Rallies

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.

29 JANUARY 2017
HORNCASTLE WINTER AMATEUR RADIO RALLY
Horncastle Youth Centre, Willow Close, Cagthorpe, Horncastle LN9 6B
Doors open at 10am and there is free car parking on site. Entry is £2. The venue is all on one level and so is suitable for less able visitors. There will be hot drinks and snacks available including bacon butties. The RSGB bookstall will in attendance. Details from Tony, G3ZPU on 01507 527 835.

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.

12 FEBRUARY 2017
HARWELL AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY
Didcot Leisure Centre, Mereland Road, Didcot, OX11 8AY.
Talk-in using G3PIA on 145.550. Free parking nearby (disabled parking next to Leisure Centre). Doors open at 10am. Admission £3 (children under 12 free). There will be radio and electronics stalls, Special Interest Groups and an RSGB Bookstall. Refreshments will be available all day. Details for both traders and visitors from Ann, G8NVI by email to ann.stevens@btinternet.com [www.g3pia.org.uk]

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

26 FEBRUARY 2017
PENCOED AMATEUR RADIO CLUB TABLE TOP SALE
Pencoed Rugby Football Club, The Verlands, Felindre Road, Pencoed. CF35 5PB
Tables will be £10 each (first come first served) Doors open at 8am for sellers and the setting up of tables. Buyers will be allowed in when the doors open at 9.30am. Entry fee £2. Hot food will be available in the morning and at lunch time. Hot and cold drinks will be available from the bar (non alcoholic drinks till lunch time). Table bookings through Madeline Roberts Tel. 01639 767056/0773 837 5775.

26 FEBRUARY 2017
(BRATS) RAINHAM RADIO RALLY
Rainham School for Girls, Derwent Way, Rainham, Kent, ME8 0BX.
Just off the A2 and M2 J4. Talk in is on 145.550MHz using callsign GB4RRR. Doors open 10am, admission £2.50. There will be traders and light refreshments available. Email Trev@wig1.co.uk [www.brats-qth.org].

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.

5 MARCH 2017
EXETER RADIO & ELECTRONICS RALLY
America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8PW
Doors open at 10.30am with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Bring & Buy book-in starts at 10.15am. Admission is £4 and there will be trade stands as well as a Bring & Buy. Catering is available on site. Details from Pete, G3ZVI on 0771 419 8374 or by email to g3zvi@yahoo.co.uk

12 MARCH 2017
DOVER RADIO CLUB RALLY
Whitfield Village Hall, Sandwich Road, Manley Close, Whitfield, Nr Dover CT163LY
Rally time start 10:00
Rally time end 13:00
Doors open from 10am to 1pm/ Talk in on GB3KS. Entry £2. Auction starts at 12.30pm. Aaron Coote, 2E0FQR, aaroncoote@hotmail.co.uk 0771 465 4267.

19 MARCH 2017
32nd WYTHALL RADIO CLUB RALLY
Wythall Park, Silver Street, B47 6LZ
Doors open 9.30 disabled, 10am public. RSGB bookstall, catering, parking, lectures. Entrance £4. Contact Mike, 07976 744 479, mike@g4vpd.com.

26 March 2017
CALLINGTON RADIO RALLY
Callington Town Hall, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7BD.
Doors open at 10am and admittance is £2. There will be a Bring & Buy and trade stands. Catering available on-site. Ample free parking in the adjacent carpark. Rally organised by the Devon & Cornwall Repeater and Callington Amateur Radio Society (CARS). More information and bookings from Roger on 07854 088 882 or email 2e0rph@gmail.com

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 trade 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)

30 APRIL 2017
CAMBRIDGE REPEATER GROUP RALLY
Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridge, Cambs CB22 6RN.
Doors open at 9.30am with traders gaining access from 7.30am. Entry is £2. There will be a talk in station and car parking is free on site. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, car boot area and RSGB bookstall. The usual burger van will be in attendance. Contact Lawrence M0LCM on 0794 197 2724, email rally2017@cambridgerepeaters.net. [www.cambridgerepeaters.net]

30 APRIL 2017
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].

1 MAY 2017 (Bank Holiday Monday)
33rd DARTMOOR RADIO RALLY
Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8DD
Doors open at 10:30am with disabled visitors gaining access at 10:15am. Admission is £2 with under 14s free accompanied by an adult. There is ample free car parking on site with catering available too. There will be trade & club stands and the usual Bring & Buy. Details from: Viv Watson, G7AWG on 01752 823 427 or by email to vivwatsondrc@aol.com

6 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

7 MAY 2017
DAMBUSTERS HAMFEST
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Tattershall, Thorpe, near Coningsby, Lincolnshire LN4 4PL
This is an outside event with limited room inside. Entry is £3 per person and under 12s, if accompanied, free and this charge will allow you to enter the museum as well. The venue is all on one level with access to all buildings for wheel chairs etc. Full catering on site with hot food van and the NAFFI. There will be an RSGB bookstall. Please contact either Tony G3ZPU for information on 01507 527 835 or by email to tony.nightingale@yahoo.co.uk or Ant, M0HAZ on 0795 665 4481.

19-21 MAY 2017
DAYTON HAMVENTION® (new venue)
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

8 JULY 2017
STOCKPORT RADIO SOCIETY RALLY
Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport, Cheshire SK2 6QS
Doors open from 10am to 3pm. Admission is £2 and there will be catering on site. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. There will be a raffle held on the day. Contact: Heather Stanley, M6HNS on 07506 904 422 or by email to info@g8srs.co.uk

14-16 JULY 2017
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].

23 JULY 2017
FINNINGLEY AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY RALLY
The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SX
Doors open 10:30am. Free parking. Massive indoor /outdoor trader’s area. Hot food and drinks all day. Major traders and club stalls – microwave components to QRP kits. All on one level. Admission £3.
Contact Kevin G3AAF Mob: 07831 614640 – email Kevin@avery03.fsnet.co.uk

13 AUGUST 2017
FLIGHT REFUELLING ARS HAMFEST
Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, near Wimborne, Dorset. BH21 3DA
There will be a talk in station on S22 and the venue has free car parking. Doors open at 10am and admission is £3.50. There will be trade stands, a car boot areas and indoor and field pitches for traders. Lectures will take place during the day. there is catering and a licensed bar on site. Camping is available on Saturday night only in an adjacent field. More information from hamfest@frars.org.uk

20 AUGUST 2017
RUGBY ATS ANNUAL RADIO RALLY
Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby, CV23 9PY
Doors open from 10am to 4pm and admission is £3. Sellers can gain access from 8am. There will be a car boot area. Catering is available on site. Details from Tony, G0OLS on 0775 968 4411 or by email to rally@rugbyats.co.uk. [www.rugbyats.co.uk]

29-30th SEPTEMBER 2017
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].

13-16 OCTOBER 2017
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].

5 NOVEMBER 2017
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].

take place each day, some in English. There will be a large RSGB book stall. [www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de].