Bidding has been fierce on many of the nearly 300 items available in the 11th Annual ARRL On-Line Auction, which continues through Thursday, October 27.
This year’s auction inventory includes some vintage ham radio items, including a Collins S Line, which has been attracting many bids. Among other premier items from the QST “Product Review” stock are the new Elecraft K3S HF+6 meter transceiver, an Ameritron ALS-1306 HF/6 meter amplifier, and the new Icom IC-7300 HF+6 meter transceiver. Also on the block is a RigExpert AA-230 ZOOM 0.1-230 MHz antenna and cable analyzer, and an autographed script from the TV show “Last Man Standing,” starring Tim Allen, KK6OTD.
There are books and publications — including many vintage editions of the ARRL Handbook, among them a special 1942 defense edition and a 1926 edition. Bid on embroidered ham call sign caps and ARRL-branded gear too, from playing cards to iPhone chargers and even glassware.
Proceeds from the yearly On-Line Auction benefit ARRL education programs. These include activities to license new hams, strengthen Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) training, offer continuing technical and operating education, and create instructional materials.
Participants must register. Those who have participated in past ARRL On-Line Auction events may use their previous log-in information. Those who have forgotten a password or user ID should click on the “Help” tab, which will offer password and user ID-retrieval instructions. Bidders also should ensure that a correct address and other information are on file. The auction site only accepts Visa and MasterCard. Each auction item has its own closing time.
Bidders are urged to read the auction policies.