Rallies

17 SEPTEMBER NEW DATE
FOG ON THE TYNE RALLY
Whitehall Road Methodist Church Hall Bensham Gateshead NE8 4LH
Entry is £2 and the doors open at 10.30am that is through door at the side of building next to the car park. Bacon butties and cup of tea or coffee will be £2-50. There will be a Bring & Buy, junk stall, RSGB book stand as well as traders. Car parking is now available and the entrance is on Whitehall Road. Details from Nancy, G7UUR on 0799 076 0920 or by email to nancybone2001@yahoo.co.uk. [www.anarc.net ].

18 SEPTEMBER
28th GREAT NORTHERN HAMFEST, organised by South Yorkshire Repeater Group
Barnsley Premier Leisure Complex, Queen’s Road, Barnsley, S71 1AN.
The venue has easy access for disabled visitors and the Hamfest is in one large hall. Doors open at 10am and traders have access from 7.30am. Admission is £3.50, children under 14 accompanied by an adult are free. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. There is no Bring & Buy but tables are available at £15 (£5 for electric points). Details from Ernie, G4LUE on 07984 191 873. [www.gnhf.co.uk].

18 SEPTEMBER
WESTON SUPER MARE RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY
The CAMPUS Community Centre, Highlands Lane, Weston super Mare BS24 7DX
Free parking, level access, catering. 10.00am-3.00pm. Admission £3 under 16’s free. There will be trade stands, group exhibitors, AUCTION of surplus equipment, home-brew competition, Lectures. For more details call Mike M0VLN on 01278 786 684.

18 SEPTEMBER
MICROWAVE ROUND TABLE
Tilgate Forest Rec. Centre, Hut 18, Tilgate Forest, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BQ.
Crawley ARC hosts a day of demonstrations, presentations, equipment and component sales – all microwave related. This annual event attracts microwave enthusiasts from around the UK and overseas. Refreshments available.

23 – 25 SEPTEMBER
WACRAL FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND
Elim Conference Centre, De Walden Road, West Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 4DG.
Guest speaker on Saturday evening Don Field, G3XTT (Editor of Practical Wireless. Details from Shirley on 01924 229 630.

24 & 25 SEPTEMBER
BATC CONVENTION
RAF Museum Cosford, near Telford.

25 SEPTEMBER
CHIPPENHAM & DAR MINI-RALLY
NEW VENUE: Kington Langley Village Hall, Church Road, Kington Langley SN15 5NJ.
The doors open at 10am, with disabled visitors gaining access 30 minutes earlier at 9.30am. Admission is £2.00 with under 16s free. There is on site car parking. There will be trade stands, a car boot area and refreshments will be available. The new venue is 1.5 miles south of the M4 J17. Details from Brian, G6HUI on 0772 224 2741. [www.g3vre.org.uk].

25 SEPTEMBER
BELGIUM AMATEUR RADIO & COMPUTER RALLY
Hall ‘Louvexpo’, 7 rue du Hocquet, La Louvière. Direct access from the motorway (50km south of Brussels). Open from 9am. to 4pm. Talk-in on local FM repeaters 145.600MHz, 438.875MHz and DSTAR 439.4375MHz. Features 4000m², trade stands from United Kingdom, Holland, Germany, France and flea market. Michel, ON7FI, +32 475 45 45 78, michel.dewyngaert@skynet.be. [www.on6ll.be].

30 SEPTEMBER & 1 OCTOBER
NATIONAL HAMFEST
Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY.
Brought to you by the RSGB in association with the Lincoln Short Wave Club. The venue has free car parking and has disabled facilities. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, car boot area, flea market, special interest groups and RSGB bookstall. There will also be representatives from the RSGB Services and committees. Morse proficiency test will be available. The venue has catering outlets and a seating area. [www.nationalhamfest.org.uk].

1 OCTOBER
LAUGHARNE ‘TIN SHED’ RALLY
Tin Shed Experience, Clifton St, Laugharne, Carmarthen SA33 4QG
Doors open from 10am to 2pm. There will be traders, a Bring & Buy and a flea market. Refreshments are available including bacon sandwiches. Details from Matthew, GW6KOA on 01994 427 581 or by email to matthew.twyman63@btinternet.com
2 OCTOBER
BRITISH VINTAGE WIRELESS SOCIETY AUTO JUMBLE
The Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SF.
Doors open from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Stalls £30, admission £5 with early admission from 9.30am available at £10. For bookings/enquiries please ring 01892 540 022 (8pm to 9pm only). [www.audiojumble.co.uk].

2 OCTOBER
BLACKWOOD ARS RALLY
Rougemount School, Llantarnham Hall, Malpas Road, Newport NP20 8QB.
The venue has free car parking. A talk-in station will be on 145.550MHz. Doors open at 10am to 4pm with disabled access 15 minutes earlier. There will be trade stands a car boot sale, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and a lecture programme. There is catering available on site. Details available from Mike Rackham, GW4JKV on to 01495 226 149 or by email to rackhamone@aol.com. Or Wynn Wright, GW8UAM on 02920 889 156 or email wynnwright7@aol.com
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7-9 OCTOBER
RSGB CONVENTION
Kent’s Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Swallow House, Timbold Drive, Kent’s Hill Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 6BZ.
The Convention programme of lectures for all interests will be available on the website. Principal sponsor Martin Lynch & Sons. [www.rsgbevents.org].

9 OCTOBER
HORNSEA AMATEUR RADIO RALLY
Floral Hall, 7 The Esplanade, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire HU18 1NQ.
The venue has car parking on site and the doors open at 10am. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. A raffle will be held on the day. There will be catering on site. Details from Rick, M0CZR, on 01964 533 712, or email R106221@aol.com.

9 OCTOBER
HACK GREEN BUNKER RALLY
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8AL.
Sale of electronic equipment, amateur gear, components, military radio sets and vehicle spares. Doors open 10am, there will trade stand and catering is available on site. Further details from Lucy on 01270 623 353 or by email to Lucy@hackgreen.co.uk. [www.hackgreen.co.uk].

16 OCTOBER
HOLSWORTHY RADIO RALLY
Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6JD.
Doors open at 10am. There will be traders, a Bring & Buy and catering. The venue has disabled access. Details from Howard, M0MYB by email to M0OMC@yahoo.co.uk.

22 OCTOBER
CARRICKFERGUS AMATEUR RADIO GROUP RADIO RALLY
Downshire Community School, Carrickfergus, BT38 7DA.
Doors open at 11.30pm and admission is £3. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. The venue has disabled facilities. Refreshments will be available. Details from Tim, MI0TBL by email to carg@hotmail.co.uk. [www.radioclubs.net/carg].

23 OCTOBER
GALASHIELS RALLY
Volunteer Hall, St Johns Street, Galashiels TD1 3JX
Doors open 11.15am, £2.50. Bring and Buy, Traders, Refreshments. Details from Jim, GM7LUN, on 01896 850 245, or email gm7lun@qsl.net.

23 OCTOBER
NORTH WALES RALLY – CANCELLED
Liz Cabban, GW0ETU, lizcabban@vodafoneemail.co.uk

6 NOVEMBER
56th VERON HAM RADIO CONVENTION
The Americahal, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
The Ham Radio Convention opens at 9.30am, parking is €4, admission €9 for non VERON members. Lectures on NVIS by Ben, PE5B; noise sources how to reduce noise by Jan, PA0JMG, André, PA3FIS, Anton, PA0AST and Koos, PA0KDF; Proud 2B PI4YLC, by Mariette, PA1ENG and Claudia, PD5AX; Proud 2B PI4YLC, by Mariette, PA1ENG and Claudia, PD5AX. There will be trophy presentations, trade stands, flea market, homebrew exhibition, young persons area. www.veron.nl

6 NOVEMBER
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally)
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ.
The venue has free car parking and disabled facilities. A talk-in station will be in operation. Doors open at 9.50/10am. There will be trade stands, a flea market, a Bring & buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. A raffle will take place during the day and a lecture stream will be available. There are catering outlets on site. More information from Paul, M0CJX on 08451 650 351 or by email to info@radiofairs.co.uk. [www.radiofairs.co.uk].

6 NOVEMBER
BUSHVALLEY ARC ANNUAL RALLY
United Services Club, 8 Roe Mill Road, Limavady, Co Londonderry BT49 9DF
Doors open at 11am and the venue has disabled facilities. There will be a Bring & Buy, a talk-in station and trade stands. There will be catering on site and a raffle will be held on the day. More details from Jackie Doyle, MI0JPD on 0788 529 2545 or by email mn0gkl@gmail.com.

19 NOVEMBER
ROCHDALE & DARS TRADITIONAL RADIO RALLY
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Rd (A680), Norden, Rochdale OL12 7QR
Talk-In will be on S22 (145.550MHz). Doors open from 10.30am with disabled visitors gaining access from 10.15am, the event usually finishes around 3pm. Set up is from 8am. The entry is £2.50 with under 12s free. Further details from Dave, G3RIK on 01706 633 400 or by email to rally@radars.me.uk. [http://radars.me.uk/rally.htm]

20 NOVEMBER
39th CATS RADIO & ELECTRONICS BAZAAR
Oasis Academy Coulsdon, Homefield Road, Old Coulsdon CR5 1ES
This is new venue will open the doors from 10am to 2pm. Pitches are just £12.50 when paid in advance (£15 on the day) and access will be available from 8am. Admission is £1.50 and includes a tea of coffee. There will be traders, a Bring & Buy and a flea market. For more information or bookings, email enquiries@catsradio.org

20 NOVEMBER
PLYMOUTH RADIO RALLY 2016
Harewood House, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon PL7 2AS
Doors open from 10am to 2pm and admittance is £2. There will be a Bring & Buy, an RSGB bookstall, Special Interest Groups and trade stands. Catering will be available on site. More information from Sheila Hart, 2E0YSH, 01752 668 907, email sheo@fsmail.net.

3 DECEMBER
SOUTH LANCS WINTER RALLY
Bickershaw Labour Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TE.
The venue has disabled facilities and car parking on site. Doors open at 9am with traders gaining access from 7.30am. Admission is £2.50. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy and special interest groups. There is a licensed bar and catering on site. Details from Jason, G0IZR on 01942 735 828. [www.slarc.co.uk/rally].

4 DECEMBER
BISHOP AUCKLAND RAC RALLY
Spennymoor Leisure Centre, 32 High St, Spennymoor, Durham DL16 6DB
Venue has good car parking and disabled facilities. There will be the usual radio, computer and electronics as well as a Bring & Buy. Catering and bar will be available on site. Facilities. As you can imagine, there is a lot to do for all the family within the confines of the leisure centre for those of the family not interested in radio. Doors open at 10.30am with disabled visitors gaining access from 10.15am. Admission is £2 with under 14 free of charge with an adult. Talk in will be on S22. More details from John, G4LRG on 01388 606 396 or Brian, G7OCK 01388 762 678.

2017

15 JANUARY 2017
RED ROSE WINTER RALLY, organised by West Manchester Radio Club
Lowton Civic Centre, Hesketh Meadow Lane, WA3 2AH, just off the A580 East Lancs Road.
Doors open at 11am, car parking is free. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. Catering is available on site. Further details from John, on 07870 161953. http://wmrc.org.uk/lowton_winter.htm.

5 FEBRUARY 2017
32nd CANVEY RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY
The Paddocks Community Centre, Long Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0JA.
Doors open at 8.30am for traders and 10.30am for the public. There is free parking and the venue has disabled facilities including space outside main doors for disabled visitors. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. Refreshments, including Mark’s famous bacon baguettes on site. Details from Vic Rogers, G6BHE, 0795 746 1694 or Dave Speechley, G4UVJ, 01268 697 978, g4uvj@btinternet.com.

19 FEBRUARY 2017
RADIOACTIVE FAIR AT NANTWICH
Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich CW5 5DG
The venue has free car parking. Doors open at 10am and admission is £4. There will be trade stands and a Bring & Buy. Catering will be available on site. Details by email from stuart@multimediacontrols.com.

26 FEBRUARY 2017
CENTRAL COAST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB RALLY
Wyong Racecourse, Howarth St, Wyong NSW 2259, Australia
Billed as the largest event in Australia. More information at www.ccarc.org.au

4 MARCH 2017
LAGAN VALLEY ARS ANNUAL RALLY AND HAMFEST
Doors open at 11am. All the usual traders are expected to attend. Details from Victor GI4LKG, Andrew MI0BPB or Jim GI0DVU all of whom are QTHR.

9 APRIL 2017
NORTHERN AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETIES ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION (Blackpool Rally)
Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA.
There is car parking at the venue and a talk in station will be in operation. There will be trdae stands, a bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. Doors open 10.30 with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Dave, M0OBW 01270 761 608 dwilson@btinternet.com (www.narsa.org.uk)

6th MAY 2017
SERF 2017 – Southern Electronics & Radio Fair (Eastbourne Rally)
Eastbourne Sports Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UF
Doors open 10am to 4pm. Admission is £3 for adults and children under 16 free. There is an adjacent car park with free parking. There will be inside (large hall) & outside (adjacent field) traders, a flea market and boot fair and an RSGB bookstall. Special interest groups will be in attendance and there is an auction. There will be hot and cold refreshments all day. Camping and caravanning is available. Details from Dave, G8PUO on 078 0707 4538 www.serf.org.uk

19-21 MAY 2017
DAYTON HAMVENTION®
Greene County Fair & Exposition Center, Xenia, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Doors open at 8am. There will be trade stands and a huge flea market as well as special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. A lecture programme will take place each day. There are multiple catering outlets and family attractions on site. US exams are available and there is a raffle. Details by email to international@hamvention.org. [www.hamvention.org].

11 JUNE 2017
JUNCTION 28 AMATEUR RADIO RALLY
Bowls Hall Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton DE55 7BD
Contact rally secretary for further details on 01159 307 322

25 JUNE 2017
WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY
Cheese & Grain venue, Market Yard, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
Doors open from 10am to 2pm with admission priced at £3 for adults and children under 14 free. There will be inside & outside traders, free car parking, café, RSGB bookstall, accessible & facilities for disabled. Details from Shaun, G8VPG on 01225 873 098 www.westrally.org.uk

14-16 JULY
HAMTRONIC SHOW, FRIEDRICHSHAFEN
Messe, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Trade stands, special interest groups and IARU Member Society’s all have stands in the main hall. Large flea market. Lectures take place each day, some in English. There will be a large RSGB book stall. [www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de].