The SK auction held on Thursday 19th November 2015, to dispose of radio equipment which belong to Maurice G3XKD, was a great success. Nearly 40 people were present, the best attendance at a club meeting for a long time.
There were 99 lots to get through and our auctioneer, Tony G3YYH, did great job to finish by just after 9pm. This was achieved through a mixture of encouragement of bidders, cajoling and the rapid bringing down of the auctioneer’s gavel! And some humour, needless to say.
The outcome resulted in a significant increase in club funds, to the tune of many hundreds of pounds. Maurice G3XKD had very kindly donated all his radio equipment to the club for use or disposal as the Committee wished, for which we are most grateful.
Many thanks to Tony G3YYH for so ably acting as auctioneer and to his many helpers both before and during the meeting, including those who helped clear out Maurice’s shack, and who sorted, cleaned and tested equipment and who turned up early on the day to help prepare the room for the auction.
Many thanks also to James 2E0GEL and Ken G3LVP for manning the kitchen and providing us with much appreciated cuppas.