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Update from the President

I am feeling much better after my recent illness prevented me from attending the most recent meeting. I wish to thank club members Carlie and Brad for running the meeting. I just updated the calendar, we have an Estes auction on March 16th, a meet in Pittsburgh on April 28th and a club meeting on […]

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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,

meetings on alternate months: on 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 pm  of Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct and December.  Locations vary – see the meeting and event calendar of this club website. Club members receive timely e-mail with meeting location and agenda information.

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.

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

Scott Freshour or Barry Gould  with your complete mailing information and your e-mail address.

Thank you