The ARRL On-Line Auction will celebrate its 10th anniversary when it gets under way later this month. The auction preview will open on Monday, October 19, at 1400 UTC, and bidding begins on Thursday, October 22, at 1400 UTC. The auction already has more than 260 items that will be up for bid, and new donations are still coming in.
The 2015 auction will include QST “Product Review” gear (already ARRL Lab-tested!), vintage books, pre-owed gear, one-of-a-kind finds, and in honor of its 10th anniversary, the ARRL Lab team will contribute five “mystery boxes.”
Some of the premier items up for bid from the QST “Product Review” inventory will include a FlexRadio Systems Flex-6700 transceiver, an Apache Labs ANAN-100D SDR HF/6 meter transceiver, a M2 6M-1K2 6 meter amplifier, an ACOM 600S HF linear, and a Yaesu FT-991 transceiver.
Among the book offerings are three 1934 editions of R/9 Magazine; a special defense edition of The Radio Amateur’s Handbook from 1942, and Radio Tube Fundamentals.
Proceeds from the yearly On-Line Auction benefit ARRL education programs. These include activities to license new hams, strengthen Amateur Radio Emergency Service training, offer continuing technical and operating education, and create instructional materials.
All bidders need to register. If you have participated in a past ARRL On-Line Auction, you will be able to retrieve your auction user ID and password.