM existed until today.
I'm not surprised, though.  I had a growing young family, a demanding job and subscriptions to EA and ETI.  My escape was reading the magazines when they came out.  I didn't spend any real time looking for more ways to spend my money.

You wouldn't know unless you perused the newsagent, and even them some places don't carry all titles.
Title: Re: EEVblog #1194 - 1985 Electronics
Post by: David Hess on March 26, 2019, 01:12:23 pm
You wouldn't know unless you perused the newsagent, and even them some places don't carry all titles.

There were a number of "foreign" electronics magazine that I had no idea about until seeing them in "full service" bookstores.  Unfortunately I lost access to them when Amazon kicked the brick-and-mortar book stores to the curb.
Title: Re: EEVblog #1194 - 1985 Electronics
Post by: Brumby on March 26, 2019, 02:10:51 pm
I never knew AEM existed until today.
I'm not surprised, though.  I had a growing young family, a demanding job and subscriptions to EA and ETI.  My escape was reading the magazines when they came out.  I didn't spend any real time looking for more ways to spend my money.

You wouldn't know unless you perused the newsagent, and even them some places don't carry all titles.

Yes - but my "newsagent browsing" days faded out as the family began growing.

No matter.  You can't be across everything in this world.
Title: Re: EEVblog #1194 - 1985 Electronics
Post by: ozcar on March 26, 2019, 02:16:25 pm
I was aware of AEM, but I only bought a a small number of them. I did build a couple of the mosfet amplifiers as featured in the first issue.

Anyone remember that Elektor had a go at publishing an Australian edition? That was back in 1983 - did not last for very long.

At the time I had a subscription to the UK Elektor, and all the content except for the ads was the same, so a local edition was not of much interest to me. I found I still have one though, looking a lot worse for wear, in my "curious objects" box. It is from December 1983, and in it the "managing editor", one Mans Korst, complains about Electronics Australia publishing a copy of an Elektor project earlier that year, together with a response from Leo, then EA editor, saying basically "oops, caught us out, we won't do that again".
Title: Re: EEVblog #1194 - 1985 Electronics
Post by: Kryten 2X4B on March 27, 2019, 06:52:23 pm
Dave,

In the video you showed an add for smARTWORK. This was the first CAD package I ever used before I moved over to the Protel/Altium products. It's probably 30 years since I used it for any serious designs. For a laugh I just now pulled out the manual and disks from storage and fired up a legacy DOS PC I have here in the lab. To my surprise the floppies didn't have unrecoverable read errors and the editor come to life with a demo PCB which I'd selected. Here are a few pics, sorry about the image quality.
Title: Re: EEVblog #1194 - 1985 Electronics
Post by: KerryW on March 31, 2019, 10:23:47 pm
I have (and still use) a Phillips PM3267.  A real bargain, I bought it at a yard sale for $10!
Title: Re: EEVblog #1194 - 1985 Electronics
Post by: EEVblog on March 31, 2019, 11:41:15 pm
Dave,

In the video you showed an add for smARTWORK. This was the first CAD package I ever used before I moved over to the Protel/Altium products. It's probably 30 years since I used it for any serious designs. For a laugh I just now pulled out the manual and disks from storage and fired up a legacy DOS PC I have here in the lab. To my surprise the floppies didn't have unrecoverable read errors and the editor come to life with a demo PCB which I'd selected. Here are a few pics, sorry about the image quality.

Nice!
Title: Re: EEVblog #1194 - 1985 Electronics
Post by: metrologist on April 01, 2019, 12:12:47 am
1.21 GIGAWATTS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hANT5IKLFA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hANT5IKLFA)