SCARSSouthern 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...


June 28, 2016

SCARS 'Signals' Newsletter Discontinued

Editing and publication of the SCARS Gazette is 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.

Updated April 28, 2016

Henry Tarfman Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of SCARS Gazette Editor Henry "Hank" Tarfman, who passed away on April 25, 2016. Services were held on April 28 at the Harbor Lawn / Mt. Olive Memorial Park Cemetery in Costa Mesa, CA. Hank was a valued colleague and friend... he will be missed.

Posted March 14, 2016

2016 Vintage Radio Auction Photos

Thanks to SCARS member Don Matson, photos of our Annual Vintage Radio Auction are available in the Photo Galleries section...

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...