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.

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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.

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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.

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 up at 7 am and event starting at 8 am to end by 11 am.

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Quarterly Club Meeting June 15th

Our quarterly club meeting will be on Wednesday June 15th 2016.
7:30 pm at Donato’s Pizza 8961 Polaris Pkwy in the party room. Arrive by 7 pm to order food. Bring a show and tell item and be prepared for some good conversation and fun.
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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.

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!

September Club Swap Meet

Be sure to attend our fall swap meet, it is located at 4686 East Walnut St. in Westerville, just east of the Hoover reservoir. The date is September 12th 2015 from 8AM till 11AM. This venue has proven to be a fine place for a swap meet. There is a covered area with bathrooms and electric available.

This past spring we had a good number of sellers and the event was well attended. Be sure come out and visit with antique radio enthusiasts and find some bargains.

Please note that Google Maps and the map on your iPhone have trouble with E. Walnut street as the Hoover reservoir cuts it off. Off of Sunbury rd. take Central College across the lake. Make a left on Cubbage, then right on Walnut.



June Club Meeting

Kent King is hosting at his home the June 17 the club meeting for Central Ohio Antique Radio Association.
Kent is a nationally known E H Scott radio collector and historian. E H Scott was a Chicago custom radio set builder. Scott radios were noted for superior performance, leading edge technology and the distinctive chrome plated chassis radios of the 1930’s. Scott was a pioneer of high fidelity and his 1935 model was the first true high fidelity radio available for the home – wide band, audio power, woofer and tweeters – designed for the experimental high fidelity stations that predated FM broadcasting. Kent;s collection includes some rare models and rare cabinets spanning the mid 1920’s into the 1950’s. Kent recently completed an out building to house his collection.
Allow 40 minutes from north Columbus to Kent’s home and alpaca farm located between Delaware and Radnor Ohio. I recommend avoiding the construction, numerous traffic lights and congestion of Rt 23. Instead, I recommend using I-71 to the Delaware exit and Rt 37 west to Delaware to pick up Rt 23 just inside Delaware city.
–  From Delaware, take Rt 23  north 2 miles  to HILLS-MILLER RD, light,  turn left (west).
–  Follow Hills-Miller Rd west about 3 miles (careful at the railroad crossing) to the end.
–  Turn right (north) on State Rt 203  for a half mile to the first right, Buttermilk Hill Rd
–  Kent’s home is the 2nd house on the right @ 3579 Buttermilk Hill Dr,  Radnor OH. 
            and I’ll use our swap meet sign to mark his driveway (plenty of parking).
Meeting agenda includes:  review of our May 30 swap meet, planning the next swap meet, other regional radio events, and Scott radio  presentation by Kent and a tour of his collection.
You are welcome to arrive as soon as 7 pm, and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm.