Welcome to the ARCI website!
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: email@example.com
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.
Celebrating our 41st Year
1980 - 2021
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!
ARCI YouTube channel
Now on YouTube! We’ve taken the plunge and created the Antique Radio Club of Illinois
YouTube channel. We just posted last Saturday's Online Meet.
You can find the channel here:
Antique Radio Club of Illinois on YouTube
Check it out, subscribe, and stay tuned to the ARCI emails for more info!
Radiofest 2021 CANCELED
RADIOFEST 2022 August 5th and 6th
Illinois remains at Covid Phase 4 of the “Restore Illinois Plan”. Phase 5 is the level needed to “re-open” Illinois and to allow events such as Radiofest to fully resume. Radiofest arrangements must locked-in now. Arrangements cannot be made due to indoor gathering size restrictions. Therefore Radiofest 2021 is canceled.
Local outdoor swap meets resumed in April. Plans are to continue them in June, August and perhaps October.
Radiofest 2022 at the Shriners facility is planned for August 5th and 6th, 2022. Please circle those dates on your calendars. Watch for updates.
In parallel to swap meets, be sure to stay connected by participating in the ARCI on-line monthly meets (next meet is May 15th). On-line meets are a way to learn about radio history and technology.
Looking for more R&R (Radio Resources)
Check out our new page with recommended links...
** Link also in menu on left under resource link
Video meets via the internet
Occurrence: generally the 3rd Saturday of the month
Location: on your computer
Access: announcements with links are sent out via ARCI email blasts. firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 10am-11:30 AM
August - NONE - the meet is taking a well deserved vacation
Physical face to face meets
Occurrence: every two months starting in February
American Legion Post 76
570 S Gary Ave
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Time: 7am - 11am
SATURDAY, August 7 - in the SPIRIT of Radiofest we are having a Saturday meet
Sunday, October 3 NEW DAY
Sunday, December 5