A long-standing Boston-area ham institution is no more, according to its organizer Eliot Mayer, W1MJ.
In a letter dated April 14, 2004, Mayer writes, “Besides being a great social event, it paid for a significaant portion of [WARA’s] repeater maintenance expenses. Alas, despite our best efforts to improve the auction and its publicity, the event has been suspended due to declining interest.”
The event, co-sponsored by the Waltham Amateur Radio Association and the 1200 Radio Club, had been held annually in November at the Newton Masonic Hall.
[K1OJH actioning off an oscilloscope at the 1998 Waltham ARA/1200 RC Auction. Photo courtesy WARA]