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Antique Radio Club of Illinois
ARCI is affiliated with The Antique Wireless Association. For more information regarding the AWA, see their website at www.antiquewireless.org
The Antique Wireless Association is an organization of some 4,000 members worldwide linked by a common interest in the history of electrical and electronic communications.
For more information about ARCI or if you have questions regarding our club and its activities, please contact our P.R. Director, Tom Kleinschmidt Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 1139
LaGrange Park, IL 60526
PRESERVING THE HISTORY AND ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE
OF RADIO AND RELATED DISCIPLINES
From this list you will receive notifications of radios for sale, repairs or parts needed, and other information for our regular members.
1980 - 2020
The Antique Radio Club of Illinois, is a nationwide family of over 500 people dedicated to the preservation of antique radios and related items. We have bi-monthly meetings and regularly draw collectors and enthusiasts from all over the Midwest.
We now have monthly live on-line video meets containing presentations and more!
When Restore Illinois attains Phase 5 status (Covid no longer a threat), we again meet face to face:
We meet six times per year offering seminars, swap meets and equipment contests. Our Spring, Fall and Winter meets are held at The American Legion hall in Carol Stream, IL.
At our annual Radiofest, we sponsor seminars and displays on various topics related to restoration, historical presentations and helpful "how-tos" for Radiofest attendees. During the Summer months, we have two special meets in June and August each year. Our June meet is a combined meet with the amateur radio 6-Meter Club of Chicago and is held at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL.
August brings our nationally renowned, two-day event ... Radiofest!
NEXT ARCI live on-line video meet
November 21, 2020
10 AM to 11:30 AM Central time
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Face to face Meet is
The Coronavirus continues to evolve.
Please check all dates and events on this website.
It is likely that events might be rescheduled
Dear ARCI members and friends,
On May 5, 2020, the Illinois Governor announced the five-phase plan to Restore Illinois based on the Covid-19 virus regression. The key takeaway from the document is that gatherings of over 50 people, conventions, festivals, and large events will not be permitted until the final phase (Phase 5). The state is currently in Phase 4. Requirements to meet Phase 5 are: “With a vaccine or highly effective treatment widely available or the elimination of any new cases over a sustained period ….” This is a tall order with an undefined time frame.
So, as we have heard happening with so many other events, we really have no choice but to cancel face to face meets. As disappointing as it is, compliance to Restore Illinois is not only a requirement it is paramount for the safety of our members, friends, and all event attendees. We are now planning for Radiofest to return in 2021.
Please find creative ways to share the hobby and stay in touch with fellow radio collectors.
Radiofest 2020 Chair