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Television Photos Soon for Spokane

July 12, 1928

Will Send Stills in 30 Seconds to Those Properly Equipped

Spokane Daily Chronicle

Television is coming to Spokane.

Radio station KHQ has ordered and will install a Conley Photo Transmitter shortly before Christmas, according to an announcement made today by Louis Wasmer, owner.

First in West.

KHQ will be the first station west of Chicago to install a photo transmitting set, Mr. Wasmer stated. The type of set ordered is the very latest, equipped to broadcast pictures on the regular wave channels between 200 and 600 meters.

“The apparatus, the only successful type of photo transmitter to work on the general broadcast wave lengths between 200 and 600 meters, should reach here about September 15 or 20,” said Wasmer today. “Other types of photo transmitters are successful on low wave bands only. Once we get under way, we hope to transmit to listeners two combined photo and musical programs each week, each probably from 30 minutes to an hour in length.”

Details Not Known.

“While the details of the apparatus have not all been explained, I do know that New York stations now transmitting photographs declare the machine a wonderful success. The photos sent out via the radio impulse will be ‘stills’ and it will require about 30 seconds to send out and record on the receiving screen a perfect reproduction of the photo. The picture will remain on the receiving screen just as long as the operator wishes.

“The apparatus will allow the transmission of local photos and still pictures of the person speaking in the transmitter, the impression being recorded when the subject sits in front of a mirror.”

Thursday, July 12, 1928

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From → KHQ, Pre-TV

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