SCARS Southern California Antique Radio Society


Curious about collecting and restoring old radios, audio equpment, or Ham gear, but don't know where to begin? SCARS members have decades of experience and knowledge to share.


SCARS has been serving the collecting and restoration needs of our members since 1976. Explore the beauty and history of these fascinating vintage sets...join us!

Club Activities

We hold ongoing meetings and swap meets throughout Southern California. Special events are also held on a regular basis, including our Annual Vintage Radio Auction. Read more...


Posted July 15, 2016

SCARS Radio Repair Classes

If you've always wanted to learn how to fix radios, now's your chance! Classes featuring basic "hands on" radio repair are tentatively slated to begin on August 20, 2016 at 9 am in Lake Forest, Ca. Subjects include basic safety, recommended test equipment, reading schematics & more. Reserve your spot by August 12, as space is limited. Event details...

Posted July 15, 2016

Barry Dagestino's Vintage Radio Sale Continues

If you haven’t made it to our Vice President’s sale yet, there are still some great sets to be had. Barry will be open for business every Saturday from July 16 through September 17 at 3071 La Jolla Ave., Storage Unit D, Anaheim Ca.

For sale hours and info, please contact Barry directly at: 0915-182-417.

Updated July 15, 2016

SCARS 'Signals' Newsletter Terminated

As a result of the untimely passing of former SCARS Gazette Editor Hank Tarfman, Gazette production is now being handled by President Jim Ryan. Due to the workload involved - and the lack of a club volunteer to assume production of the SCARS 'Signals' Newsletter - the newsletter will no longer be published.

Reposted Aug 24, 2015

Club Promotion & The Ambassador Program

Interested in sharing your passion for vintage radios and electronics? Would you like to meet new people and spread the word about SCARS? Learn more...