SCARSSouthern California Antique Radio Society

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Join SCARS?

You may join by applying for Membership online or by mail. Many of our events will also have a "membership table" present where you may join in person.

Where Can I Get My Old Radio Fixed?

To locate someone to repair your set for you, visit our Repair & Restoration Services section. If you want to learn how to perform your own repairs, visit our Restoration Tutorials & Info section. To enlist the help of a SCARS member, post your query on our Antique Radios Forum or visit a SCARS event. Experienced members are often happy to assist. We also encourage you to attend a SCARS Radio Repair Class when they become available. Scheduling of classes is currently under review pending member interest.

Where Can I find Old Radios?

In addition to online sources, you can always find a ready local source at SCARS swap meets, and at our annual Vintage Radio Auction In February. Visit our Events section for information on upcoming SCARS events.

What Is My Old Radio Worth?

A set's value depends on a number of factors including collector demand and condition, making it difficult to evaluate a radio sight unseen. A SCARS event is a great place to seek the advice of an experienced collector, or you may post your query on the SCARS Forum. We suggest that you also consider these helpful tips from the Canadian Vintage Radio Society.

Where Can I Sell My Old Radio?

Members are welcome to sell at any of our swap meets or designated auction events. If you are not a member, a SCARS membership is inexpensive and is available online as well as at many of our events. You may also post items for sale on our Antique Radios Forum (SCARS membership is not required), or peruse other online sale resources.

Where Can I Get Tubes And Parts?

SCARS meets are an excellent local source for vintage parts. Many vendors have these items on display, and can often assist in locating what you need. There are a number of online parts suppliers as well.