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 Nov 18, 2018

Member Email Addresses

Does SCARS have your current email address? If not, you may not receive key special announcements. If your info needs updating, please notify Gazette Editor Jim Ryan.

Posted Oct 8, 2018

Walt Curry Passes Away

We are saddened to report the death of long time SCARS member, Walter Curry.  Walt passed away on Saturday, October 6th at his home in La Mesa, Ca.  As per his wishes, there will be no services. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his wife Mary, as well those close to Walt. He will be missed.

Posted July 2, 2018

New Gazette Editor Sought

Our current editor is looking for someone to take his place and is willing to train and assist the new applicant in how the Gazette is produced. Someone with prior graphic or desk-top publishing experience would be ideal, but a "newbie" could do the job with some instruction and a bit of initial guidance. We would prefer a SCARS member, as some understanding of antique radios is essential. Please contact Jim Ryan for details.