Don Polito Passes

Don Polito Passes

Long Time PARS Member Don Polito Passes

With grief deep in our hearts, we are sorry to tell you that Don Polito passed away yesterday evening at Forbes Regional Hospital after a tough- fought battle with leukemia. 
Funeral and visitation arrangements were emailed to all PARS members.  Please do not directly contact the Polito family at this time, 
Several of us (including me) have items awaiting repair at Don’s shop.  PARS members will be assisting Don’s family in returning everything to its’ proper owner.  Please be patient.
Kindly follow the developing events and announcements through PARS emails and this website at pittsburghantiqueradiosociety.org
Here are detailed information about visitation and funeral for Don Polito…
 
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 24th 2020 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Gene H. Corl Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services (4335 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146). A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 25th 2020 at 10:30 AM at the same location. The wearing of masks will be required, the maximum of 25 people will be permitted in the funeral home at one time and social distancing will be followed.
PARS is sending flowers.

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PARS Officers and Board Members

PARS Officers and Board Members

President (Acting) Don Merz- don@ovationimages.com
Vice President OPEN
Treasurer (Roster) Jeff Pleva  jeff.pleva@verizon.net
Secretary – Chris Wells radioactive55man@comcast.net

Board of Directors:
Andy Manko jukeboxandy@yahoo.com
Tom Dixon 
Bob Knowlton

The Pittsburgh Oscillator:
Journal of the Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society
Editor Joe Patrick (Projects)  dtekt@comcast.net

Additional PARS Chairmen
Dave Kraeuter (PARS Historian) kraeuter@earthlink.net

For information about PARS please contact:
Don Merz – don@ovationimages.com

DETAILS: December 20th Holiday Luncheon

DETAILS: December 20th Holiday Luncheon

December 5th Holiday Luncheon

PARS Holiday Luncheon December 5th, 2020

Contest: Telephones

12/07/2019 10:00

PARS MEETING and Holiday Luncheon
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227.

Contest – Military Radios, in honor of the historic date of our Holiday Luncheon!

Since many members will be unfamiliar with your contest radio, it would be great if you can include something
in your display that adds context — manuals, ads from radio news showing your radio ‘in use’ and similar materials.

The Luncheon will be nicely catered as we have always done. Doors open at 10 for the flea market, lunch at noon.
Prior to the event, PARS members will receive a letter with dues renewal AND reservations for the Luncheon.
You are encouraged to bring spouses and friends for the same low, per-seat charge.
This is one of our largest attendances of any meeting.
The camaraderie at this meeting is a great way to wrap up another year of antique radio fun!

Please Note: This is a catered event that requires that you preregister and pay $18 per person attending.
all PARS Members will receive a registration form in their US Mail box in early November.
Please contact Jeff Pleva if you have not received the form – see Board Member link to left for contact info.

October 24 Radio Clinic Meeting Details

October 24 Radio Clinic Meeting Details

PARS Meeting – Saturday October 24th 2020

Fall Radio Clinic

CONTEST: Curtain Burner Radios with a Resistance Line Cord

10/24/2020 10:00

Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227
9AM to 2PM
9AM to 11:30 Open Flea Market–Free Tables For Members
10AM to 11:30 Clinic Experts Diagnose Your Radio
11AM: Possibly a brief presentation and contest winners announced.
11:30AM Lunch– We will have drinks, chips and a Subway sandwich lunch for $6.
Noon: Brief business meeting
Noon-2PM: More chat time and clinic time for those who want to stay.

The contest for this meeting will be Curtain Burners–Any radio with a resistance line cord

Please try to download and print off schematic and alignment/repair notes for your make and model radio before bringing it to the clinic.
schematic can be found here:
http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/
If you are not sure of your model this site may help with its picture archive:
http://www.radioatticarchives.com/

For the radio clinic, you are invited to bring in any set that needs attention.
Our PARS experts will give a go at diagnosing and possibly repairing your radio.
Bring a friend to introduce them to PARS and our Hobby.

2020 Fall Auction September 19th

2020 Fall Auction September 19th

PARS Fall Auction

Saturday September 26th, 2020

PARS Officer Elections

09/26/2020 09:00

CONTEST: Crystal Radios

Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227
9AM  to  4PM
We will have drinks, chips and a Subway lunch available for $6.
This meeting will include elections for PARS Officers.

DETAILS: PARS FALL DONATION AND CONSIGNMENT AUCTION
This is one of our bigger events with lots of choice items available.
The auction focus is on Antique and Vintage Radios/TV/Phonograph.
Vintage Ham and Audio equipment welcome – no computer stuff or modern electronics please.

Door open at 9:00AM. Setup and Preview 9AM-Noon. Auction 12 noon until done (usually 3PM-4PMish).

Non PARS members are welcome to come at a cost of $5.
(Consider an annual PARS membership instead at the low price of $20)
PARS MEMBERS: Please donate something nice to be auctioned with proceeds going to PARS

Admission fee of $5.
Please bring additional nice items for our auctioneer to sell for you.

This is both a donation and consignment Auction.
Rules are a 10/10% burden to Consignor(seller) and Buyer.
One can set a Reserve with no burden on no-sale.
These are the same rules as our April Tri-State Radio Fest event.
Please see the detail in the TSRF link for auction mechanics.