Sarasota Antique Radio Club
AND NOW, THE LATEST NEWS:  We had a fantastic time at the Central Florida Radio Exchange!  This was the inaugural event.  LOTS of radios and parts changed hands, and EVERYONE was happy!  The Exchange is showing every sign of growing -- we're expecting a bigger and better show next year.  The date is Friday-Saturday, February 12-13, 2016.
The next SARASOTA RADIO MEET is coming up fast!  the date is Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the Elks Lodge in Bradenton.  Click on the photo below for more information.
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Welcome to the Sarasota Antique Radio Club website.  Located in Sarasota, Florida, we host the twice-yearly Sarasota Radio Meet -- a radio display and swap meet for vintage radios, phonographs, component stereos, test equipment, records, tapes, memorabilia and other electronics.  We recently gained national attention as the host club for the annual Central Florida Radio Exchange in Mt. Dora (just north of Orlando).

Radio collecting is an interesting, rewarding, and varied hobby.  Some wish to restore family heirlooms to their former grandeur, while others simply like the challenge of collecting and restoring old radios and record players.  Just like the old car hobby, where Model T's have given way to 50's high-fashion and 60's muscle cars, many radio hobbyists are collecting and restoring small transistor radios, component stereos, televisions, and even stereo consoles.  We are open to ALL who collect and appreciate electronic gear.  Our swap meets are intended to be a resource for radios, projects, tubes, and parts, while helping newcomers with assistance, literature, and camaraderie.  If you're a retired engineer or simply have a basic interest, please stop by -- we'll be glad to meet you!

Radio collectors

Click on the photos for details on each event!

Sarasota Radio Meet          Central Florida Radio Exchange

Sarasota Radio Meet, Sarasota/Bradenton               Central Florida Radio Exchange, Mt. Dora

Sarasota Antique Radio Club                    Renninger's Mt. Dora