Sat 23 Mar 2013
Sat 21 Jan 2012
This was shot January 2011 in Henry and Sharon’s home, just above their Western Historic Radio Museum. It was a surprise to learn that Henry is an accomplished musician. At the tail end of the video, Henry is in the museum speaking about Grebe radios being a favorite choice among hams in the 1920′s.
The video is a bit shaky because it was shot with a small portable Flip camera.
Sun 10 Apr 2011
Pages scanned from June 1924 Radio News article by electrical engineer Ralph Batcher are now online, posted to this link.
Sun 13 Feb 2011
Sun 23 Jan 2011
Sat 4 Dec 2010
Henry Rogers of the Western Historic Radio Museum just wrote and published an excellent article on the history of the Grebe Synchrophase MU-1 radio receiver. See the article by clicking this link to his website.
Tue 13 Oct 2009
We visited the Western Historic Radio Museum in Virginia City, Nevada on September 25, 2009. Henry and Sharon Rogers were outstanding hosts, and generously gave us their time and attention to explain the many historic radio sets and radio memorabilia in their museum. Henry has an encyclopedic knowledge of radio history, including the business side of the early radio patent disputes.
Henry opened up one of his Grebe Synchrophase receivers and thoroughly demonstrated the critical components to test in order to get an old set up and running. I will have to bring my inoperable Synchrophase with me next time.
Virginia City itself is a delightful town full of late 19th Century gold and silver mining history. The Mark Twain Museum is worth seeing, where he worked on writing for the local newspaper during the gold and silver mining boom times. Twain’s book Roughing It covers this period. Also on display is the first telephone switchboard operated in Nevada, one of many reminders of how far telecommunications and networking devices have come in the past 125 years.