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 Feb 9, 2019

Jerry Simpson Has Passed

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of fellow SCARS member Jerry Simpson on February 1 from pancreatic cancer. Member Craig Leener has published Jerry's obituary in Santa Clarita's "The Signal" newspaper. Jerry was well liked and respected and we shall all miss him.

Updated Jan 5, 2019

Radio Repair Class

Several classes featuring basic vintage radio and electronics repair will be offered again this year in Orange, Ca. The first session is on March 16th. Class dates & details...

Reposted Jan 3, 2019

New Gazette Editor Sought

Our current editor is still looking for someone to take his place and is willing to train & 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 & a bit of initial guidance. A SCARS member is preferred, as some understanding of antique radios is essential. Please contact Jim Ryan for details.