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RadioActivity 2016 News
June 23 - 25, 2016 in Timonium, MD
RadioActivity 2016 will be held at the Holiday Inn in Timonium, Maryland.
Meet Theme is "Western Electric"
MAARC is teaming with the Tube Collectors Association (TCA) to make this year’s meet even better than usual.
The TCA meeting will include information about WE tubes. Paul Hart will present a seminar on Western Electric’s contributions to the World War II effort. TCA president and tube expert Ludwell Sibley will share recently found new information on tubes, especially WE tubes. Mike Molnar will do a seminar on Weston test equipment. Ed Lyon will present his annual radio repair clinic.
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The Flea Market is, for many, the highlight of an antique radio meet. The RadioActivity 2016 Flea Market will open at 6:00 am on Friday morning. Attendees are being offered a better deal on flea market spaces this year. For $15 you may use either one or two spaces (including the space occupied by your car). Additional spaces beyond two are $10 each. Spaces are not marked and are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. If you and a friend wish to have adjacent spaces, coordinate your arrival times. If you vacate your space, someone else may take it before you return. Sellers must display the flea market registration card where it is visible to buyers.
The highly successful Thursday evening tube, literature, and ephemera auction will be offered again this year. That is the place to sell tubes, books, catalogs, magazines, and advertising brochures.
A no-reserve walk-around auction in the flea market parking area is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. (The walkaround auction will be held unless the weather makes that impossible.) This is the place to get rid of those boxes of junk or other items that are unlikely to bring $15 or more in the main auction. The auctioneer walks through the parking lot auctioning items from tailgates. No commission will be charged during the walk-around auction and no paperwork will be kept. The winning bidder pays the seller immediately upon having the winning bid.
The main auction will be Saturday, during which there is a minimum opening bid of $15 per item. Non-members of MAARC will pay a higher auction commission (15 percent) than members (who pay only 10 percent). This is yet another good reason to join if you are not already a MAARC member. At the Thursday evening tube and ephemera auction, the $15 minimum bid requirement is waived, and there will be no charge for no-sale items, but the commission charges will be the same as at the main auction.