Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the ARRL On-Line Auction opened on October 22, and bidding already is hot and heavy. Participants are bidding on the chance to own 270 items that range from Amateur Radio transceivers, test equipment, tools, antennas, ARRL swag, memorabilia, vintage books, one-of-a-kind finds, and — in honor of the auction’s 10th anniversary — the ARRL Lab team has contributed five “Mystery Junque 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 must register, but if you have participated in a past ARRL On-Line Auction, you can retrieve your auction user ID and password. Bidding ends on October 27. Each item up for bid has a separate closing time.