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Amazing Popular Science article from 1949, back when you could build your own TV station – “California amateur sends voice and picture over transmitter made from $500 worth of war-surplus parts. PULSING through the California skies from a weather-beaten back-yard shack, the image of a beautiful brunette flows into television receivers around San Francisco Bay. The boys who have seen her call the vision Gwendolyn. Reproduced by a collection of secondhand tubes and war-surplus video equipment, Gwendolyn represents the first standard TV image broadcast successfully and repeatedly by an amateur.” Thanks Charles! Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. monopole says:

    With the exception of licencing hassles, building a working TV station is considerably simpler these days. All that is necessary is a Video Camera, a video RF modulator and a length of unshielded wire. If you keep the RF level low enough it would even be legal.

  2. rmd1023 says:

    You can still build and operate an amateur (ham) radio television station. Some information on “ATV” is available at http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/atv.html

    Transmissions need to fall within the FCC’s rules and guidelines for amateur radio use.