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New Providence Amateur Radio Club
The  Radio Club of the Watchung Hills Area
P.O. Box  813, New Providence, NJ  07974    USA

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Club FM Simplex on 145.750 MHz

Club call signs are N2XJ and W2FMI



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page last modified: Mon Jan 15 20:20:50 2024 PT

Annual NPARC Auction


Each year NPARC holds its annual auction in the New Providence Area. This year's auction will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at our current auction site, the Salt Brook Elementary School.

2024 Auction Flyer (color)
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As in the past, some of New Jersey's most highly prized and valuable ham radio related items will be available at the live auction and the post-auction indoor flea market.

  • Admission just $10. Children and unlicensed non-buyers free.

  • Time - doors open for sellers and buyers at 1:00pm.

  • Live Auction - begins at 2:00pm and the live Auction, plus after-auction flea market, will end promptly at 4:00pm.

  • Again as it has been since 2010: No commission will be taken on items sold by auction. NPARC will transfer funds from buyers to sellers directly.

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

  • Location - Salt Brook School, 40 Maple Street, 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.  There will be no bad weather date this year.

  • Drinks (soda, coffee, water) and light snacks (cookies) will be available at reasonable prices.

  • Auction Manager for 2024: Al Hanzl, K2AL.  Al can be reached at k2al (at) arrl (dot) net.

Rules of participation: 

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

  • Again as it has been since 2010: No commission will be 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. The club may set a minimum acceptable bid for donated equipment.

  • 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 during the auction, you must either take it away at the end of the event or sell direct to a willing party during the flea market.

  • Most importantly - Have fun!