Now in its 26th year, the event showcases classic vintage radios with beautiful wood, plastic or metal cabinets dating back to the early 20's for sale in a flea market type setting under a huge tent and in the parking lot at the rear of the hotel. Newer items include transistor radios, test equipment and audio gear generally up to the 1990's. Vintage radios often feature Shortwave reception or 78 RPM record players, and are very good performing units once they are electronically restored. Nearly any vintage unit can be restored, and parts experts will be at the event in Lansing.
The club hosts "Radio Rescue" a free evaluation service. The public is encouraged to bring vintage electronics items like radios, parts, tubes, and related items where they can be evaluated, get repair or parts info, or put items up for sale.
The show opens at 7am Friday morning and the flea market runs through 3 pm. An indoor "Radio Reception" with contest radio display happens 7:30-10pm. Saturday the flea market runs 8am-1pm followed by an indoor auction then a bargain auction under the large tent in the lot. Items at the Bargain Auction generally sell for less than $5 each, and any items left behind are free.
For more info, see the club's website at www.michiganantiqueradioclub.org or call 734-20-RADIO (207-2346).