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...


Updated Sept 12, 2020

Richard Beckman Has Passed

Club member Richard Beckman passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020, while visiting a friend in Chula Vista, Ca. He was born in Martinez, CA. on December 10, 1951 along with his twin brother Bob. Their father Gordon served in the US Navy in Korea. After the war, Gordon worked as a TV and radio repairman. We believe their mother was named Dolores. Richard graduated from Mt. Diablo High School in Concord, Ca.

Richard is survived by his son Jonathan, daughter-in-law Naomi, and grandchildren Stan and Rose. They reside in Chico, Ca. His sister Linda and husband Jerry live in Eugene, Or. A younger brother David and his wife Holly are in Lincoln, Ca.

In recent years when SCARS wanted to commission a club T-shirt, Richard helped with the design and creation, and also with subsidizing the project.

Updated Sept 4, 2020

Antique Radios Forum

Our public forum is currently active and open to anyone interested in vintage radios, TVs, phonos & hi-fi, Ham gear, test equipment, etc. Visit now.

Updated Sept 4, 2020

SCARS Events Cancelled / On Hold

Amid continued concern over the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of protecting members and attendees, club events in the near future have been cancelled or suspended until further notice.