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...


Posted March 4, 2014

Stolen Items

SCARS member Chris Probett experienced a home break-in involving the loss of valuable property that included items of sentimental and personal value to his entire family. Here are images (in a pop-up window) of some Abbotwares radios taken from his home. It is hoped that someone will recognize one or more of them, and that it will result in the location of the person(s) responsible, and the possible return of what was taken.

Jim Ryan
SCARS President

Posted Jan. 5, 2014

Member Interest Survey

To better serve our members, the SCARS Board of Directors needs more info on current member interests. The info you provide will be used to plan new and ongoing events, seminars, presentations and workshops. Any identifying info will remain private and will not be shared. Please download the survey as a doc (Word) file -or- pdf file, and send the completed form via email or "snail" mail to Event Coordinator Stephen Masek.

Posted Dec. 6, 2013

The SCARS Gazette Editor Needs Your Help!

Most of our members know that our industrious Gazette Editor, Henry "Hank" Tarfman, faithfully produces our club's publication every quarter. But what many don’t realize is that mailing preparation for the Gazette (envelope stuffing, etc.) is rather overwhelming for just one person, and help is urgently needed. If you reside in or near the Torrance, Ca. area and can provide assistance, please contact Henry Tarfman to volunteer.