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 Oct 24, 2017

SCARS Annual 2 Day Meet

Our Annual Meet will take place on November 17th and 18th at The Carlsbad By The Sea Resort. Member presentations and reserved meals will be offered. Friday evening's program features Bill Burkett's presentation on Early Solar Powered Transistor Radios. A swap meet will held on both days. See event details...

Posted Sept 25, 2017

Marvin Glassman Passes

I regret to inform all that longtime SCARS Member Marvin J. Glassman passed away on September 23, 2017. Although he hadn't been active in the club for some time due to ill health, Marv was well known to other members. A friend to many, he was always willing to share his practical knowledge of all things radio. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his wife Ricki and to others close to Marvin.