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 March 24, 2020

SCARS Events Suspended Due To Coronavirus

Amid growing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of protecting members and attendees, all club events in the near future have been suspended until further notice.

Updated March 24, 2020

Have You Renewed?

We have not received 2020 membership renewal dues from many of our members. The new Spring/Summer issue of the SCARS Gazette is now at the printers - don't miss out on your copy! Now's the time to renew your membership.

Updated March 23, 2020

Chuck Strozier Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of long time club member Chuck Strozier, who passed away on March 4th in Pahrump, NV, as a result of injuries sustained from a previous fall. Chuck served on the SCARS board and was well liked and respected by his fellow members.

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the memorial planned for Pahrump on March 28th has been cancelled. In lieu of a card or flowers, we ask that you make a donation to the American Heart Association or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his wife Mary, as well as to all those close to Mr. Strozier.

Reposted Feb 17, 2020

Antique Radios Forum

Our public forum is available via It's open to anyone interested in vintage radios, TVs, phonos & hi-fi, Ham gear, test equipment, etc. Have a look