Amateur Radio equipment is sometimes difficult / expensive to obtain, especially for the newcomer to the hobby. Because it's a specialised field, it's also sometimes difficult to dispose of ham gear. Remember that transmitters (or transceivers) may only be sold to licensed radio amateurs.
There are several ways of buying and selling ham gear:
For hams in the catchment area of the 145.750 MHz repeater, our Sunday morning bulletins (starting at 08h30) include a slot at the end of the bulletin for Swops. Call in with your callsign when the bulletin reader makes the announcement and provides the opportunity;
- Our Ragchew Newsletters often publish adverts of radio equipment for sale or wanted-to-buy.
The Newsletters page is [here].
If you would like to advertise your ham-related goods, please e-mail the CTARC Secretary [here].
Please note, the secretary can not accept adverts via SMS or WhatsApp, but by e-mail ONLY. This avoids errors that can happen the advert has to be re-typed. Furthermore, colour photos of the equipment can be attached to the e-mail;
- CTARC members are welcome to advertise wanted or for sale amateur radio-related equipment on the CTARC Members' WhatsApp Group, including prices and photos. Contact the CTARC Secretary to be put on that group if you are a paid-up CTARC member;
- At our monthly members meetings at the CTARC clubhouse, there is often a bring-and-buy swop shop held after the main meeting;
- Once a year, the CTARC holds a huge amateur radio gear Mega Flea Market at the clubhouse in March. This event is advertised beforehand;
- In addition, we occasionally publish individual items and swop-related articles on this blogspot, links to which posts are shown in descending time order below. Please note the legal aspects [here];