Rallies

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2015

25 JANUARY
HORNCASTLE WINTER RALLY – Horncastle Youth Centre, Lincolnshire LN9 6DZ. OT 10.30, £1.50, DF, C, free CP. Tony, G3ZPU, 01507 527 835, tony.nightingale@yahoo.co.uk.

1 FEBRUARY
30th CANVEY RADIO & ELECTRONICS RALLY – ‘The Paddocks’, Long Road, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 0JA (southern end of A130). Free CP, OT 10.30. C, DF, TS. Vic Rogers, G6BHE, 01702 308 562, nvr@blueyonder.co.uk. [www.southessex-ars.co.uk].

8 FEBRUARY
BRITISH VINTAGE WIRELESS SOCIETY AUTO JUMBLE – The Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SF. OT 10.30am to 4.30pm. Stalls £30, admission £5, early admission (from 9.30am)£10. Bookings/enquiries 01892 540022 (between 8pm and 9pm only please). [www.audiojumble.co.uk]

8 FEBRUARY
HARWELL RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY – Didcot Leisure Centre, Mereland Road, Didcot. TI S22, free CP, OT 9.45/10.00, £3 (under 12’s free). TS, FM, SIG, LB, C, DF. Ann, G8NVI, 01235 816 379, ann.stevens@btinternet.com. [www.g3pia.org.uk].

15 FEBRUARY
RADIO-ACTIVE RALLY – Civic Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 5DG. OT 10.30, TS, B&B, C, DF, WIN. Jayne 07926 078 232, Jayne.ruscoe@yahoo.com. [www.midcars.org].

22 FEBRUARY
BRATS RAINHAM RADIO RALLY – Rainham School for Girls, Derwent Way, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent ME8 0BX. TI, OT 10.00/9.30, TS, SIG. David Filby, 2E0DCN, Dfilby191@yahoo.com. [www.brats-qth.org].

22 FEBRUARY
PENCOED ARC TABLE TOP SALE – Pencoed RFC, The Verlands, Felindre Rd, Pencoed CF33 5PB off at J35 M4. Tables £5, OT 8.30am sellers, 9:30am buyers, £2, C. Madeline Roberts, 01639 885 126. [www.mw0prg.co.uk/events.uk]

1 MARCH
EXETER RADIO & ELECTRONICS RALLY – America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe Exeter EX4 8PW. OT 10.15/10.30, £2. TS, B&B, C. Pete, G3ZVI, 07714 198 374, g3zvi@yahoo.co.uk.

8 MARCH NEW VENUE
30th WYTHALL RADIO CLUB RALLY – WRC HQ, Wythall Park, Silver Street, Wythall B47 6LZ. OT 9.30/10am, £3, CP, TS, C, LB, DF. John, 07428 055 931, m1jss@ymail.com. [www.wrcrally.co.uk].

15 MARCH
DOVER RADIO RALLY – Whitfield Village hall, Sandwich Road, Whitfield, Dover CT16 3LY. Doors open at 10am and the auction starts at 12.30pm. The rally ends at 1pm. Entrance price for visitors is £2. For booking form for tables, please visit the website. [www.darc.org.uk].

21 MARCH
40th DUTCH NATIONAL RADIO FLEA MARKET – “Autotron”, Rosmalen, just off A59 motorway. TI PI4SHB, 145.500MHz, CP, OT 9am. TS, FM, C. Details: info@radiovlooienmarkt.nl. [www.radiovlooienmarkt.nl].

21 MARCH
LAUGHARNE RADIO RALLY –Millenium Memorial Hall, Laugharne SA33 4QG. OT 10am (9.30am) to 2pm, £FREE, tables free, WIN, C. Matthew, GW6KOA, 01994 427 581, matthew.twyman63@btinternet.com.

22 MARCH NEW DATE
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. OT 10.00, TS, C. Lucy, 01270 623 353, Lucy@hackgreen.co.uk. [www.hackgreen.co.uk]

29 MARCH
DEVON & CORNWALL REPEATER GROUP + CALLINGTON ARS RALLY – Callington Town Hall, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7BD. OT 10am, £2, CP, B&B, Camping site available. Roger, 2e0rph@gmail.com

12 APRIL
31st YEOVIL QRP CONVENTION – Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3AA (adjoining the central shopping car park). TI S22, CP, OT 9.30-3.00, £3, TS, LEC, B&B, C, DF. Steve, G7AHP, 01803 666 407, steve@g7ahp.co.uk.

12 APRIL
52nd NORTHERN AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETIES ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION (Blackpool rally) – Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA. TI, CP, OT 10.15/10.30. TS, B&B, SIG, MT, LB, C, DF, RSGB book stall. Dave, M0OBW, 01270 761 608, dwilson@btinternet.com. [www.narsa.org.uk].

19 APRIL NEW DATE
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally) – Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ. TI, free CP, OT 9.50/10am. TS, FM, B&B, SIG, C, DF, WIN, LEC. Paul, M0CJX, 08451 650 351, info@radiofairs.co.uk. [www.radiofairs.co.uk].

26 APRIL
CAMBRIDGE REPEATER GROUP RALLY – Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, CB22 6RN. OT 10.00 (traders 07.00), £2. TI, TS, B&B, C, DF, RSGB bookstall. Lawrence, M0LCM, 07941 972 724, rally2014@cambridgerepeaters.net. [www.cambridgerepeaters.net]

3 MAY
SCOTTISH HIGHLAND RADIO RALLY – Aviemore Primary School and Community Centre, Muirton, Aviemore PH22 1SF. TS, SIG, RSGB bookstall, CP. OT 10.30am-4pm. Free tables for clubs and private sellers. Seating area. Roy, GM4VKI, 01563 850 976, rkavampsev@btinternet.com.

3 MAY
DAMBUSTERS HAMFEST – Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Coningsby, Lincs LN4 4PE. TI S22, GB3FR, £3, RAF heritage centre on site. Overnight camping by appointment. C, OT 10am. Mainly an outdoor rally but some limited space is available indoors. Contact tony.nightingale@yahoo.co.uk. [www.thorpecamp.org].

4 MAY (Bank holiday Monday)
DARTMOOR RADIO RALLY – Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon. PL19 8DD. OT 10.15/10.30, £2, Free CP, No TI, TS, B&B, SIG, C, DF. Roger Hann, 2E0RPH, 01822 852 871, 2E0RPH@gmail.com.

10 MAY
BRITISH VINTAGE WIRELESS SOCIETY NATIONAL VINTAGE COMMUNICATIONS FAIR – Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1XN. OT 10.30am to 4pm, £8 (under-14s FREE), Early Entry from approx. 9am £25. No advance ticketing, all tickets on the door. Free CP.

15-17 MAY
DAYTON HAMVENTION® – Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USA. CP, OT 8am, $20-$25, TS, huge FM, SIG, DF, LEC, C, CBS, WIN, US exams, FAM. international@hamvention.org. [www.hamvention.org].

31 MAY
BLACK COUNTRY RADIO RALLY – Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 1HE. OT 9.30am, TI, CP, TS, B&B, SIG, C, DF, WIN, £2, RSGB Book Stall. Martin, radio-circle@live.co.uk

6 JUNE
SUSSEX ELECTRONICS & RADIO FAIR (SERF 2015) – Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UF. info@serf.org.uk [www.serf.org.uk]

7 JUNE
SPALDING & DARS ANNUAL RALLY – The Sir John Gleed Technology School, Halmer Gardens, Spalding, Lincs PE11 2EF. TI S22, free CP, OT 10am. TS, C, CBS. John, G4NBR, 07946 302 815, rally-secretary@sdars.org.uk. [www.sdars.org.uk].

14 JUNE
14th JUNCTION 28 QRP RALLY – South Normanton Alfreton and District Amateur Radio Club in association with the G QRP Club. Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7BD. 10 mins from M1 J28 and the A38. TI S21, OT 10am. TS, SIG, C, LB. Anya Lawrence, 2E0BQS, 0115 930 7322, adylawri@btinternet.com. [www.snadarc.com].

14 JUNE
EAST SUFFOLK WIRELESS REVIVAL (Ipswich Radio Rally) – The Orwell Crossing Lorry Park, A14 Eastbound, Nacton, Ipswich, IP10 0DD. TI S22, CP, OT 9.30, £2, CBS, B&B, SIG, LRC, RSGB book stall, GB4SWR HF station, C, LB. Kevin, G8MXV, 07710 046 846. [www.eswr.org.uk].

20 JUNE
SOUTH LANCS SUMMER RALLY – Bickershaw Labour Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TE. OT 9.00 (traders 7.30). £2.50, B&B, C, DIS, CP, SIG, DF, TS, LB. Jason, G0IZR 01942 735 828. [www.slarc.co.uk/rally].

21 JUNE
28th NEWBURY RADIO RALLY – Newbury Showground, next to M4 J13. TI S22 (V44), free CP, OT 9am (visitors), 8am (sellers). Visitors £2.50, CBS pitch £12.50. Huge radio, electronics & computing boot sale including demonstration marquee with display of amateur radio on air (SSB, CW, & DATA), air traffic radar, plus clubs and national society stands. TS, C, CBS, WIN, DF, FM, SIG. Contact rally@nadars.org.uk. [www.nadars.org.uk].

26 – 28 JUNE
HAMTRONIC SHOW, FRIEDRICHSHAFEN – Messe, Friedrichshafen, Germany. TS, FM, CP, SIG, LB, C, DF, LEC, CS. Large RSGB book stall. [www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de].

28 JUNE
WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY – Cheese & Grain, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE. CP, OT 10am-2pm, £2.50. TS, RSGB book stall, C, DIS. Shaun, G8VPG, 01225 873 098, rallymanager@westrally.org.uk. [www.westrally.org.uk].

6 JULY
19TH RED ROSE QRP FESTIVAL – Formby Hall, Alder Street, Atherton, Manchester M46 9EY. Free CP, OT 11.00, £2 (U14 free). TS, SIG, B&B, DF, LB, C. Les Jackson, G4HZJ, 01942 870 634, g4hzj@ntlworld.com.

12 JULY
52nd CORNISH RAC MOBILE RALLY – Penair School, St Clements, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TN. TS, B&B, C, TI, CP. OT 10.30, £2. Steve, 01209 844 939, g7voh@btinternet.com. [www.gx4crc.com].

19 JULY
FINNINGLEY ARS SUMMER RALLY – The Hurst Radio Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sand toft, Doncaster DN8 5SX. Easily accessible from M180 J1/J2. OT 10am, £3, TS, CP, B&B, TI S21, RSGB bookstall. Kevin, G3AAF, 07831 614 640. [www.finningleyradiorally.co.uk].

19 JULY
McMICHAEL RADIO RALLY & CAR BOOT SALE – Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park Farm Lane, Sonning Lane (B4446), Sonning on Thames, Reading RG4 6ST. TI, free CP, £2, LB, C, SIG, WIN, TS, CBS, OT 9:30. Pete, G8FRC, 01189 695 697. [www.mcmichaelrally.org.uk].

26 JULY
HORNCASTLE SUMMER RALLY – Horncastle Youth Centre, Lincolnshire LN9 6DZ. OT 10.30, £1.50, DF, C, free CP. Tony, G3ZPU, 01507 527 835, tony.nightingale@yahoo.co.uk.

9 AUGUST
FLIGHT REFUELLING ARS HAMFEST – Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, nr Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3DA. TI S22, CP, OT 10.00, £3.50, TS, CBS, LB, C, LEC. Indoor & field pitches available. Tony Baker, G3PFM, hamfest@frars.org.uk. [www.frars.org.uk].

21 AUGUST (Friday)
22nd COCKENZIE & PORT SETON ARC MINI-RALLY – Community Centre, Main Hall, Port Seton. Bring along your own ‘junk’ and sell it. Tables free, first come first served. OT 6pm-9pm, £2. C, DF. bob.gm4uyz@talktalk.net [www.cpsarc.com].

6 SEPTEMBER
TELFORD HAMFEST – Enginuity Technology Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DU. Martyn, G3UKV, 01952 255 416. [www.telfordhamfest.co.uk].

13 SEPTEMBER
BRITISH VINTAGE WIRELESS SOCIETY MURPHY DAY – Mill Green Museum, Hatfield AL9 5PD. [www.bvws.org.uk]

25 & 26 SEPTEMBER
NATIONAL HAMFEST – brought to you by the RSGB in association with the Lincoln Short Wave Club. George Stephenson Pavilion, Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2NY (close to junction of A1/A46/A17). Free CP, TS, B&B, CB, C, SIG, Morse proficiency tests on demand, RSGB book stall, RSGB Services & Committees, DF, FM. [www.nationalhamfest.org.uk].

4 OCTOBER
BRITISH VINTAGE WIRELESS SOCIETY AUTO JUMBLE – The Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SF. OT 10.30am to 4.30pm. Stalls £30, admission £5, early admission (from 9.30am)£10. Bookings/enquiries 01892 540022 (between 8pm and 9pm only please). [www.audiojumble.co.uk]

4 OCTOBER
HORNSEA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB RALLY – Floral Hall, 7 The Esplanade, Hornsea, East Yorks HU18 1NQ. OT 10am, CP, TS, B&B, SIG, RSGB, RAFARS, LB, C, DF, WIN. Details from Rick, M0CZR, 01964 533 712, R106221@aol.com. [www.hornseaarc.co.uk].

9-11 OCTOBER
RSGB CONVENTION – The full convention programme of lectures for all interests will be available on the website later in the year. Principal sponsor Martin Lynch & Sons. [www.rsgbevents.org].

11 OCTOBER
HACK GREEN BUNKER RALLY – Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 8AL. Electronic equipment, amateur gear, components, military radio sets and vehicle spares. OT 10am, TS, C. Lucy, 01270 623 353, Lucy@hackgreen.co.uk. [www.hackgreen.co.uk].

18 OCTOBER
GALASHIELS AND DISTRICT ARS RADIO RALLY – The Volunteer Hall, St Johns Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders TD1 3JX. OT 11.15, £2.50. B&B, TS, C. Jim, GM7LUN, 01896 850 245, gm7lun@qsl.net.

18 OCTOBER
HOLSWORTHY AMATEUR RADIO RALLY – Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill, Holsworthy EX22 6JD. TS, B&B, C, DIS. Register at http://harc.postalboard.com/login to make any enquiries. [www.radioclubs.net/harc/]

25 OCTOBER
26th GREAT NORTHERN HAMFEST – Barnsley Premier Leisure Complex, Queens Road, Barnsley S71 1AN or follow the brown Metrodome signs. GNHF in association with SYRG. OT 10am, TS, SIG, C, FAM. Ernie, G4LUE, 07984 191 873. [www.gnhf.co.uk].

8 NOVEMBER
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally) – Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ. TI, free CP, OT 9.50/10am. TS, FM, B&B, SIG, C, DF, WIN, LEC. Paul, M0CJX, 08451 650 351, info@radiofairs.co.uk. [www.radiofairs.co.uk].

15 NOVEMBER NEW VENUE
CATS RADIO & ELECTRONICS BAZAAR – Coulsdon Community Centre, Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BE. Limited on site parking (50), street parking available. OT 10am-2pm, £1 including a complimentary tea or coffee, B&B, C, DIS. Glenn, G4FVL, bazaar@catsradio.org.

15 NOVEMBER
PLYMOUTH RADIO CLUB RALLY – Harewood House, The Ridgeway, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2AS. CP, TI, OT 10am, £2, TS, C. Sheila Hart, 2E0YSH, 07815 542 477, sheo@fsmail.net.

5 DECEMBER
SOUTH LANCS WINTER RALLY – Bickershaw Labour Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TE. OT 9am, traders 7.30am. £2.50, B&B, C, DIS, CP, SIG, DF, TS, LB. Jason, 01942 735 828.

6 DECEMBER
BISHOP AUCKLAND RADIO AMATEURS CLUB RALLY – Spennymoor Leisure Centre, Co Durham DL16 6DB. CP, TI S22 (V44), OT 10.15 /10.30, £2 (U14 free). TS, B&B, C, LB, DF, FAM. John, G4LRG, 01388 606 396.