About MAARC and the Hobby

The Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club (MAARC) is a hobby club for those dedicated to collecting, restoring, and preserving vintage radio, television, hi-fi, electrical instrument, vacuum tube, and electronic test equipment.

Collecting antique radio and other electronic equipment is a fun and interesting pastime that appeals to a variety of folks from the pure collectors who are looking for their next great find, to the technicians and tinkerers who like to restore the electronics or refinish cabinets, to the historians and preservationists interested in the history of the technology, to those who are into it as a small business. Many involved dabble in several of these areas. All enjoy the camaraderie of a shared interest. You will find antique radio, TV, hi-fi, electrical instrument, vacuum tube, and electronic test equipment collectors to be a friendly and honest group that do not take themselves too seriously, while recognizing they are preserving a part of our heritage.