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Modern Electrics was a technical magazine for the amateur radio and electrical experimenter. It was created by Hugo Gernsback and began publication in April 1908. The magazine was initially intended to provide mail-order information for radio parts and to promote the amateur radio hobby, but it later became a vehicle for technology-based fiction stories. The first fiction appeared in the April, 1911 issue, and the series of 12 installments by Hugo Gernsback would later be published as the science fiction novel Ralph 124C 41+.
The circulation for this magazine increased rapidly, starting at 2,000 and increasing to 52,000 in 1911. In 1908, the magazine announced the "wireless registry", a listing of radio owners, their call letters, and the type of equipment they owned and how it was operated.
The magazine was sold by Gernsback in March 1913, and it became Modern Electrics & Mechanics in January of 1914. In July, 1914 it merged with Popular Electricity , and became Popular Electricity and Modern Mechanics. After a series of changes, it became Popular Science in 1916
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