Modern Electrics

Modern Electrics was a monthly magazine published in the United States between 1908 and 1913. It was one of the first magazines devoted to amateur radio, a hobby that was then in its infancy.Image:modern-electrics-sample-cover

Modern Electrics provided its readers with news, reviews, and features on the latest developments in the field of radio technology, including wireless telegraphy and long-distance communication. The magazine also offered technical diagrams and instructions for enthusiasts looking to build their own radio equipment.

The magazine was one of the first publications to feature the work of Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American inventor and engineer known for his contributions to the development of the modern alternating current (AC) electrical system. Modern Electrics published several of Tesla's articles, including his treatise on the use of high-frequency currents in wireless communication.

Modern Electrics was published by the Electro Importing Company, a mail-order company that sold radio equipment and supplies to hobbyists and professionals. The magazine was edited by Hugo Gernsback, a Luxembourgian-American inventor and science fiction writer who later became known as the "father of science fiction."

The magazine was succeeded in 1913 by Electrical Experimenter, a publication also edited by Gernsback. Electrical Experimenter continued to cover the latest developments in radio technology, as well as other fields such as aviation and robotics. Electrical Experimenter was later renamed Science and Invention, and ceased publication in 1931.{{Categories}}

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