Rallies

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15 JULY 2018

22nd RED ROSE QRP FESTIVAL

St Joseph’s Hall, Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR.

Easy access from all major motorways, A580, A579, etc. Car parking, disabled access. Doors open 11am (traders 8.30am, table hire £8 per 6ft table), admission £2.50. Bring and Buy, refreshments, bar. Details from Les, G4HZJ, on 0779 626 4569.

 

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 on 01209 211 069, mike.g1nrf@hotmail.com for more information

 

22 JULY 2018

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 0783 161 4640, Kevin.Avery@tunstall.com

 

22 JULY 2018

McMICHAEL RALLY

Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park Farm Lane, Sonning Lane, Sonning-on-Thames, Reading RG4 6ST.

Talk-in will be on S22. Parking is free. Doors open at 9.30am and entry is £3. Tables and car boot spaces are £10. There will be trade stands and special interest groups. Catering and a licensed bar will be available on site. Due to venue rules, no dogs are allowed other than assistance dogs. Details from Andy on 0777 594 0016. [http://mcmichaelrally.radarc.org/]

 

29 JULY 2018

CHIPPENHAM & DARC RALLY, ELECTRONICS FAIR & CAR BOOT SALE

Kington Langley Village Hall & fields, Church Road, Kington Langley SN15 5NJ.

Doors open 9am (disabled: 8.30am), admission £2. Car boot sale, catering, flea market, special interest groups, talk-in, trade stands. Sellers £10 per pitch (or per indoor table). Sellers can set up from 7-8.30am). Brian Tanner, G6HUI, 0772 224 2741, rally@g3vre.org.uk.

 

29 JULY

HORNCASTLE AMATEUR RADIO RALLY

Horncastle Youth Centre, Willow Close, Cagthorpe, Horncastle (satnav: LN9 6DZ).

All on one level, suitable for people with mobility problems. Hot food & drinks available. Room for traders outside. Entry remains £2. The RSGB bookstall will be in attendance. Details (and table bookings): Tony, G3ZPU, 01507 527 835.

 

5 AUGUST 2018

29th KING’S LYNN ARC GREAT EASTERN RADIO RALLY

Gaywood Community Centre, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. PE30 4DZ.

Talk in on 145.550MHz and doors open at 9am, with admission £2. Car parking is free. There will be trade stands and a Bring & Buy. There are amateur radio pitches outside as well as tables inside. Onsite catering will be available. Details from Ted G4OZG on 01553 768 701, ted.haskett599@gmail.com [www.klarc.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 mm0elf@blueyonder.co.uk.

 

10 AUGUST 2018

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, which 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].

 

19 AUGUST 2018

THE RATS (RUGBY AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY) RALLY

Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby CV23 9PY

Doors open from 10am to 4pm (8.30am for sellers). Admission is £3. There is a car boot sale and catering is available on site. Steve, G8LYB, 0795 685 5816, rally@rugbyats.co.uk [www.rugbyats.co.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.

 

26 AUGUST 2018

MILTON KEYNES ARS 60th ANNIVERSARY RALLY

Irish Centre, Manor Field, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 2HZ.

Doors open at 9.30am, admission £3. Hot & cold food available. Contact Francis Hennigan, 2E0FMK, rally@mkars.org.uk. [www.mkars.org.uk/rally].

 

27 AUGUST 2018

HUNTINGDONSHIRE ARS ANNUAL RALLY

Ernulf Academy, Barford Rd, St Neots, PE19 2SH.

Talk-in with GX0HSR on 145.550MHz, free parking, admission £3, doors open 9am (traders 7am), hot meals and drinks on site, ice cream van, RSGB Bookstall, Bring and Buy, fine weather booked! M0OLG, 01480 214 282, events@hunts-hams.co.uk.

 

1 SEPTEMBER 2018

G-QRP CLUB AND TELFORD & DISTRICT ARS BUILDATHON

Telford at the Park Inn Hotel, Telford, TF3 4NA.

Steve Hartley G0FUW is leading the Bath style ‘Buildathon’ which this year features a design by Heather. M0HMO described as an ‘HF Swiss Army Knife’, a small digital, very portable device that will measure VSWR, RF power, DC voltage, resistance, continuity, HF frequency, GPS (Lat/long, Maidenhead and OS Grid ref) and more, for around £20. The Buildathon venue opens from 7pm and Heather recommends pre-booking for the project by calling her on 0780 254 8938 or email heather@myorangedragon.com . Bookings for a concessionary overnight stay at the Buildathon venue can be made directly to the Park Inn Hotel on 01952 429988, ASAP, making mention of the GQRP Radio event. Further information at www.telfordhamfest.org.uk.

 

2 SEPTEMBER 2018

TELFORD HAMFEST

Enginuity Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford, TF8 7DQ.

Numerous trader and exhibitor stands booked for visitors to enjoy and also a variety of presentations from guest speakers in the adjacent historic Darby Boardroom. New improved car parking facilities. Admission £4.50 (accompanied under 16s free) from 10am. RSGB Bookstand. On-site catering. Martyn, G3UKV, 01952 255416 (hamfest@ukv.me.uk). [www.telfordhamfest.org.uk].

 

8 SEPTEMBER 2018

CAISTER LIFEBOAT RADIO RALLY

Tan Lane, Caister on Sea NR30 5DJ.

Talk-in on S22. Doors open 9am (sellers 8am; tables indoor £10, outside £5). Raffle, onsite cafe, disabled access. Zane, 0771 121 4790, m1bfidx@ntlworld.com [www.m1bfidx.wixsite.com/cl-radio-rally].

 

15-16 SEPTEMBER

BATC CONVENTION (CAT18)

Midlands Air Museum.

https://forum.batc.org.uk/viewforum.php?f=115

 

15 SEPTEMBER (new date)

FOG ON THE TYNE RALLY

Whitehall Road Methodist Church Hall, Bensham, Gateshead NE8 4LH.

Car park entrance on Whitehall Road. Nearest metro station is Gateshead, or use Go-Ahead routes 53 or 54. Doors open at 10.30am, admission £2, including a raffle ticket. There will be traders, an RSGB bookstand and a junk stall. You can also enrol for Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced training. Catering is on site, £2.50 for a bacon butty plus a cup of tea or coffee. Nancy Bone, G7UUR, 0799 076 0920, nancybone2001@yahoo.co.uk.

 

16 SEPTEMBER 2018

WESTON-SUPER-MARE RALLY

(editorial note: no other details have been received, please let us know what’s happening via radcom@rsgb.org.uk)

 

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].

 

30 SEPTEMBER

PENCOED ARC TABLE TOP SALE

Pencoed Rugby Football Club, The Verlands, Felindre Road, Pencoed CF35 5PB.

Tables £10 each, first come first served. Doors open 8am for sellers, 9.30 for buyers. Admission £2. Hot and cold drinks available. Hot food available first thing and at lunchtime. Bar. Madeline Roberts, 0773 837 5775.

 

30 SEPTEMBER

BELGIUM AMATEUR RADIO & COMPUTER RALLY

LOUVEXPO, rue Michel Debauque/Arthur Delaby, La Louvière. GPS N50°29’01’’ / E04°10’51’’. Direct access from the motorway (50km south of Brussels).

Open from 9am to 4pm. Talk-in on local FM repeaters 145.600MHz (and Echolink), DMR 438.875MHz, D-Star 439.4375MHz. Features 4000m² exhibition space, trade stands from UK, Holland, Germany & France, flea market. Michel, ON7FI, +32 475 45 45 78, michel.dewyngaert@skynet.be [www.on6ll.be].

 

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 rackhamone@aol.com.

 

7 OCTOBER 2018

HACK GREEN BUNKER RALLY

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, French Lane, Hack Green, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8AL.

This will be a sale of electronic equipment, amateur gear, components, military radio items and vehicle spares. Doors open 10am, there will be refreshments available onsite. Contact 01270 623 353, coldwar@hackgreen.co.uk [www.hackgreen.co.uk].

 

11-14 OCTOBER

MICROWAVE UPDATE 2018

Holiday Inn Dayton, Fairborn, Ohio (near Dayton), USA.

An international conference dedicated to microwave equipment design, construction, and operation. Hosted by The Midwest VHF/UHF Society, go to www.microwaveupdate.org/ for more information.

 

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 [www.hornseaarc.co.uk].

 

14 OCTOBER 2018

HOLSWORTHY RADIO RALLY 2018

Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6JD.

There will be traders, a Bring & Buy and catering. The venue also has disabled access. Doors open at 10am. Howard, M0MYB, holsworthyarc@gmail.com [www.qsl.net/m0omc/holsrally.html].

 

21 OCTOBER 2018

GALASHIELS RADIO RALLY

(editorial note: no other details have been received, please let us know what’s happening via radcom@rsgb.org.uk)

 

27 OCTOBER 2018

Essex CW Club Boot Camp

3rd Witham Scout & Guide HQ (rear of Spring Lodge Community Centre), Powers Hall End, Witham, Essex, CM8 2HE

Doors open at 8.30am for registration, session runs 9am-4.30pm. Parking free, £10 entry, free snacks. Andy, G0IBN, 0745 342 6087, info@essexcw.org.uk [www.essexcw.org.uk].

 

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, m0nvq@outlook.com, 0777 811 3333.

 

18 NOVEMBER

41st CATS RADIO & ELECTRONICS BAZAAR

Oasis Academy, Homefield Rd, Coulsdon CR5 1ES.

Free car parking, doors open 10am, admission £1.50. Trade stands, special interest groups, refreshments. Andy Briers, G0KZT, 0772 986 6600. [https://www.facebook.com/events/437043790050777/].

 

18 NOVEMBER

PLYMOUTH RADIO RALLY

Harewood House, Church Rd, Plympton PL7 1NH

Doors open at 10.30am, £2 entrance fee. David Beck, d.beck123@outlook.com [www.plymouthamateurradioclub.btck.co.uk].

 

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, accompanied under 14s free. There will be the usual radio, computer, electronics and bring and buy stalls as well as catering and bar facilities. John, G4LRG, 01388 606 396 or Brian, G7OCK, 01388 762 678.

 

1 DECEMBER 2018

SOUTH LANCASHIRE ARC WINTER RALLY

Bickershaw Village Community Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TE.

Attractions include trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups, car parking, disabled facilities, catering and a licensed bar. Admission is £2.50 and the doors open at 9am (traders – limited number of pitches – venue opens 7.30am). Jason, G0IZR, 01942 735 828.