April Swap Meet Canceled

Be safe, be healthy.

The COARA spring swap meet has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Due to the statewide lock down that extends till May 1 we will not be able to have this meet. Additionally, we want all of our members to be safe, healthy and ready to join us in the fall when we will try again with our fall tailgate swapmeet.

This entry was posted on April 8, 2020, in sticky.


Due to the virus apocalypse, we are cancelling our March meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday March 18th. This is out of an abundance of caution and the fact many of our members are of a certain demographic that should remain away from folks for awhile.

Stay tuned for the make up date.

Stay Well.

This entry was posted on March 16, 2020, in sticky.

COARA Holiday Party and Dec. Club Meeting

Join us Friday Dec. 6th at 7:00 P.M
The Woods at Polaris Community Club House, 1225 Allington Lane.
Columbus, OH 43240
Near Old State and E. Powell in Polaris North
Pizza will be provided. Please BYOB and bring snacks or a desert.
The clubhouse is well appointed and comfortable as well as handicap
accessible. There will be a club meeting with show and tell, event updates and more.

This entry was posted on November 20, 2019, in sticky.

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.

COARA February Meeting Feb 20

Meeting at the Karl Rd. branch of the Columbus Metro Library.

5590 Karl Rd, Columbus, OH 43229

7:00 P.M.

Agenda to follow soon.

This entry was posted on December 26, 2018, in sticky.

October Club Meeting

COARA Club Meeting at the Gahanna Library in Meeting Room.

7:00 P.M.

310 Granville St,,  Gahanna OH  via the I-270 exit 35 for Rt 62 which  becomes Granville St.

This entry was posted on October 16, 2017, in sticky.

April 19 Club Meeting

April 19th COARA Meeting Room Reserved at Karl Road branch of the Columbus Public Library – 7:30 to 9 pm

From I-71 exit 117 Rt 161-Dublin-Granville Rd turn East. Drive about a quarter mile to the light at Karl RD, rerun Right.
The Library It is quarter mile or so south of Rt-161 at 5590 Karl Rd, Columbus, OH 43229. East side of the street.

Brad Buck suggested we try a Library for our club meeting and he will present the education topic.


– Barry (club treasurer) will collect 2017 membership payments of $12. (Personal checks preferred)
– Local vintage radio events recent and upcoming.
– Recent finds and discussion topics.
– Planning for May club Spring tailgate radio swap meet.
-TOPIC – radio power supplies – function of rectifier tube, power transformer, choke, field coil, AC/DC radios, electrolytic condensers
– Show & Tell – bring a table radio, or power supply

Next club meeting in 2 months: Wednesday June 21

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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.