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New President Starts Executive Duties

Longtime member Scott Freshour was elected president of COARA at the October club meeting. Scott will be replacing Dave Poland in the office. Dave was the president for many years and while stepping down as president, he plans to remain active in the club. We wish thank Dave for his dedication and passion for the club over the years.

Scott is the owner of Columbus Vintage Audio, a re-seller of vintage electronics and antique radio.

This entry was posted on November 27, 2018, in Club News.

December Club Meeting with Holiday Party

The December club meeting will be the annual holiday party hosted by club vice president Thom Flak at his Columbus home. The date is Saturday Dec. 15th at 7P.M. Please bring your libation of choice and a guest. The club will supply pizzas, basic snacks and soda.

Thom’s home is a couple miles north of the OSU & west of the Olentangy River. Directions:
From St RT 315 expressway,
take HENDERSON RD exit & turn west (away from the river) and follow over 1 mile and under the railroad bridge to Kenney Rd.
At KENNY RD, turn left ..  and go SOUTH just past the commercial area, and take the first left – KENDALE RD.
Follow a short block to the first street turn right on KENMONT PL.
Follow KENMONT PL  to address 4289 KENMONT PL. on the right. (Look for the club SWAP Meet sign in the front yard.
Thom’s phone is 614-538-9293

 

October Club Meeting

Scott Freshour is hosting the club meeting at his home. Starts 7:30.
We will see his shop and Scott will tell us about his audio and radio interests.
He lives in far north Columbus off Powell Rd

From I-71 take the Gemini Pl / Ikea Way Exit
Turn right (east) on Ikea Way (becomes Worthington Rd) a mile to the East Power Rd. traffic light, turn left (west).
Follow East Powell Rd (about 2 miles  & crosses over I-71) to Abbey Orchard Lane, turn left.
Take the second left, Gramford St, and at the end turn right. Scott’s home is just ahead at the curve.
9211 Glamford St, Columbus 43240.       If lost, Scotts phone:740-601-7550

Agenda includes

Recent radio events in Ohio, and upcoming.
Discuss the September tailgate meet – yes, rain was a factor, but those attending did alright in the shelter.
Share recent finds
Discuss the club Christmas party – where and when.
Club officers. Suggestions for the club.
Bring a radio or radio related item for Show and Tell.
Discuss any service and restoration of interest.

This entry was posted on October 17, 2018, in Club News.

Central Ohio COARA vintage electronics tailgate meet – Sept 8, 2018

Our end of Summer tailgate meet will be at the same church location as before – Saturday morning 8 to 11 am.
The Early Television Foundation and Museum will join in as co-sponsor.
Big parking lot (use your own tables)  or  big shelter with tables. First come first serve. No reservations taken.
Tube Radios, early audio and stereos, tubes, early tv’s, records, early calculators … welcome.

The COARA swap meet is a good time and you will likely find a treasure to take home. Conveniently located just north of Columbus, Ohio in Westerville with easy interstate access.

Enjoy browsing and buying vintage and antique radios, audio gear, parts, and more. Set up a table for only $10.00 the day of the sale.

Details:
Saturday Sept. 8
8 am to 11 am
St Paul Lutheran Church parking lot and shelter
4686 East Walnut St, Westerville OH 43081
See you then!
This entry was posted on August 23, 2018, in Club News.

COARA Radio Club Meeting August 15

The bi-monthly radio club meeting Wednesday August 15 after 7;30 pm meeting starting at 7:30.
Come as soon as 7 pm to socialize before the evening.

Thom Flak is hosting at his home.
He is a couple miles north of the OSU & west of the Olentangy River. Directions:
From St RT 315 expressway,
take HENDERSON RD exit & turn west (away from the river).
At KENNY RD, turn left .. and go just past the commercial area, take the first left at
At KENDALE RD, follow a short block to the first street and turn right at
At KENMONT PL and proceed to address 4289 KENMONT PL. on the right.
Thom’s phone is 614-538-9293

Agenda:

Socializing until 7:30 start of meeting
Recent and upcoming regional events.
Planning for our tailgate meet Saturday morning September 8
Education segment – typical antennas for your radios
Show and Tell – bring a radio or related item
Restoration questions you may have for discussion or help.

Mark your calendar for the next club meeting October 15 – Scott Freshour hosting at his home.

This entry was posted on August 10, 2018, in Club News.

Spring Vintage Electronics Swap Meet May 19th

Be sure to join us for the Spring Vintage Electronics Swap meet! If spring cleaning has produced a quantity of items you would like to move down the line, then this is the opportunity in Central Ohio to do just that. The COARA swap meet is a good time and you will likely find a treasure to take home. Conveniently located just north of Columbus, Ohio in Westerville with easy interstate access.

Enjoy browsing and buying vintage and antique radios, audio gear, parts, and more. Set up a table for only $10.00 the day of the sale.

Details:
Saturday May 19
8 am to 11 am
St Paul Lutheran Church parking lot and shelter
4686 East Walnut St, Westerville OH 43081
See you then!
This entry was posted on April 27, 2018, in Club News.

COARA – radio club meeting Wednesday Feb 21 7-9 pm

Reminder : meetings for 2018  are the even months on the 3rd Wednesday evening – Feb, April, June, Aug & October..  December to be determined.
FEBRUARY   21.   at Gahanna Metropolitan Library.    7 pm to 8:45pm.     A bit earlier than usual due to library hours. 310 Granville St,  Gahanna OH
From  I-270 Outerbelt,  take the. Gahanna  exit 35,  Rt 62 which becomes Granville St. Library is on the left.
(the following April 18 meeting to be at the Columbus Metropolitan Library on Karl Rd, off of Rt-161)
The February meeting is the first for the new year. Yes, we will accept $$ for 2018 memberships.
AGENDA
– Club officers for 2018.
– Preliminary tailgate meets for May and September.
– Club suggestions.
– Plan meeting topics for 2018
– Show and Tell – bring a radio or related item
– General discussion and bring your repair questions.
FYI – the Michigan radio club (MARC) winter meet was last Saturday (No, I did not go, but did last year.)
Had 130 vender  tables.  Total paid attendance of 807.  In a 15,000 sq ft facility in Farmington Hills..
And in addition, they have 2 rounds of silent auctions aimed for the person with just a couple items to sell.  That club styles their semi-annual indoor meets as Vintage Electronics Expo. to broaden appeal.
For discussion and photos – Antique Radio Forum:  http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=334682&start=0
This entry was posted on February 6, 2018, in Club News.

Feb. 15th Club Meeting

The Feb 15, 2017 meeting at Donatos Pizza at 8961 Polaris Parkway,  From I-71 exit #121 Polaris Pkwy. and turn West. (from Columbus that is a left turn)  Travel  West about 2 miles, past the big shopping center Polaris Fashion Place and then just past S. Old State Rd. Donatos Pizza is visible on the right at Cameron Ave.

COARA Club Holiday Party RSVP Today!

Mark your calendar for Saturday December 10  – starting  6 pm until 10 pm.

The club Christmas party will be hosted by Thom Flak at his home. This party replaces the usual third Wednesday quarterly meeting.The club will provide pizza around 7 pm. There will also be some basic pop and munchies provided.
Those attending are encouraged to bring a snack item to share and is BYOB.
Thom’s home is a couple miles north of the OSU & west of the Olentangy River.
Directions:
From St RT 315 expressway,
take HENDERSON RD exit & turn west (away from the river) and follow over 1 mile and under the railroad bridge to Kenney Rd.
At KENNY RD, turn left ..  and go SOUTH just past the commercial area, and take the first left – KENDALE RD.
Follow a short block to the first street turn right on KENMONT PL.
Follow KENMONT PL  to address 4289 KENMONT PL. on the right. (Look for the club SWAP Meet sign in the front yard.
Thom’s phone is 614-538-9293
Spouses and significant are invited.  If you know someone not a current member who may be interested in becoming a member, extend an invitation to our party.
RSVP to to me by phone or email if you are coming.
Dave Poland, Central Ohio Antique Radio Association.
home 614-890-5422  or my mobile at 614-578-6155
This entry was posted on November 21, 2016, in Club News.

Spring Swap Meet

Be sure to join us for the Spring Radio Swapmeet! If spring cleaning has produced a quantity of items you would like to move down the line, then this is the opportunity in Central Ohio to do just that. The COARA swapmeet is a good time and you will likely find a treasure to take home.

Details:
Saturday May 28
8 am to 11 am
St Paul Lutheran Church parking lot and shelter
4686 East Walnut St, Westerville OH 43081
See you then!