The Rome Historical Society is set to present “A History of Tube Radios” by Phil Alerding from Totally Tube-ular on January 15 at 5:30 pm.
Phil will discuss the development of tube radios and its importance in American history including the use of tubes in military electronics, local developments by the USAF Research Lab and Rome Air Development Center such as radar, datalink systems and more.
Alerding and his family have lived in Rome since his retirement from the USAF in 2004; a 22 year career with worldwide assignments including Air Force Special Operations, flight safety accident investigator, and Air Force One maintenance team member.
Alerding holds a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Science and Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, as well as an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Avionics from the Community College of The Air Force. Totally Tube-ular is a Rome based business he founded in 2004. It specializes in the restoration and repair of tube radios.
The Rome Historical Society is located at 200 Church Street, Rome. For more information, call (315) 336-5870, or visit their website.
Photo of 1930s style homemade one-tube regenerative radio courtesy Wikimedia user Ozguy89.