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.

Spring Swap Meet

Swap meet May 30 2015 from 8 am to noon at St Paul’s Lutheran Church parking lot with adjacent available shelter. East side of Hoover Reservoir at 4686 East Walnut St, Westerville OH.

Christmas Party and December Meeting

James Kroegel has asked to host the radio club Christmas party one last time before he moves. put it on your calendar for Saturday December 6 at 6 PM.

Club will provide the pizza and some basic soft drinks. Otherwise, it is BYOB and a snack to share to augment the pizza.

James’s address is 1011 Poppy Hills Dr, Blacklick.OH

– Exit I-270 at BROAD ST (exit 39), head EAST for about 1 1/2 miles.
– at traffic light for REYNOLDSBURG-NEW ALBANY RD, turn LEFT (north).
-at about 2 miles, turn LEFT on to JEFFERSON MEADOWS, for a short distance.
-turn LEFT on to POPPY HILLS DR. proceed to James’ address of 1011.

Hope you can come. Your spouse or significant other is welcome.

(NO meeting this quarter other than the Christmas pizza party.).

RSVP to me at 614-890-5422 or to James at 614-864-8327

September Meeting

Thom Flak is hosting the September 17 radio club meeting at his home.
Time is 7:30 PM as usual.  AND Thom invites us at 6:30 for Brats if you would like to come earlier  RSVP.
Directions to Thom’s home in northeast Columbus:
–  Rt 315 to the HENDERSON  RD exit and turn WEST
                  (from the south,   turn left  on Henderson Rd )
                  (from the north,    left on Olentangy River Rd,  then 1/4 mile to Henderson Rd turn right)
– go about 1 mile to KENNEY RD, turn left (south) at the traffic light
– pass the strip of stores  then to the first street on the left – KENDALE turn left
– at the first corner turn right on KENMONT, go about 10 houses to 4289 on the right.
RSVP to me …   or to Thom at 614-538-9293  especially if you are coming early for the Brats. Thom will also have some pop.  otherwise BYOB       RSVP  RSVP   RSVP  so we know how many to expect.
The usual content:   Review our August radio meet.
                                    Bring a radio or radio related item for show and tell.
                                    I will present info for transformer type radio power supplies.


Summer Tailgate Meet at New Location Rain or Shine Saturday August 23, 2014

Summer Tailgate Meet at New Location Rain or Shine Saturday August 23, 2014
Starts at 8 A.M. Ends Noon.
Nice open parking lot. Big shelter adjacent has tables and electrical outlets. Also available is the church bathroom.  $10 seller fee. Attend free.
Directions: country site 3 miles from interstate:
I-270 EXIT 30 to Rt-161 East,. Immediate exit to Sunbury Rd. Turn north at ramp light. Follow Sunbury Rd past McDonalds, Huntington Bank & Tim Horton’s. for 1.5 miles to CENTRAL COLLEGE RD (Duke/BP Gas) turn right. 1/2 mile at CUBBAGE RD turn left. 1 mile at WALNUT ST turn right. Quarter mile to the white church on left . Note: If you are coming from the north on Rt 23, at Delaware take OH Rt 37 over to I-71 to avoid numerous traffic lights and the construction at the Rt 23/I-270 interchange.

COARA Club Meeting June 18th 2014

The COARA club meeting will be at the home of Scott Freshour. Scott will be supplying hamburgers and hot dogs off the grill before the meeting. The meeting will start at 7:30 P.M. , food at 6:30 P.M.

There will be a radio clinic hosted by Gil Zalewski the subject being AC power supplies in vintage radio equipment.

Please let Scott know if you are coming 740-601-1550 or