Club News

Fall Swapmeet with Early Television Museum – Sept 24

COARA is teaming up with the Early Television Museum in Hilliard, Oh. for our fall swapmeet! We are looking forward to hosting this event with the museum and meeting like minded vintage electronic enthusiasts. Fall Vintage Electronics Tailgate Meet, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4686 E. Walnut St.,Westerville, OH, on Saturday morning Sept 24. Set […]


Anyone and everyone who shares our interest is welcome and encouraged to join our club. Dues are radio$12.00 per year. We have an informal structure,

Our club meets quarterly with meetings the 3rd Wednesday in March, June,and September from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Our monthly meetings are open to all members and any persons interested in becoming a member. The December meeting is usually a seasonal meeting at a time and place to be announced.

COARA sponsors two Saturday swap meets each year. Past swap meets regularly attracted folks from outside central Ohio and from neighboring states. Outdoor parking lot swap meets are now held late Spring and early Fall, typically May and September at a  church parking lot with an adjacent shelter in the Columbus suburb of Westerville. Details are announced on this site and are sent to members and to non- members on our mailing list.

Quarterly club meetings are informal. Topics vary and may have a theme. Restoration discussions are frequent. We encourage bringing a radio or radio related item for “show and tell”. We mention nearby events of interest.

Club member benefits include acquaintance with other members, the sharing of information and advice, preferential seller fees at our swap meets, email notification of buying opportunities that become known to the club … and the preservation of this club for our mutual benefit.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Central Ohio Antique Radio Association, please click here or send an email to

Dave Poland or Barry Gould  with your complete mailing information and your e-mail address.

Thank you