Rallies and Events News – 4 September 2016

| September 2, 2016

This Sunday, the 4th, Telford and District ARS are holding their annual HamFest. This is held in the World Heritage location of Ironbridge Gorge, at its Enginuity site. There will be numerous traders and exhibitors as well as an RSGB information and book stand. A special feature this year is a presentation by Noel Matthews, G8GTZ about amateur radio on the ISS. More information from Martyn, G3UKV on 01952 255 416.

Next Saturday, the 10th, the Caister Lifeboat Radio Rally will be held at Caister Lifeboat Station, Tan Lane, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, NR30 5DJ. Doors open from 9.30am to 3pm, with traders gaining access from 8am. Admission is free and the venue has free parking and disabled access. All proceeds go to Caister lifeboat. Contact Zane, on 07711 214 790 for further details.

Next Sunday, the 11th, sees the Torbay Communications Fair at Newton Abbot Racecourse, Devon TQ12 3AF. The event is indoors and doors open at 10am with disabled visitors gaining access half an hour earlier. Admission is £2. There is plenty of car parking on-site. There will be a bring-and-buy and an RSGB book stall. There is also catering on-site.

Also next Sunday is the Andover Radio and Computer Boot Sale at Tangley Village Hall, Wildhern, Andover, Hants SP11 0JE. Doors will be open from 9am to 4pm, with disabled visitors gaining access from 8.30am. Admittance will be £2. There will be a bring-and-buy, car boot area, as well as trade stands. Catering will be available on-site and there will be a raffle held on the day. More details from Paul Phillips, G4KZY, 07775 738 200.

Looking ahead, from 3 to 10 October the British Young Ladies Amateur Radio Association will be hosting the very first International Young Ladies Radio Convention to be held in this country. There are ladies and their partners booked into the Novotel in Milton Keynes from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, France, Germany, Iceland, Scotland, Sweden and the USA. More details from www.bylara.org.uk.

On Sunday, 18 September the Microwave Round Table will be hosted by Crawley ARC. It will be a day of demonstrations, presentations, equipment and component sales, all microwave-related.

If you have any rally or event information you’d like to appear in future editions of GB2RS News, in RadCom and on the RSGB website, please email details to radcom@rsgb.org.uk.

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