RaRa Annual Auction
(from the RARA Rag newsletter - Nov 2017)
Tim Guyot, KB1POP—RaRa Vice President
One of our most popular events, the annual RaRa Auction, is only a few days
away on Wednesday November 1st. Each year I'm impressed by the variety of
items, from a small box of toggle switches to contest-ready HF rigs, and
everything remotely ham radio-related in between. Of course, I never go home
empty-handed, and you shouldn't either.
Our entire meeting time will be dedicated
to the auction; in fact, we'll be opening the
doors early at 6:15 to let sellers bring in
the treasures they're hoping to go home
without. At 6:45 members not selling can
begin perusing the items to see them up
close before they hit the auction block
starting around 7pm.
Speaking of the auction block, I'm excited
to announce that our celebrity
auctioneers Dick Goslee, KG2I and Ed
Gable, K2MP will be back at it again
using their incredible knowledge and a
strong dose of humor to help sellers get
top-dollar for their items. Whether it's a
home-brew rig with no labels that they can fully explain after just a brief glance,
or those "one-of-a-kind", "You'll never see another one like it" regen receivers
that keep showing up each year, they've got it covered.
The auction is a members-only event (Members may bring one guest), so please
renew your membership online if you haven't already. Our membership
secretary, Tim Barrett, K9VB will be at the entrance checking membership, and
helping members renew if they were unable to do so in advance.
Please join us and bring anything you have that's radio related that you don't
need right now. It should be labeled with three important pieces of information:
-Your name & call
-A description (is it working?)
-Your desired starting price
Join in the fun! Even if you have nothing to sell, we can always use more
The entertainment, the ad-hoc education, and the comradery make it a
great way to spend an evening.
Sellers: Please bring a piece of cardboard to put under any item that could
scratch the tables. Also, please note that the club will benefit by keeping 10% of
the final sale price.
Buyers: Be aware that we can only accept cash.
Please join us on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Boy Scouts
Building, 2320 Brighton–Henrietta Town Line Road, Brighton, NY 14623.