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W3XK is widely regarded as the oldest television station in the United States.[1] It was operated by Charles Jenkins of Charles Jenkins Laboratories from July 2, 1928 to 1934. It was the first station to broadcast to the general public. The station's frequency started out at 1605 kHz, but moved to 6420 kHz (6.42 MHz), and eventually moved to the 2.00-2.10 MHz Frequency. It broadcast from Wheaton, Maryland (just outside of Washington, DC), at a resolution of just 48 lines. The way to view television at the time was by mechanical television sets, and this station operated in that way.


  1. ^ "The short and the long of milestones in television". Press-Enterprise. July 27, 2006. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 

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