Buy or sell gear at the SECARS Auction!

The annual SECARS Spring Auction will be held Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall.

Location: 1650 CT Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT.  Plenty of onsite parking in the rear of the facility, which is also the entrance to the auction.

Time: Setup – 7 AM; Sellers arrive beginning at 8 AM; All others at 9 AM; Auction starts at 10 AM and runs until the last item is sold.

Food: Coffee, tea, water and donuts will be available for purchase, along with hot dogs and soft drinks.

Raffle: SECARS will be offering several prizes with raffle tickets available for purchase.  Details will be updated here shortly.  You must be present to win any raffle prizes.

Talk-in: Talk in is on the SECARS repeater: 146.730 MHz (- offset, PL 156.7 Hz).

Admission: $5 admission fee per participant.

What’s for sale?  Sellers are welcome to bring computer and electronic equipment related to amateur radio, including any type of radio rig, amplifier, antenna, transmission line, station accessories, publications, electronic components, etc.  All items are available for viewing from 9 AM onward.

Auction terms: This is a live auction.  Items will be auctioned in the order chosen by the auctioneer and staff.  You must be present to bid, and all purchased items must be removed before the end of the auction.  Payment is expected the day of the auction by cash, personal check (with ID) or major credit card (with additional 3% fee).  SECARS takes a 10% commission on the sale of any item (minimum commission of $1.00), which is paid by the seller.  Sellers need not be present at the end of the auction to collect payment, although that is highly preferred.  Sellers must remove all of their unsold items by the end of the auction unless other arrangements have been made in advance.  Sellers have the right to set a minimum sale price for any item placed for sale.  Sellers also have the right to place one “free” bid to raise the price of their item during the auction.  All sales are final.

For more information: Contact Mark Noe KE1IU at