Rallies

RALLIES

14 JANUARY 2018
RED ROSE WINTER RALLY
The George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Kingsway Park M41 7FJ
Venue is easily accessible from Jct 9 of the M60 (opposite the Trafford Centre). This vast hall has superb disabled facilities, being all on one level. It has a huge free car park. There will be our usual bring and buy stall and there is an excellent café on site. Doors open at 11am. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. Further details from John on 0787 016 1953 www.wmrc.co.uk

27 JANUARY 2018
HORNCASTLE RADIO RALLY
Banovallum School, Mareham Road Entrance LN9 6DA
Entry £2. All on one level and all indoors, with all the usual attractions including bacon butties. Free car parking on site. Traders contact 01507 527835 for details. Tony, G3ZPU on01507 527 835 or email tony.nightingale@yahoo.co.uk

4 FEBRUARY 2018
CANVEY RADIO RALLY
Paddocks Community Centre, Long Road, Canvey Island, Essex SS80JA
Doors open at 10.30am and admittance is £3. There will be trade stands, RSGB bookstall and special interest groups. Catering is available on site. Vic Rogers, G6BHE, 07957 461 694, nvr1945@btinternet.com.

10 FEBRUARY 2018
BALLYMENA ARC RALLY
Ahoghill Community Centre, 80 Cullybackey Road Ahoghill BT42 1LA
Doors open 10.30am. Traders, bring and buy, refreshments, raffle and more. Details from Hugh Kernohan, GI0JEV, 028 2587 1481, HKernohan@aol.com.

11 FEBRUARY 2018
HARWELL RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY
Didcot Leisure Centre, Mereland Road, Didcot, Oxon OX11 8AY (3 miles from Milton Interchange on A34)
Doors open 10am to 3pm – admittance £3 (under 12s Free). There is free car parking with disabled parking and facilities. There will be traders, Special Interest Groups and an RSGB book stand. Refreshments available all day. Talk in on 145.550MHz (G3PIA). Details Ann (G8NVI) ann.stevens@btinternet.com.:[www.g3pia.net/radio-electronics-rally]

18 FEBRUARY 2018
RADIOACTIVE RALLY
Nantwich Civic Hall, Cheshire CW5 5DG.
There is free car parking available and the doors open at 10.30am. There will be a Bring & Buy, as well as traders and an RSGB book stall. A single raffle ticket is included with the entrance programme, additional tickets can be purchased. Catering is available on site. Contact Stuart Jackson on 07880 732 534.

25 FEBRUARY 2018
BRATS MEDWAY RADIO RALLY
The Victory Academy, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 5JB
Doors open 10am-2pm (with disabled visitors gaining access at 9.30am). Admittance is £2.50. There is free parking and talk in on 145.550 using GB4RRR. There will be trade stands and an RSGB bookstall. Catering is available on site. Details from Hugh H, G0BRC on 0782 583 8877 or by email to Secretary@bratsqth.org

25 FEBRUARY 2018
PENCOED ARC TABLE TOP SALE
Pencoed Rugby Football Club, The Verlands, Felindre Road, Pencoed CF35 5PB.
Doors open at 8am for sellers and 10am for buyers, entry is £2. Tables are £10 each on a first come first served basis. Refreshments available on site. To book contact Madeline Roberts on 0773 837 5775.

4 MARCH 2018
GRANTHAM ARC RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY
Grantham West Community Centre, Trent Road, Grantham NG31 7XQ
There is car parking facilities on site and talk–in will be available. Admission is £3. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and an RSGB book stall. Contact Kevin, G6SSN, 07793 142 483, g6ssn@btinternet.com.

4 MARCH 2018
EXETER RADIO & ELECTRONICS RALLY
America Hall De La Rue Way Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8PW
Traders, bring & buy, catering. Opens 10.30am (disabled & B&B book-in 10.15am). May open earlier if WX bad and traders are ready. Admission £2. Details from Pete, G3ZVI, 0771 419 8374, g3zvi@yahoo.co.uk.

11 MARCH 2017
DOVER RADIO CLUB RALLY
Whitfield Village Hall, Sandwich Road, Manley Close, Whitfield, Nr Dover CT163LY.
Talk in, catering, trade stands. Doors open from 10am, entry £2. Auction starts at 12.30pm. Aaron Coote, 2E0FQR, 0771 465 4267 or aaroncoote@hotmail.co.uk. [www.darc.org.uk].

24 MARCH 2018
LAUGHARNE RADIO RALLY & MICROWAVE SYMPOSIUM
Millennium Memorial Hall, Clifton Street, Laugharne SA33 4QG
Doors open 10am with disabled visitors gaining access at 9.45am. Entry is £3. Matthew, 07936 152 846, Matthew.twyman63@btinternet.com

25 MARCH 2018
CALLINGTON RADIO RALLY
Callington Town Hall, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7BD.
Doors open at 10am and admittance is £2.00. There will be a Bring & Buy and trade stands. Catering available on-site. Ample free parking in the adjacent carpark. Rally organised jointly by the Devon & Cornwall Repeater Group and Callington Amateur Radio Society (CARS). More information and bookings from Roger on 07854 088882 or email 2e0rph@gmail.com.

25 MARCH 2018
33rd WYTHALL RADIO CLUB HAMFEST
Wythall House, Silver Street, Wythall B47 6LZ
Doors open at 10am with access for disabled visitors from approximately 9:30am. Free on-site parking is available. Admission £4.50 with 4 separate halls of traders including club stands and a Bring & Buy. Information from Ian Reeve on 01386 839655 or by e-mail to wrc4hallsradio@outlook.com [http://www.wythallradioclub.co.uk]

8 APRIL 2018
RIPON & DISTRICT ARS RALLY AND SURPLUS EQUIPMENT SALE
Hugh Ripley Hall, Ripon , North Yorkshire HG4 2PT
Doors open to public at 10am. For enquiries please email David Cutter, G3UNA at rally@ripon.org.uk [http://www.ripon.org.uk/content/rally-2018]

15 APRIL 2018
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally)
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ.
There will be a talk in station and on site car parking is free. Doors open at 10am with disable d visitors gaining access 10 minutes earlier. There will be trade stations, a Bring & Buy and special interest groups. Other attractions are lectures, a raffle and catering on site. Details from Paul, M0CJX on 0845 165 0351, info@radiofairs.co.uk. [www.radiofairs.co.uk].

15 APRIL 2018
YEOVIL ARC QRP CONVENTION
Digby Hall, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3AA
Doors open 9.30am to 3pm. Admission £3, regrettably only guide dogs can be admitted. There will be traders, a Bring & Buy as well as club stands. A programme of talks will take place, details on the website. Supported by RSGB, RAFARS & BYLARA [http://yeovil-arc.com/QRPconvention.php]

21 APRIL 2018
INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY
To register your official Marconi site station please email crac.imd@gmail.com or visit www.gb4imd.co.uk

22 APRIL 2018
CAMBRIDGE REPEATER GROUP RALLY
Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridge, Cambs CB22 6RN.
There is free car parking at the venue, Doors open at 9.30am with traders gaining access from 7.30am. Entry is £2. There will be a talk in station on the air. There will be traders, a Bring & Buy and an RSGB book stall. Catering will be available on site. Contact Lawrence M0LCM on 07941 972 724, or email rally2018@cambridgerepeaters.net [www.cambridgerepeaters.net]

29 APRIL 2018
NORTHERN AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETIES ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION (Blackpool Rally)
Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA.
There is car parking available and a talk-in station will be on the air. Doors open 10.15am for disabled visitors and 10.30 for the general public. As well as trade stands there will be a Bring & Buy and special interest groups. An RSGB book stall will be attending. Dave, M0OBW on 01270 761 608 or by email to dwilson@btinternet.com (www.narsa.org.uk)

6 MAY 2018
THORPE CAMP HAMFEST (formerly DAMBUSTERS HAMFEST)
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Tattershall Thorpe, Lincoln LN4 4PL.
For more information please go to the events page on http://thorpecamp.org or email secretary@thorpecamp.org or phone Anthony on 0795 665 4481.

6 MAY 2018
SOUTHERN ELECTRONICS & RADIO FAIR-EASTBOURNE RALLY
Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UF
Transport via buses from Sussex Downs College on Cross Levels Way and Kings Drive and by rail to Hampden Park station, a 10 minute walk from the Centre. The main hall is for dealers, traders and clubs and there is an outside car boot & table-top sale. The track area reserved for catering, camping and caravanning. Further details http://www.serf.org.uk

7 MAY 2018 (Bank Holiday Monday)
DARTMOOR RADIO RALLY
Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock PL19 8DD.
Doors open at 10.30am (disabled 10.15am). Admission £2, under 14’s free when accompanied by an adult. Ample free car parking and on-site catering. Trade and club stands, usual Bring & Buy. Details from Viv Watson, G7AWG, 01752 823 427, vivwatsondrc@aol.com.

17-20 MAY 2018
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].

20 MAY 2018
SARCOM BRAEHEAD RADIO ELECTRONICS RALLY
Kings Inch Road, Glasgow G51 4BN
Doors open from10am to 5pm and entry is £4.50. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, flea market, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. There will be lectures on the day. Catering and a licensed bar are on site. There will be a raffle. More from Andrew Hood, GM7GDE, 07825 932 488, radiorally@scotlandmail.com

26th MAY 2018
RADARS FLEA MARKET INDOOR SALE
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road (A680), Norden, Rochdale, OL12 7QR.
Doors open to the public at 10:30am with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Admission is £2.50 with those under 12 years free. £5 per pitch (for traders with own tables) or £10 for a pitch with table provided. Bring & Buy as well as commercial traders and amateur radio sellers. Refreshments available including bacon and sausage butties.
Further Details: Robert M0NVQ rally@radars.me.uk or m0nvq@outlook.com, 07778113 333.

27 MAY 2018
DURHAM DISTRICT ARS RADIO RALLY
Bowburn Community Centre, Durham road, Bowburn , Co. Durham DH6 5AT
Doors open from 10.10am to 2.30pm with disabled visitors gaining access at 10am. Admittance is £2. There will be a Bring & Buy Sale, trade stands, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. Catering and licensed bar on site. Michael Wright , G7TWX, 07826 924 192, dadars@gmx.com

1-3 JUNE 2018
HAM RADIO SHOW, FRIEDRICHSHAFEN
Messe, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Trade stands, special interest groups and IARU Member Societies 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].

3 JUNE 2018
SPALDING DARS ANNUAL RALLY
New venue for 2018: Holbeach Community Sports Academy, Pennyhill Lane, Holbeach PE12 7PR
Easy access off A17, large area for boot traders, modern hall for indoor traders. Doors open 9.30am, admittance £2.50. Car boot sale, catering, flea market, RSGB book stall, special interest groups, trade stands, prize draw/raffle. Contact Graham, G8NWC, 0775 461 9701, rallysecretary@sdars.org.uk.

10 JUNE 2018
EAST SUFFOLK WIRELESS REVIVAL (Ipswich Radio Rally)
Kirton Recreation Ground, Back Road, Kirton IP10 0PW just off the A14.
Doors open at 9.30am, with free car parking. Entry is £2. There will be trade stands, car boot sale, Bring and Buy, special interests groups, GB4SWR HF station and an RSGB bookstall. Catering is available on site. Contact Kevin, G8MXV, 07710 046 846 [www.eswr.org.uk].

10 JUNE 2018
JUNCTION 28 RALLY
Bowls Hall, Alfreton Leisure Centre, Alfreton, Derbyshire
Anya Lawrence on 01246 456 625 or adylawri@btinternet.com

17 JUNE 2018 New DATE
15th WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY
Cheese & Grain venue, Market Yard, Bridge St., Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
Inside & outside traders, free car parking, disabled access, café, RSGB bookstall. Open 10am to 2pm, admission £3, accompanied under 14s free. Details from Shaun G8VPG, tel. 01225 873 098 rallymanager@westrally.org.uk www.westrally.org.uk ”

24 JUNE 2018 (NEW DATE)
31st NEWBURY RADIO RALLY
Newbury Showground, next to Jcn 13 of M4, Berkshire.
There will be a display area of an amateur radio station, exhibits, special interest groups, clubs and societies. Open to sellers at 8am. Open to visitors at 9am.
Free parking. Entry is £2.50 visitor, £12.50 CBS sellers pitch. Advance bookings (with discount) can be made via www.nadars.org.uk/rally.asp On-site catering. Disabled facilities.
Contact: email: NewburyRally@nadars.org.uk [www.nadars.org.uk]

7 JULY 2018
STOCKPORT RS RALLY
Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport SK2 6SQ
Car parking is available around the venue and a talk-in station will be on the air. Doors open from 10am to 4pm, with disabled visitors gaining access at 9.30am. Entry is £2. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and an RSGB book stall. Contact Nigel Roscoe, G0RXA on 0750 690 4422 or by email to info@g8srs.co.uk.

15 JULY 2018
CORNISH RADIO AMATEUR CLUB RALLY
Penair School, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TN
Doors open 10.30am, admission £2. There will be traders, Bring & Buy, club stalls, car parking. Catering is available onsite. Contact Mike G1NRF 01209 211069, mike.g1nrf@hotmail.com for more information

22 JULY
FINNINGLEY AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY RALLY
The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road , Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SX
Doors open 10:30am. There is free parking. Large indoor /outdoor traders area with microwave components to QRP. Hot food and drinks all day. All on one level. Admission £3. Contact Kevin, G3AAF on 07831 614640, Kevin.Avery@tunstall.com

29 JULY 2018
CHIPPENHAM & DARC RALLY, ELECTRONICS FAIR & CAR BOOT SALE
Kington Langley Village Hall & fields, Church Road, Kington Langley SN15 5NJ.
Opening time 19am (disabled: 9am), admission £2. Car boot sale, catering, flea market, special interest groups, talk-in, trade stands. Brian Tanner, G6HUI, 0772 224 2741, rally@g3vre.org.uk.

5 AUGUST 2018
LORN RADIO RALLY
Crianlarich Village Hall, Main Street, Crianlarich, Perthshire FK20 8QN
Doors open at 10.30am and entry is £2. There will be trade stands (tables are free but a raffle prize appreciated) as well as a Bring & Buy. There will be a raffle drawn at 1.30pm. Catering is available on site. Details, by email, to lornradioclub@gmail.com

10 AUGUST
25th COCKENZIE & PORT SETON MINI RALLY NIGHT
Community Centre, Main Hall, Port Seton.
Bring along your own junk and sell it yourself. Tables on a first come first served basis. Entry £2. Doors open from 6pm to 9pm.

12 AUGUST 2018
FLIGHT REFUELLING ARS HAMFEST
Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, nr Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3DA
Talk in will be on S22. Doors open at 10am and admission is £4 that includes parking, There will be trade stands, a car boot sale. There will be a lecture stream during the day. Tony Baker, G3PFM, 07743 475 018, tbaker@tiscali.co.uk [www.frars.org.uk ]

26 AUGUST 2018
TORBAY ARS ANNUAL COMMUNICATIONS FAIR
The Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 3AF
Indoor event, free parking, disabled facilities, accessible by public transport. Bring-and-buy sale, catering, RSGB Book Stall, special interest groups, trade stands, prize draw/raffle. Contact Mike, G1TUU, 01803 557 941, rally@tars.org.uk.

16th SEPTEMBER 2018
WESTON-SUPER-MARE RALLY

28 & 29 SEPTEMBER 2018
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].

7 OCTOBER 2018
45TH WELSH RADIO RALLY
Rougemont School, Malpas Road, Newport,, South Wales NP20 6QB
Doors open 10am and admittance is £2.50. There will be a Bring & Buy, lectures, and RSGB bookstall, trade stands, special interest groups and a raffle. Contact Michael Rackham, GW4JKV on 01495 226 149 or by email to rackhamone@aol.com.

12-14 OCTOBER 2018
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].

14 OCTOBER 2018
HORNSEA AMATEUR RADIO RALLY
The Floral Hall, Hornsea HU18 1NQ
Doors open 10am, admission £2 – under 14 free. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy run by the Hornsea ARC and RSGB book stall. Hot and cold food available in the café. Les, 2E0LBJ, 01377 252 393, lbjpinkney@hotmail.co.uk [http://www.hornseaarc.co.uk]

21 OCTOBER 2018
GALASHIELS RADIO RALLY

4 NOVEMBER 2018 CANCELLED
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally)

17 NOVEMBER 2018
RADARS TRADITIONAL RADIO RALLY
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road (A680), Norden, Rochdale, OL12 7QR.
Doors open to the public at 10:30am with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Admission is £2.50 with those under 12 years free. £5 per pitch (for traders with own tables) or £10 for a pitch with table provided. Bring & Buy as well as commercial traders and amateur radio sellers. Refreshments available including bacon and sausage butties. Robert M0NVQ, rally@radars.me.uk, 07778 113 333.

25 NOVEMBER 2018
BISHOP AUCKLAND RADIO AMATEURS CLUB RALLY
Spennymoor Leisure Centre, 32 High Street, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6DB.
This venue is ideally suited for both trader and disabled as it boasts good parking and access to a large ground floor hall. Doors open at 10.30am, 10.15am for disabled visitors. Admission is £2:00 under 14 free of charge with adult. There will be the usual radio, computer, Electronics, and bring and buy stalls as well as catering and bar Facilities. John, G4LRG on 01388 606 396 or Brian, G7OCK, 01388 762 678.