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.

 

31 JANUARY
HORNCASTLE WINTER RALLY
Supporting the Wolds Repeater Group and GB3FJ
Horncastle Youth Centre, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 6DZ
The venue is all on one level and doors open at 10.30am. Admission is £1.50. There will be refreshments available, including hot bacon butties. Details from Tony Nightingale, G3ZPU 01507 527 835, tony.nightingale@YAHOO.CO.UK

7 FEBRUARY
31st CANVEY RADIO & ELECTRONICS RALLY
The Paddocks’, Long Road, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 0JA (southern end of A130).
The venue has disabled facilities, is served by public transport and also has free car parking. Doors open at 10.30am. There will be radio and electronic component exhibitors, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. Details from Vic Rogers, G6BHE on 07957 461694, email Nvr1945@btinternet.com. [www.southessex-ars.co.uk].

12-14 FEBRUARY
70TH ORLANDO HAMCATION® HAM RADIO AND COMPUTER SHOW
Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando, Florida, USA.
There will be a talk in station and the venue has free car parking. Doors open at 9am and admission is $15. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and a flea market. More information from Bob Nocero by email to info@hamcation.com [www.hamcation.com].

13 FEBRUARY
BALLYMENA ARC WINTER RADIO RALLY
80 Cullybackey Road, Ahoghill, Ballymena BT42 1LA
Doors open at 10.30am and admittance is £3. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy and an RSGB bookstall. Catering is available on site and a prize draw will take place on the day. Contact Hugh Kernohan, GI0JEV on 02825 871 481 or by email to HKernohan@aol.com.

14 FEBRUARY
UK ALLSTAR RADIOACTIVE FAIR
Sponsored by UK Allstar Hub
Civic Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5DG.
The venue is served by public transport, has free car parking and disabled facilities. Doors open at 10.30am (7am for traders) and admission is £4. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, an RSGB bookstall and catering facilities. Roger Reeves, M0ROJ 07747 618131 [www.radioactivefair.co.uk]

14 FEBRUARY
HARWELL RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY
Didcot Leisure Centre, Mereland Road, Didcot, OX11 8AY.
The venue has free car parking, disabled facilities a licensed bar and catering. The talk-in station will be on 145.550MHz. Doors open at 9.45/10am and admission is £3 with under 12s free, There will be trade stands, a flea market and special interest groups. Details from Ann, G8NVI on 01235 816379 or by email to ann.stevens@btinternet.com. [www.g3pia.org.uk]

28 FEBRUARY
BRATS RAINHAM RADIO RALLY
Rainham School for Girls, Derwent way, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0BX.
Doors open at 9.30/10am and there will be a talk-in station. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and catering on site. More details from Trevor on 07717 678 795 or by email to Trev@wig1.co.uk. [www.brats-qth.org].

28 FEBRUARY
PENCOED AMATEUR RADIO CLUB TABLE TOP SALE
Pencoed Rugby Football Club, The Verlands, Felindre Road, Pencoed CF35 5PB. Tables will be £5 each on a first come first served basis, please book with Madeline on 01639 885126. Doors open at 8.30am for sellers buyers at 9.30am. Admission is £2. Hot food will be available in the morning and at lunch time and hot and cold drinks will be available from the bar (non alcoholic drinks till lunch time). [WWW.MW0PRG.co.uk/events.uk]

5 MARCH
LAGAN VALLEY ARS ANNUAL RALLY
Hillsborough Village Centre, 7 Ballynahinch Road, Hillsborough BT26 6AR.
Doors open at 11am.

6 MARCH
EXETER RADIO & ELECTRONICS RALLY
America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8PW
Doors open at 10.30am with those booking in to the Bring & Buy as well as disabled visitors gaining access from 10.15am. Admission is £2. There will be traders and a Bring & Buy. Catering is available on site. Details from Pete, G3ZVI on 07714 198374 or by email to g3zvi@yahoo.co.uk

13 MARCH
DOVER RADIO RALLY
Whitfield Village Hall, Sandwich Road, Whitfield, Dover CT163LY.
There will be a talk-in station. Doors open from 10am to 2pm with disabled visitors having access from 9.30am. Admission is £2. Highlights include trade stands, an auction, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. There is catering available. Information from Peter Love, G0KOK on 07850 464 026 or by email to peterjlove@btinternet.com.

13 MARCH
GRANTHAM ARC RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY
Earlesfield Community Centre, Trent Road, Grantham NG31 7XW
The venue has free car parking and disabled facilities. Doors open at 9.30am and admission is £3. There will be trade stands and a flea market as well as a Bring & Buy. Specialist interest groups will be in attendance and there will be an RSGB bookstall. A raffle will be held on the day. More information on 0751 0271 577. [www.garc.org.uk]

19 MARCH (Saturday)
LAUGHARNE RADIO RALLY
Millennium Memorial Hall, Clifton St, LaugharneSA33 4QG
Doors open from 10am to 2pm and admission is free. Disabled visitors can gain access at 9.30am. Tables are available. There will be a raffle and light refreshments on the day. Details and table bookings from Matthew, GW6KOA on 01994 427 581 or by email to matthew.twyman63@btinternet.com.

19 MARCH
41st DUTCH NATIONAL RADIO FLEA MARKET
Autotron, Rosmalen (Den Bosch), Netherlands.
The Autotron has its own exit with signs on the A59 motorway from ‘s-Hertogenbosch to Nijmegen. Doors open from 9am to 3.30pm. There are more than 330 stands and, in 2015, the show was visited by over 5,000 people. [www.radiovlooienmarkt.nl]

20 MARCH
31st WYTHALL RC RALLY
Wythall Radio Club HQ, Wythall Park, Silver St, Wythall B47 6LZ.
The venue has car parking as well as disabled facilities. Doors open at 9.30/10am and admission is £3.50. There will be trade stands as well as a licensed bar and catering facilities. Details from Mike on 07976 744 479 or by email to rally@g4vpd.com. [http://wythallradioclub.co.uk].

20 MARCH
DEVON & CORNWALL REPEATER GROUP AND CALLINGTON ARS RALLY
Callington Town Hall, New Road, Callington PL17 7BD.
Doors open at 10.30am and admission is £2. More information from Roger by email to 2e0rph@gmail.com.

20 MARCH
CAUSEWAY COAST GLENS ARC RADIO RALLY
Bushmills Community Centre, 14 Dunluce Road, Bushmills, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland BT57 8QG
The venue has disabled access and suitable car parking on site. Doors open from 11am to 4pm and admission is £3. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy as well as an RSGB bookstall. Catering facilities are on site and there will be a raffle taking place during the day. More details from MN0CCG on 0754 492 3956 or by email to MI0LJM@hotmail.com.

3 APRIL
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. Doors open 10am, There will trade stand and catering is available on site. Further details from Lucy on 01270 623 353 or by email to Lucy@hackgreen.co.uk. [www.hackgreen.co.uk].

10 APRIL
NARSA EXHIBITION (Blackpool Rally) organised by Northern Amateur Radio Societies Association
Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA.
The venue has car parking as well as disabled facilities. There will be a talk-in station and Morse proficiency tests are also available. Highlights include trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups, and an RSGB bookstand. There is a licensed bar and catering facilities. More information from Dave, M0OBW on 01270 761 608 or by email to dwilson@btinternet.com. [www.narsa.org.uk].

10 APRIL
32nd YEOVIL QRP CONVENTION
Digby Hall, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3AA
Doors open 9.30am, admission £3. There will be traders, a Bring & Buy and club stalls, plus a programme of talks. Supported by RSGB, RAFARS & RSARS. Contact Bob Harris, by email to wjh069@gmail.com. [http://yeovil-arc.com/QRPconvention].

17 APRIL
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally)
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ.
The venue has free car parking and disabled facilities. There will be a talk-in station and doors open 9.50/10am. Other attractions include trade stands, a flea market, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and lectures. A raffle will also be held. Catering is available on site. Details from Paul, M0CJX on 08451 650 351 or by email to info@radiofairs.co.uk. [www.radiofairs.co.uk].

23 APRIL
RSGB AGM
Glasgow City Hotel, 36 Cambridge St, Glasgow G2 3HN.
A number of Board and Regional positions will be voted and announced. Various trophies and awards will be presented. [www.rsgb.org].

24 APRIL
CAMBRIDGE REPEATER GROUP RALLY
Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridge, Cambs, CB22 6RN.
Car parking is free at the venue, which also has disabled facilities. The doors open at 9.30am with traders gaining access from 7am. Admission is £2. A talk-in station will be on air to assist visitors. There will be trade stands, a car boot area, a Bring & Buy and an RSGB bookstall. Catering will be available on site and this year sees new caterers booked. Contact Lawrence, M0LCM on 0794 197 2724 for more information or email rally2016@cambridgerepeaters.net. [www.cambridgerepeaters.net]

1 MAY
DAMBUSTERS HAMFEST
Thorpe Camp Museum, Tattershall Thorpe, near Coningsby, Lincolnshire LN4 4PE.
The venue is all on one level and doors open at 10am. Admission is £3 and includes entry into the museum. Hot food will be available in addition to the NAFFI. This is mainly an outdoor rally but some limited space is available indoors with a small charge for tables. More information by email to tony.nightingale@yahoo.co.uk

2 MAY
DARTMOOR RADIO CLUB RALLY
Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon. PL19 8DD.
The venue has free car parking as well as disabled facilities but please note there is no talk-in station. Doors open at 10.15/10.30am and admission is £2. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy and special interest groups. Catering is available on site. Contact Roger Hann, 2E0RPH on 01822 840 723, or by email to 2E0RPH@gmail.com.

8 MAY
35th LOUGH ERNE AMATEUR RADIO RALLY
SHARE Centre, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland BT92 0EQ
Doors open from 11.15am to 4pm with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, car boot area, flea market, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. A licensed bar and catering will be available on site. Lectures will form part of the day’s activities and there will be a prize draw during the day. Camping is available. More information from Michael Clarke, M5MTC on 0286 862 1436 or by email to mi5mtc@learc.eu. [www.learc.eu]

15 MAY
1st NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS ARC RALLY
Newton Boys and Girls Club, 19 Haydock Street, Newton le Willows, WA12 9AB.
There is a small car park outside the venue (20 – 25 cars) that is for disabled visitors and there are two very large free car parks nearby – one directly opposite and the other on the market square. Doors open at 10am with traders gaining access from 8am. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and a Bring & Buy. Catering is available on site and there is a large eating / meeting area. Traders please book via the website. More information from Chris on 07453 776 255 or by email to rallies@nlwarc.co.uk. [www.nlwarc.co.uk]

15 May
LAMFEST
Elescar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley S74 8HJ
Doors open for traders at 7am and tables are provided free of charge. The public gain access at 10am and admission is £2. All monies raise will be donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Further details from Ian O’Donnell, M0IOD on 0191 604 0255.

21-22 MAY
DAYTON HAMVENTION®
Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
There are large car parks as well as transport to the event from various locations. The venue also has disabled facilities. 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].

22 MAY
BLACK COUNTRY RADIO RALLY MARK 2
Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 1HE.
The venue is 1 mile from junction 2 of the M5. Doors open at 10am and the admission is £2. A raffle will be drawn at 2pm.

22 May
33RD DUNSTABLE DOWNS RC ANNUAL AMATEUR RADIO CAR BOOT SALE
Stockwood Park, Luton
All the usual facilities will be there. [WWW.DDRCBOOTSALE.ORG]

4 & 5 JUNE
SUSSEX ELECTRONICS AND RADIO FAIR (SERF 2016)
Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UF.
The venue has free car parking as well as camping and caravanning on site and there are disabled facilities. A talk-in station will be in operation as well as a special event station. Doors open from 10am to 4pm and admission is £3, children free. There will be indoor/outdoor trade stands and catering on site. More information from Dave, G8PUO on 07807 074 538 or by email to admin@serf.org.uk. [www.serf.org.uk]

5 JUNE
CENTRAL SCOTLAND AMATEUR RADIO MINI CONVENTION
Crofthead Community Education Centre, Templar Rise, Dedridge, Livingston EH54 6DG.
There is car parking on site and the venue has disabled facilities. Doors opena at 10am with disabled visitors gaining access 10 minutes earlier. Admission is £4. There will be trade stands, a flea market, special interest groups, an RSGB bookstall and lectures during the event. A raffle will take place. Details from John, MM0JRR, 01506 437 908 or by email to johnrayne333@gmail.com.

5 JUNE
SPALDING & DARS ANNUAL RALLY
The Sir John Gleed Technology School, Halmer Gardens, Spalding, Lincs PE11 2EF.
The venue has free car parking and talk in is on S22. Doors open at 10am. There will be trade stands and outside car boot area. Catering will be available on site. More information from John, G4NBR on 0794 630 2815 or Graham, G8NWC on 0775 461 9701, email rally-secretary@sdars.org.uk. [www.sdars.org.uk].

12 JUNE
15th JUNCTION 28 RALLY
Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, DE55 7BD.
The venue has car parking available and disabled facilities. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and a raffle will take place, there is also a licensed bar. More information from Anya Lawrence on 01159 307 322 or by email to adylawri@btininternet.com.

12 JUNE
EAST SUFFOLK WIRELESS REVIVAL (Ipswich Radio Rally)
The Orwell Crossing Lorry Park, A14 Eastbound, Nacton, Ipswich IP10 0DD.
There will be a talk in station on S22 and car parking is available on site. Doors open at 9.30am and admission is £2. There will be an RSGB bookstall, a car boot area and a Bring & Buy. Special interest groups will be attending. There is a licensed bar and catering available. An HF station running GB4SWR will be on the air. Details from Kevin, G8MXV, 0771 004 6846. [www.eswr.org.uk].

18 JUNE
SOUTH LANCS SUMMER 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].

19 JUNE
29th NEWBURY RADIO RALLY
Newbury Showground, next to M4 J13.
There will be a talk-in station operating on S22 (V44). The venue has free car parking and disabled facilities. Admission is £2.50 and doors open at 9am. Car boot pitches cost £12.50 and sellers have access at 8am. There will be trade stands, a car boot area, a flea market and special interest groups plus a demonstration marquee with display of amateur radio on air. There are catering facilities on site. A raffle will be held during the event. Details from rally@nadars.org.uk. [www.nadars.org.uk].

24-26 JUNE
HAMTRONIC SHOW, FRIEDRICHSHAFEN
Messe, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Trade stands, special interest groups and IARU Member Socities 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].

26 JUNE
WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY
Cheese & Grain, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
The venue has car parking available and disabled facilities. Doors are open from 10am to 2pm and admission is £3 with under 14s free. There will be trade stands and an RSGB bookstall, There is catering on site. More details from Shaun, G8VPG on 01225 873 098 or by email to rallymanager@westrally.org.uk. [www.westrally.org.uk].

2 JULY
BANGOR & DISTRICT AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY RALLY
Donaghadee Community Centre, Manor Street, Donaghadee, Co. Down BT21 0HB
The venue is just 100 metres from the harbour with car parking available. Doors open at 11.30am and admission is £3. There will be trade stands and a raffle will be held on the day. Details from Harry on 0289 142 2762.

3 JULY
20th RED ROSE QRP FESTIVAL
New Venue The Rose Centre (Lowton Civic Hall), Hesketh Meadow Lane, Lowton, Warrington WA3 2AH
The venue has easy access from all directions; M6, M61, M60, A580. There is free car parking and the spacious halls are at ground level with disabled facilities. Doors are open from 11am to 3pm and admission is £2 with under 14s free. There will be trade stands, clubs stands and special interest groups as well as an RSGB bookstall. There will be a Bring & Buy. A licensed bar and refreshments are available on site. Contact Les Jackson, G4HZJ, on 01942 870 634 or by email to g4hzj@ntlworld.com

9 JULY
STOCKPORT RADIO SOCIETY RALLY
Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport SK2 6QS.
There will be a talk-in station on the air for help with directions. Doors open 9.45/10am and admission is £2. Highlights will include trade stands, a Bring & Buy and an RSGB bookstall. Catering is available on site and a raffle will take place during the day. Other information available from Nigel Roscoe, G0RXA on 0745 090 4422 or by email to info@g8srs.co.uk.

17 JULY
McMICHAEL RADIO RALLY
Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park Farm Lane, Sonning Lane (B4446), Sonning on Thames, Reading RG4 6ST.
The venue has free car parking and a talk-in station will be on air. Doors open at 9.30am and admission is £2. There will be trade stands, a car boot area and special interest groups. Catering and a licensed bar are available on site. A raffle will take place on the day. Details from Pete, G8FRC on 0118 969 5697. [www.mcmichaelrally.org.uk]

24 JULY
FINNINGLEY ARS ANNUAL RALLY
The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SX
There will be a talk in station and doors open at 10.30am with admittance £3. The venue is all on one level. Car parking is free. There is a large indoor and outdoor trader’s area with major traders, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. There will be a flea market. Hot food and drinks will be available all day. More information from Kevin, G3AAF on 0783 161 4040.

29-31 JULY
AMSAT-UK COLLOQUIUM
Holiday Inn, Egerton Rd, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XZ. [www.amsat-uk.org].

31 JULY
HORNCASTLE SUMMER RALLY
Supporting the Fenland Repeater Group GB3FR and GB3SO
Horncastle Youth Centre, Horncastle, Lincolshire LN9 6DZ.
The venue is all on one level and doors open at 10.30am. Admission is £1.50. There will be refreshments available, including hot bacon butties. Details from Tony Nightingale, G3ZPU, on 01507 527 835, or email tony.nightingale@yahoo.co.uk.

7 AUGUST
27th KING’S LYNN ARC GREAT EASTERN RADIO RALLY
Gaywood Community Centre, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 4DZ.
Talk in will be available 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 table inside. Onsite catering will be available. Details from Ted, G4OZG on 01553 768 701. [www.klarc.org.uk

14 AUGUST
FLIGHT REFUELLING ARS HAMFEST
Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, Nr Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3DA.
The venue has car parking on site and camping is available (Saturday night only in adjacent field). Talk-in will be provided on S22. Gates open at 10am and admission is £3.50. There will be trade stands, a car boot sale and indoor and field pitches for traders. Lectures will take place during the day. A licensed bar and catering facilities are on site. More details from Tony Baker, G3PFM on 0774 347 5018 or by email to hamfest@frars.org.uk. [www.frars.org.uk].

20 & 21 AUGUST
TOKYO HAM FAIR
Tokyo International Exhibition Center, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan 135-0063.

21 AUGUST
RUGBY ATS ANNUAL RADIO RALLY
Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby, CV23 9PY
Doors open at 8.30 for traders and at 10am to 4pm for the public. Admission is £3. There will be a car boot area and catering will be available on site. More details from Tony, G0OLS on 07759 684 411. [www.rugbyats.co.uk]

4 SEPTEMBER
TELFORD HAMFEST
Enginuity Technology Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DU.
Doors open at 10am. More information from Martyn, G3UKV on 01952 255 416. [www.telfordhamfest.co.uk].

10 SEPTEMBER
CAISTER LIFEBOAT RADIO RALLY
Caister Lifeboat Station, Tan Lane, Caster on Sea, Norfolk, NR30 5DJ
Doors open from 9.30am to 3pm with traders gaining access from 8am. There are indoor tables available at £10 and outside car boot pitches for £5 and booking is advisable. Admission is free and the venue has free parking and disabled access. All proceeds go to Caister Lifeboat. Contact Zane, on 0771 121 4790 or by email to m1bfidx@ntlworld.com. [www.m1bfidx.wix.com/cl-radio-rally]

11 SEPTEMBER
TORBAY ANUAL COMMUNICATION FAIR
Newton Abbot Racecourse, Devon TQ12 3AF.
The event is indoors and doors open at 10am with disabled visitors gaining access half an hour earlier. Admission in £2. There is plenty of car parking on site. There will be a Bring & Buy and an RSGB bookstall. There is catering on site. To book tables call Pete, G4VTO on 01803 864 528 or email rally@tars.org.uk.

18 SEPTEMBER
28th GREAT NORTHERN HAMFEST, organised by South Yorkshire Repeater Group
Barnsley Premier Leisure Complex, Queen’s Road, Barnsley, S71 1AN.
The venue has easy access for disabled visitors and the Hamfest is in one large hall. Doors open at 10am and traders have access from 7.30am. Admission is £3.50, children under 14 accompanied by an adult are free. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. There is no Bring & Buy but tables are available at £15 (£5 for electric points). Details from Ernie, G4LUE on 07984 191 873. [www.gnhf.co.uk].

23 – 25 SEPTEMBER
WACRAL FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND
Elim Conference Centre, De Walden Road, West Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 4DG.
Guest speaker on Saturday evening Don Field, G3XTT (Editor of Practical Wireless. Details from Shirley on 01924 229 630.

25 SEPTEMBER
CHIPPENHAM & DAR MINI-RALLY
NEW VENUE: Kington Langley Village Hall, Church Road, Kington Langley SN15 5NJ.
The doors open at 10am, with disabled visitors gaining access 30 minutes earlier at 9.30am. Admission is £2.00 with under 16s free. There is on site car parking. There will be trade stands, a car boot area and refreshments will be available. The new venue is 1.5 miles south of the M4 J17. Details from Brian, G6HUI on 0772 224 2741. [www.g3vre.org.uk]

30 SEPTEMBER & 1 OCTOBER
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].

2 OCTOBER
BRITISH VINTAGE WIRELESS SOCIETY AUTO JUMBLE
The Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SF.
Doors open from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Stalls £30, admission £5 with early admission from 9.30am available at £10. For bookings/enquiries please ring 01892 540 022 (8pm to 9pm only). [www.audiojumble.co.uk].

2 OCTOBER
BLACKWOOD ARS RALLY
Rougemount School, Newport NP20 8QB.
The venue has free car parking. A talk-in station will be on 145.550MHz. Doors open at 10am. There will be trade stands a car boot sale, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and a lecture programme. There is catering available on site. Details available from Andy on 01495 220 687 or by email to andy@mw0mwz.co.uk.

7-9 OCTOBER
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].

9 OCTOBER
HORNSEA AMATEUR RADIO RALLY
Floral Hall, 7 The Esplanade, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire HU18 1NQ.
The venue has car parking on site and the doors open at 10am. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. A raffle will be held on the day. There will be catering on site. Details from Rick, M0CZR, on 01964 533 712, or email R106221@aol.com.

9 OCTOBER
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. Doors open 10am, there will trade stand and catering is available on site. Further details from Lucy on 01270 623 353 or by email to Lucy@hackgreen.co.uk. [www.hackgreen.co.uk].

16 OCTOBER
HOLSWORTHY RADIO RALLY
Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6JD.
Doors open at 10am. There will be traders, a Bring & Buy and catering. The venue has disabled access. Details from Howard, M0MYB by email to M0OMC@yahoo.co.uk.

23 OCTOBER
GALASHIELS RALLY
Volunteer Hall, St Johns Street, Galashiels TD1 3JX
Doors open 11.15am, £2.50. Bring and Buy, Traders, Refreshments. Details from Jim, GM7LUN, on 01896 850 245, or email gm7lun@qsl.net.

6 NOVEMBER
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally)
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ.
The venue has free car parking and disabled facilities. A talk-in station will be in operation. Doors open at 9.50/10am. There will be trade stands, a flea market, a Bring & buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. A raffle will take place during the day and a lecture stream will be available. There are catering outlets on site. More information from Paul, M0CJX on 08451 650 351 or by email to info@radiofairs.co.uk. [www.radiofairs.co.uk].

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].