Rallies

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAA listing of the coming year’s rallies and other events from around the UK.

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For a round up of events taking place in the coming week, check out GB2RS Rallies and Events News.

 

2014

17 AUGUST
RUGBY AMATEUR TRANSMITTING SOCIETY ANNUAL RADIO RALLY – Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby CV23 9PX. Stephen, G8LYB, 01788 578 940, stephen@tompsett.net. [www.rugbyats.co.uk].

17 AUGUST
2nd SOUTH MANCHESTER RADIO CLUB SUMMER RADIO CAR BOOT SALE – Trafford Metrovicks Rugby and Cricket Club, Finnybank Road, Sale, Cheshire M33 6LR. Tables £10. Admission £1, OT 9.30am, TI S22. John, M6JII, 07892 890 902.

24 AUGUST
MILTON KEYNES ARS RALLY – Longueville Hall, Hammond Park, Whaddon Road, Newton Longville, Milton Keynes MK17 0AT. Why not combine a visit to our rally with Bletchley Park and visit the National Radio Centre (NRC) as well? Modern venue with large indoor and outdoor areas. CP, OT 10am, £3, TS, TI, LB, C. Steve, G6KJU, 07866 673 192. [www.mkars.org.uk/mkars/rally].

25 AUGUST Bank Holiday Monday
HUNTINGDONSHIRE ARS RALLY – St Neots Community College, Barford Rd, St Neots PE19 2SH. OT 10am, £2, TI S22 (V44), CP, CBS, B&B, C, TS, DF. Clive Burchell, G3NKQ, 01480 810 473, clive.burchell@btinternet.com.

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

6 SEPTEMBER (SATURDAY)
FRISKNEY & EAST LINCOLNSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS CLUB RALLY – Friskney Village Hall, Church Road, Friskney, Lincs PE22 8RD, 6.5 miles south of Skegness. OT 8.45, traders 7am, TI 145.550, C, B&B. Details on 07534 624 559. [www.felcc.com].

6 & 7 SEPTEMBER
BRITISH AMATEUR TELEVISION CLUB CONVENTION, CAT14 – The Everest Academy, Basingstoke, Hampshire. LEC, demos, surplus ATV equipment. Also BATC bi-Annual General Meeting on Sunday afternoon. [www.batc.org.uk].

14 SEPTEMBER
CANCELLED: HALTON & DISTRICT RADIO AMATEURS RALLY – sadly, due to lack of support from traders. [www.haltonradiorally.webs.com]

14 SEPTEMBER
TARS 50th ANNUAL COMMUNICATIONS FAIR – Newton Abbot Race Course, Devon TQ12 3AF. All indoors, TS, B&B, C, DF, WIN, RSGB book stall. OT 9.30/10am, £2. Mike Dixon, 01803 557 941, Info via rally@tars.org.uk.

14 SEPTEMBER
WEST KENT ARS RADIO AND ELECTRONICS FAIR – Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9XB. TI, CP, £2.50, 9.45/10am, TS, B&B, C, DF, WIN, RSGB Bookstall. Dave, G4OTV, rally@wkars.org.uk. [www.wkars.org.uk].

26 & 27 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].

27 SEPTEMBER
BELGIUM AMATEUR RADIO & COMPUTER RALLY – Hall ‘Louvexpo’, 7 rue du Hocquet, La Louvière. Direct access from the motorway (50km south of Brussels). Repeater TI 145.600MHz, 430.325MHz and DSTAR 439.4375MHz. OT 9am, FM, 4000m², trade stands from many countries. Michel, ON7FI, +32 475 45 45 78, michel.dewyngaert@skynet.be. [www.on6ll.be].

28 SEPTEMBER
PENCOED AMTEUR RADIO CLUB TABLE TOP SALE – Pencoed Rugby Football Club, The Verlands, Felindre Road, Pencoed CF35 5PB. Tables £5, first come first served. OT sellers 8.30am, buyers 9.30am. £2, C, LB. Gerry Day, 01656 860 761. [www.mw0prg.co.uk/events.uk]

4 OCTOBER
5TH WEST TYRONE ARC CONFERENCE – Village Inn, Killyclogher, Old Mountfield Rd, Omagh, County Tyrone BT79 7LT. LEC, C, TS, B&B. Ian, MI1CCU, mi1ccu@mail.com

5 OCTOBER NEW VENUE
BLACKWOOD AND DISTRICT ARS RALLY – Rougemont School, Llantarnum Hall, Malpas Rd, Newport, NP20 6QB. TI V44 (S22), CP, OT 10am, £2, TS, SIG, CBS, RSGB Bookstall, B&B, C. Andy, MW0MWZ, 01495 220 687. [www.gw6gw.co.uk].

5 OCTOBER NEW VENUE
NORTH WAKEFIELD CLUB WINTER RALLY – Middleton Active Centre, Middleton Ring Road, LS10 4AX. OT 10.30, TS, B&B, C, WIN. Tony, 07740 003 159, tonymawson@btinternet.com.

10-12 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].

12 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].

12 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].

18 OCTOBER
CARRICKFERGUS AMATEUR RADIO GROUP RADIO RALLY – Downshire Community School, Carrickfergus, BT38 7DA. OT 11.30am, £3. TS, B&B, CP, C, DF, SIG, RSGB, MT. Details from Tim, MI0TBL, carg@hotmail.co.uk. [www.radioclubs.net/carg].

19 OCTOBER
CHIPPENHAM & DARC MINI INDOOR RADIO RALLY – Neston Village Hall, Pool Green, Neston, Corsham, Wilts SN13 9SN. OT Sellers 9am buyers 10am. Tables £5 (£6 on the day), entry £1.50, C. Details from g0iue@btinternet.com (on the day 07584 054 924).

19 OCTOBER
GALASHIELS AND DISTRICT ARS RADIO RALLY – The Volunteer Hall, St Johns Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders TD1 3JX. OT 11.30 /11.15, £2.50. B&B, TS, WIN, C. Jim, GM7LUN, 01896 850 245, gm7lun@qsl.net.

25 OCTOBER
FOG ON THE TYNE RALLY – Whitehall Road Methodist Church Hall, Bensham, Gateshead NE8 4LH, organised by Angel of the North ARC. £1.50, TS, B&B, C, CP. Nancy Bone, G7UUR, 01914 770 036 (eves), nancybone2001@yahoo.co.uk. [www.anarc.net].

26 OCTOBER
24th GREAT NORTHERN HAMFEST – Barnsley Premier Leisure Complex, Queens Road, Barnsley S71 1AN or follow the brown Metrodome signs. GNHF in association with SYRG. OT 10.30, TS, SIG, C, FAM. Ernie, G4LUE, 07984 191 873. [www.gnhf.co.uk].

26 OCTOBER
NORTH WALES RALLY – Abergele Leisure Centre, Faenol Avenue, Abergele, Conwy, LL22 7HT. 10am – 4pm, £4.50, TI, TS, B&B, CP, DF, DIS, C, SIG. Gordon, MW0GBR, mw0gbr@ymail.com. [www.nwrs.org.uk].

9 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].

22 NOVEMBER
ROCHDALE & DISTRICT ARS TRADITIONAL RADIO RALLY – St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Rd, off Edenfield Rd (A680), Norden, Rochdale OL12 6BU. OT 10.15/10.30, £2.50 (concessions U12 & seniors), TI S22, C. Pitches £5, bring your own table. Dave, G0PUD, 0161 285 1600, dave.shaw1@sky.com. [www.radars.me.uk].

23 NOVEMBER
CATS RADIO & ELECTRONICS BAZAAR – 1st Coulsdon Scout HQ, r/o Council Car Park, Lion Green Road, Coulsdon, Surrey. OT 10am-1pm, £1, B&B, C, DIS, free CP. Glenn, G4FVL, bazaar@catsradio.org.

23 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.

6 DECEMBER
SOUTH LANCS WINTER RALLY – Bickershaw Labour Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TE. OT 9am, traders 7.30am. £2, B&B, C, DIS, CP, SIG, DF, TS, LB. Jason, 01942 735 828.

7 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.

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].

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 10.00. Mainly an outdoor rally but some limited space is available indoors. tony.nightingale@yahoo.co.uk. [www.thorpecamp.org].

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].

19 JULY
FINNINGLEY ARS SUMMER RALLY – The Hurst Radio Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sand toft, Doncaster DN8 5SX. Easily accessible from the M180 Jct 1 / Jct2. OT 10am, £3, TS, CP, B&B, TI S21, RSGB bookstall. Kevin, G3AAF, 07831 614 640. [www.finningleyradiorally.co.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.

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].