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Annual NPARC Auction


 Each year NPARC holds its annual auction in the New Providence Area. In 2014, the NPARC auction was held at a new site, the New Providence High School. Look for next year's auction if you were unable to attend this year.

2014 Auction Flyer (color)  2014 Photos  2013 Photos  2012 Photos  2011 Photos

As in the past, some of  New Jersey's most highly prized and valuable ham radio related items were available at the live auction and the post-auction indoor flea market.

  • Admission just $5.  Children and unlicensed non-buyers free.

  • Time -  doors open for sellers only at 6:00. Buyers admitted at 6:30 p.m.

  • Live Auction -  begins at 7:00 p.m. and the live Auction, plus after-auction flea market, will end promptly at 9:30PM.

  • Again as it was in 2013: No commission taken on items sold by auction. NPARC will now transfer funds from buyers to sellers directly.

  • Flea Market: - will run for 30 minutes after the conclusion of the auction.

  • Location- New Providence High School,  35 Pioneer Drive, New Providence NJ.  Driving directions

  • Talk-in on W2LI Repeater:  147.255 MHz  +.600 PL 141.3.  If weather is bad check in with W2LI to get status of auction.  The bad weather date is February 28.

  • Light refreshments (beverages, subs, cookies) available at reasonable prices.

  • Auction Manager for 2014: Paul Wolfmeyer, W2PTP.  Paul can be reached at pwolfmeyer (at)

Rules of participation: 

  • Anyone paying the admission fee may sell or bid on any item.

  • Again as in 2013: No commission taken on items sold by auction. NPARC will transfer funds directly from buyer to seller.

  • Sellers: please visit the Sellers' Instructions page.

  • Owners may indicate a minimum acceptable bid or "reserve" for any auction item. While the auctioneer may initiate bidding at a price lower than the reserve, the final bid must be equal to or higher than the reserve for it to be sold, unless the owner changes his/her mind and agrees to the "below reserve" offer.

  • Donated items for the auction are appreciated from non-club members and club members alike. Proceeds will go to the NPARC club treasury.

  • All attendees may set up a post-auction flea market table.  A limited number of tables will be available to share on a "first come, first served" basis.  No fee or club commissions for flea-market sales.

  • If you bring something and it doesn't sell, you must take it away at the end of the night.

  • Have fun!