Events & Dates

SPECIAL NOTICE: Upcoming Events

Post-COVID (?), PARS has returned to a “normal” meeting schedule in 2022-2023. We have the Tri-State Radio Fest in April, our annual picnic in July and our annual Holiday Luncheon just after Thanksgiving. The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus was a setback. But almost all club members are vaccinated and boostered so we feel safe in marching forward with no restrictions on club activities. Our annual Fall Auction was held in September, 2021 and was a smashing success! The agenda for most other meetings includes a flea market (tables are free to members) and chat session, followed by a Subway lunch (for $7 cash only please), then any scheduled presentations, a brief business meeting and adjournment. Most meetings start at 9AM and are over by 2PM. We can’t wait to see you at the next PARS meeting!

2023 Tri-State Radio Fest !!

SUNDAY, April 23rd

8:30Am – 4PM

Center Stage Banquet Hall, 1495 Old Brodhead Road, Monaca, PA  15061

$5 General Admission

Flea Market Tables!

200-Lot Auction!

Contest: Emerson Radios!

The Tri-State Radio Fest is PARS largest annual event with a large flea market in the morning followed by a 200-lot auction starting about noon. TSRF also features a radio contest with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! The 2023 edition of TSRF will be the 17th time we have brought this event to Western Pennsylvania. Connect with all your antique radio friends once again at TSRF 2023 !! Masks are optional.

NOTE that this is a SUNDAY event.

PARS Spring Clinic – March 25, 2023

Contest: Airline (Montgomery Ward) Radios !!

Start: 03/25/2023 9:00

Our famous SPRING CLINIC! Members may bring any radio in to our expert panel for diagnosis and low-level repairs. Bring in your unworking dog radio and leave with a repair plan for bringing it back to life!

Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227
9AM to 11:30 Open Flea Market–Free Tables For Members
10AM to 11:30 Open Chat, Contest Judging, Flea Market
11AM: Possibly a brief presentation and contest winners announced.
11:30AM Lunch– We will have a drink, chips and a Subway sandwich lunch for $7.
Noon: Brief business meeting
Noon-2PM: More chat time for those who want to stay.

Bring a friend to introduce them to PARS and our Hobby.

PARS June Meeting –  June 3rd 2023

06/3/2023 9:00

CONTEST:  Auto-Store Radios! Firestone, Goodyear, Western Auto, Trutone, etc.

Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227
9AM to 11:30 Open Flea Market–Free Tables For Members
10AM to 11:30 Open Chat, Contest Judging, Flea Market
11AM: Possibly a brief presentation and contest winners announced.
11:30AM Lunch– We will have a drink, chips and a Subway sandwich lunch for $7.
Noon: Brief business meeting
Noon-2PM: More chat time for those who want to stay.

PARS Summer Picnic – SUNDAY July 16th 2023

07/16/2023 10:00

CONTEST: CB Radios

MAKE NOTE: The Picnic is on SUNDAY.

The much-loved PARS picnic will be held at the North Park Roosevelt Pavilion which is the same as last year. Drinks, hot dogs and hamburgers, buns and condiments will be provided by PARS. It is asked that attendees bring a dessert or a dish to share, plus a folding chair in case more seating is needed. There is good parking adjacent to Roosevelt pavilion and it is an easy roll-up for anyone in a wheel chair. So please park in the parking lot next to the Roosevelt Pavilion.

PARS Presentation

MEMBER PRESENTATIONS WANTED!!

If you want to talk about the history of a particular radio brand you love, or your restoration of that prize plastic AA5 clock radio in your collection then please speak up! We’d LOVE to give you some presentation time at one of our meetings. A projector and screen are available for your visuals. Please DO make a presentation at a PARS meeting! You will be glad your did! 

Similarly, the PARS Oscillator–our quarterly newsletter–is also looking for your radio-related article, history, pictures and anything else you would like to share.

Send an email through the web site contact form and we will connect you with the right person to make your presentation or newsletter article happen! BIG Thanks!

PARS August Meeting – Saturday August 26th, 2023

PARS Officer Elections

08/26/2023 09:00

CONTEST: Stand-Alone Radio Speakers

Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227
9AM (setup and flea market) to ~ 4PM
We will have coffee and a Subway lunch available for $7.
This meeting will include elections for PARS Officers.

Stand-alone speakers were a fixture on radios from the introduction of the type 71 tube until they fell out of favor in the early 60’s–only to get new life with the coming of “stereo” sound!. This contest will surely be a good one!

PARS Fall Auction – Saturday September 23rd, 2023

09/23/2023 09:00

CONTEST: General Electric Radios

Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227
9AM (setup and flea market) to ~ 4PM
We will have coffee and a Subway lunch available for $7.
This meeting will include elections for PARS Officers.

This is one of our bigger events with lots of choice items available.
The auction focus is on Antique and Vintage Radios. Vintage Televisions and Phonographs are welcome, along with Vintage Ham and Audio equipment. No computer stuff or modern electronics please.

PARS Meeting – Saturday October 29th 2022

Fall Radio Clinic

CONTEST: Police Radios *See note below

10/29/2022 9:00

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 $7.
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 Police Radios, by which we mean * A Receiving radio with a dial segment or band covering a past or present police band. It could anything from a one-band radio extended up to the 1700s, a separate band covering the old MW police band or newer VHF bands, or even a VHF-only radio. But NO SCANNERS.

PARS Holiday Luncheon

December 3rd, 2022

Contest: Transistor Radios, not Novelty

12/03/2022 10:00

PARS MEETING and Holiday Luncheon
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227.

Contest – Transistor Radios, not novelty.

It is always a plus if you can include something  in your contest entry display that adds context — manuals, ads from magazines and similar materials.

The Luncheon will be nicely catered as we have always done.

PARS Winter Warmup Meeting!!

January 28, 2023

CONTEST: Silvertone Radios !!

01/28/2023 09:00

Another January Meeting! Here we go challenging Mother Nature’s snow machine again!

Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227
9:00AM to 2:00PM

9:00AM to 11:30AM: Open Flea Market–Free Tables For Members.
11:00AM: Possibly a brief presentation and contest winners announced.
11:30AM: Lunch– Coffee/Soda and a Subway sandwich lunch for only $7!
Noon: Brief business meeting.
Noon to 2:00PM: More chat time for those who want to stay.

Bring a friend to introduce them to PARS and our Hobby.

We can huddle around some warm tubes and listen to some old time radio!

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