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 July 16, 2017

New Links Added

Fresh links have been added in most categories. Browse 'em...

Posted July 5, 2017

Burbank Meet Photos Posted

Pictures of our June swap meet are now available in the Photo Galleries section.
Have a look...

Reposted June 17, 2017

Radio Repair Class

Our class featuring basic vintage radio repair will be held in Orange, Ca. Available spots can fill up quickly, so reserving yours early is recommended. Dates & details...

Posted June 10, 2017

Morgan McMahon Passes Away

Author & veteran SCARS member Morgan McMahon died on May 20, 2017. He was 92. Joining the Navy in WWII, he maintained and improved radar and other electronics aboard the U.S.S. Stephen Potter. Morgan went on to complete a distinguished career in semiconductor research and manufacturing. His first book, "Vintage Radio", was a landmark publication for collectors. Morgan's talent & gregarious smile will be missed.