From 1954 through 1964, Popular Electronics published 119 adventures of Carl and Jerry, two teen boys with a passion for electronics and a knack for getting into and out of trouble with haywire lashups built in Jerry's basement. Better still, the boys explained how it all worked, and in doing so, launched countless young people into careers in science and technology. Now, for the first time ever, the full run of Carl and Jerry yarns by John T. Frye are available again, in five authorized anthologies that include the full text and all illustrations. This volume of 27 stories from 1954 through 1956 is the first of the five.
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By Frank Billington
Dec 26, 2009
I was hooked on Carl & Jerry with the very first story in the October 1954 issue of POPULAR ELECTRONICS. Even though their characters were a little older than I was at the time, I still identified with them, being of a similar mind about Amateur Radio and electronics in general. I dropped my subscription to PE when I joined the Marine Corps in 1960, but those were stories that I remembered fondly. And now they're back in these new books. Way to go! If you have ANY interest in ham radio or electronics, and enjoy some really great story telling, BUY THESE BOOKS !!! de Frank - W7FJB
"Great Reading" I remember old popular electronic magazines in my dad's garage and reading some of these Carl and Jerry stories, so seeing their adventures again I had to get a copy. Great fun to read and educational, also the previous post is giving you a good tip, change the shipping option if you want to save a few dollars. The 2nd one is out and I have it ordered.....
"Thanks for putting this volume together!" I'm not old enough to remember Carl & Jerry from the original Popular Electronics run, but when I found some of these stories online I was hooked and knew I had to order this book. The only thing to watch out for is that Lulu.com defaults to an expensive overnight shipping option during the order process, so you may want to change that to USPS media mail and save a few bucks. I'm looking forward to the next volume!
"Five Stars to John T. Frye and Copperwood Press" I read my first Carl & Jerry adventure in October 1954 when I was 8 years old. I always enjoyed the stories and learned a lot about electronics along the way. It seems the days of the home scientists are mostly a memory. I will be looking forward to each volume as it comes out just like waiting for each new issue of Popular Electronics.
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