SCARSSouthern California Antique Radio Society

SCARS 2017 Annual Meet
· Feature Presentation ·

Early Solar Powered Transistor Radios

Our annual meeting’s after dinner guest speaker will be long time collector and new SCARS member Bill Burkett of Sun City, Arizona. Bill and his wife Beth will be bringing over and displaying his virtually complete world class collection of early solar powered transistor radios, dating from 1956 to 1966.

Bill’s non-technical show & tell presentation will begin with extremely rare examples of the very first solar radio technology (introduced by Admiral more than 61 years ago!) as well as several beautiful 1957 Hoffman Home & Travel "Solaradio" sets. Later solar models from Acopian, Hoffman, International Rectifier, Stromberg-Carlson and Zenith will also be included.

Over 20 years in the making, Bill's historic assemblage is believed to be the best of it's kind. His informative and educational presentation of this fascinating collection will be enhanced with period advertising, article reprints, and more.

Bill will field a short question and answer session following the program. Photographing his radios and displays afterward is encouraged. Do plan on attending - you don't want to miss this one!