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 Sept. 11, 2014

Deco Radios Presentation / Classic Film Screening

Renown radio collector and author Peter Sheridan will introduce his new book with a presentation on “Art Deco Radios”. A screening of the classic film, "Wake Up And Live" will follow. This event will take place on Sunday, September 28th, at 2:00pm, at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California. Event details.

Posted July 27, 2014

Radio hosts reference material and forums for radio collectors worldwide. Want to know more about how the website works? As part of a live talk, John Kusching offered a PowerPoint® slide show to provide some answers. View the slide show here.

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