This online resource a public service of the STARC club to the local ham community. The Buy Sell Trade Net is NOT owned by STARC.

For the past 20 years a two meter net has been held to allow coastal bend hams to dispose of no longer needed equipment or to find something they are looking for. The only requirement is that it be amateur radio related. The South Texas Amateur Radio Club makes this space available for listings but is in no way responsible for the transactions between amateurs. See the latest net posting below:

NEW – The South Texas Amateur Radio Club has decided to continue to assist the local amateur radio community offer up their excess gear on this webpage. We will accept emails at with sellers contact information, list of items, and price. They club will update them on this page once a week. The items will also be announced very briefly at the end of the weekly STARC on air meeting every Tuesday at 8pm. Interested parties will need to contact the seller of the item for more details on the item.

2/28/2023 – Jim Wilken 361-249-0993 – For Sale – Kenwood TS440S with internal tuner and new factory mic $400 

2/7/2023 – Third Party Contact Mel Ramos 361-774-9365 – 50 foot crank-up fold over tower. Outer tower 9″ face, inner tower 8″ face. Has substantial fold over bracket.  He is asking $1000 I told him that was way too much. He is taking offers. Located in Taft. Jim N5VL has photo.

1/31/2023 (Early Post)

Want to Buy – Pair of RemoteRig Model RRC-1258MkIIs (Standard version) Units

Contact Jon  631.298.6595


For Sale by Santos KI5KGT 361-548-4576
Equipment for Sale:
Ameritron HF Power Amplifiers AL-811
Used. In good working order. Power: 600W
160 – 15 MHz w/6 meter mod
Sale price $450
Ameritron Amplifier Transceiver Keying Interfaces ARB-704
Used. Sale price $50
Wolf River Coil – Silver Bullet Platinum
80 to 10m – Power: 100W digital, 300W CW & 500W SSB
Original cost $170 – Sale price $125 – Used 3 times….
MFJ-1778M 40m-10m G5RV Jr dipole
New in package. Power: 1500W
Original cost $79.95 – Sale price $60
MFJ-2012 OCFD 40/20/10/6 wire antenna
Open package never used outside. Power: 1500W
Original cost $79.95 – Sale price $60
MFJ-949E Deluxe Versa Tuner II
Used. In good working order. Power: 300W
1.8 – 30 MHz
Original cost $249.95 – Sale price $140
DC POWER CABLE for IC706/718/746/756
New in package. Sale price $30

BST Net Control Message 4/12/2022 – This is the last session of the BST.  The tower the 147.080 repeater will be torn down 4-18-2022 according to Jim so the net controls have elected to close down the BST net till further notice.  Thanks to all the sellers, buyers and listeners for making this net work. Thanks to Chuck Patterson for his support and for allowing us to use the 147.080 repeater.  We wish him the best of luck in the future and in relocating the repeater.

We also thank the South Texas Amateur Radio Club for generously posting the
the listings from the BST net on their web site.

73 from Randy K5GJR and James AD5TC