This section provides a month-by-month presentation of the front covers of the most popular TV hobbyist magazines in the pre-1935 era.
1933 RADIO NEWS and the Short-wave
This issue has a very early article that discusses the use of the Cathode-Ray Tube for television and goes into great detail about the tube operation and characteristics. The first CRT television tubes were offered to experimenters around 1931. One example is shown below:
The Manual of Ultra-Short Wave Radio - Published in 1932, compiled and edited by James Millen & Robert S. Kruse, by the National Company, Malden, Mass. Great article about early USA CRT television. The broadcast transmissions discussed are for the early 120-line CRT field test, which was the first transmission of TV using VHF frequencies. (Courtesy Steve McVoy)