Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

 

Early Television Stations

European/Australian Mechanical TV Stations

This list of stations was compiled from magazine and newspaper articles.

 

City

Country

On Air

Lines 

Frames/ Second

Aspect Ratio (H/V)

Freq.

London (Long Acre) England 1929-1932 30 12.5 3:7 752 kHz
London (Brookmans Park) England 1932-1935 30 12.5 3:7 1147 kHz
Doberitz Germany 1932 48 25 4:3 2.1 mHz
Berlin (Witzleben)  Germany 1932 30 12.5 4:3 716 kHz
Konigswursterhausen Germany 1932 30 12.5 4:3 183.5 kHz
Berlin Germany 1932 60 25 4:3 44.476 mHz
Montrouge France 1932 30 16.6 4:3 1.5 mHz
Paris France 1932 60 12.5 3:7 671 kHz
Brussels Belgium 1932 30 12.5, 16.6 4:3 589 kHz, 1,172 kHz
Moscow (RCZ) Russia 1931-1941 30 12.5 4:3 271 kHz, 1304 kHz
Rome Italy 1932 60 20 3:7 3.75 mHz
Melbourne (3UZ) Australia 1929 24 ? ? ?

This list of broadcasting stations appeared in a French magazine in 1932. Thanks to Jerome Halphen for providing it to us.

Column 1 : Transmitter site
Column 2 : Wavelength (m)
Column 3 : Frequency (kHz)
Column 4 : Power (kw)
Column 5 : Aspect ratio

Column 6 : Number of lines
Column 7 : N� of pixels 
Column 8 : Frame rate
Column 9 : Direction of exploration
Column 10 : Type of programming

 

Phonie = audio, Image = video

Some additional translation, courtesy of John Pinckney:

Television directe = Live presentation

Pas de films puisque le format anglais ne s'y prete pas. = No films as the English system isn't yet ready.

Films d'essai et television directe = Test films and live presentation

Films parlant = "Talking pictures"

Films et prises directe = Films and spontaneous scenes.

La Hollands suivra sous peu avec les meme characteristiques  = The Dutch will follow soon with the same standards.

Montrouge = A city south of Paris, where Rene Barthelemy of CdC (Compagnie des Compteurs) carried out early experiments.

Velthem  = Belgium

Another 1932 list of European stations, from a Dutch 1932 book about television:

 

 

 

These pages show all the European television and facsimile stations on the air in 1932. Doberitz, Witzleben and Konigswuster-hausen are in Germany.

 

Some translations:

 

Note (1) on the first page: These hours are frequently changed, especially when they are try-out transmissions.
 

Note at the bottom of the second page:  Besides the noted transmitters, there are at the moment also Paris PTT Television Baird-Montrouge (Television) and Moscow (Television Cinema) transmissions, from these the transmission hours are not fixed yet.
 

Zondag, Maandag, etc: Sunday, Monday, etc.

 

Golflengte: Wavelength

 

Beeldradio: Picture radio, or facsimile

 

Book and translations courtesy of Henk Dijkstra