COARA Fall Swap Meet with the Early Television Foundation.

The COARA fall swap meet is Saturday, Sept. 7 from 8:00 AM till 11:00 AM. The meet is located at St. Pauls Lutheran church, 4686 E Walnut St, Westerville, OH 43081.

It is only $10.00 to set up at the meet, payable on the day of the event. There are restrooms available and electric in the large shelter house. Please plan to attend, the meet with our friends at the Early Television Foundation are typically a good time.

August Club Meeting 8/21 7:30 PM

The August club meeting will be at the home of Dave Poland. Dave is a Scott historian and collector and has a pretty spectacular collection as well as a very nice display area. The club will enjoy the care and curation devoted to this collection of high end Scott radios.

The agenda follows:

  1. Announcements
  2. Recent radio related events (Illinois show) Upcoming events (Kutztown).
  3. Discussion regarding the upcoming swap meet
  4. Discussion and viewing of Dave’s Scott collection
  5. Conclusion

Dave Poland. 534 Westbury Woods Ct, Westerville.


From I-270 outer belt, exit 29 Westerville, Rt 3.

At the ramp light, turn left (South)  about 1/8th mile to the DEMPSEY Rd  light, turn left.

Follow Dempsey Rd 1 1/2 mile over the outerbelt and through the traffic light.

Turn right at WINFREE RD and then turn at the 2nd right, CHEROKEE ROSE (says No Outlet).

Around the curve, turn at WESTBURY WOODS COURT  and travel to the circle at the end.

Slightly to the right is 534 Westbury Woods CT. – driveway will take 4 cars.

Overflow is the neighbor at 538 to the right, will take 3 additional cars.

June Club Meeting

The June club meeting will be held at the home of club member David Reutter on Wednesday 6/19/19. The address is 5771 Ballymead Blvd. Dublin, Ohio 43061.

Agenda includes

  1. Club News
  2. Upcoming events
  3. Show and tell
  4. Fall swapmeet
This entry was posted on June 17, 2019, in Club News.

COARA Spring Swap Meet

The spring swap meet is just around the corner! Come out to our spectacular venue at St. Pauls Lutheran church. 4686 E Walnut St, Westerville, OH 43081 on Saturday June 1st. 7AM to 11AM.

There is electric, shelter and plentiful parking. Set up is only $10 per table. There are typically 12-15 vendors set up and it is not a bad little meet. So come out and enjoy! Rain or Shine.

This entry was posted on May 20, 2019, in Club News.

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 April 17th. Also remember the fabulous Kutztown show is in May.

A venue and an agenda for the April meeting will be forthcoming. Stay tuned.


This entry was posted on March 8, 2019, in Club News.

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


This entry was posted on November 5, 2018, in Club News.

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.

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


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.