Rallies

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2015

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 Phill Morris, G6EES, 07771 504 738, rally@nadars.org.uk. [www.nadars.org.uk].

21 JUNE
BARNSLEY LAMFEST RADIO RALLY – Building 21, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Elsecar, Barnsley S74 8HJ. Held in aid of The Yorkshire Air Ambulance. OT 10am. TS, C, FAM.  Claire Marsh, 01226 361 700, sales@hamradio-shop.com.

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].

4 JULY
BANGOR & DISTRICT ARS ANNUAL RALLY – Donaghadee Community Centre, Manor Street, Donaghadee, Co. Down,BT21 0HB (100 metres from harbour). OT 11am. All tables free, free CP, B&B, bookstall. Dr Harry Squance, 0289 0422 762. [www.BDARS.com].

5 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.

5 JULY
BARFORD NORFOLK RADIO RALLY – Barford Village Hall & Green, Barford, Norwich, NR9 4AB. OT 9am (traders from 8am), TI S22, TS, CBS, B&B, WIN, SIG, C, free CP. £2 under 16s free. Pitches £8, indoor tables £10. radio@dcpmicro.com, [www.norfolkamateurradio.org].

11 JULY
STOCKPORT RADIO SOCIETY RALLY – Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport SK2 6QS. OT 10am, £2, Tables £10, DIS, C. 07506 904 422 or email info@g8srs.co.uk [www.g8srs.co.uk].

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 – MOVED TO 16 AUGUST

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].

24-26 JULY
AMSAT-UK INTERNATIONAL SPACE COLLOQUIUM – Holiday Inn, Guildford, GU2 7XZ. A beginners session is scheduled for Friday 24th and an active satellite ground station will be in operation. A great opportunity to hear about the latest developments and to chat with satellite designers and builders. [http://amsat-uk.org].

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.

2 AUGUST
26th KING’S LYNN ARC RALLY & CAR BOOT – Gaywood Community Centre, PE30 4DZ. OT 9am, £2, CP free, TS, B&B, CBS pitches, C, TI 145.550MHz. Ted, G4OZG, 01553 768 701, ted.haskett@talktalk.net. [www.klarc.org.uk].

2 AUGUST
LORN RADIO RALLY – Crianlarich Village Hall, Main Street, Crianlarich, Perthshire FK20 8QN. OT 10.30am, £2, B&B, new traders always welcome, no charge for tables. lornradioclub@gmail.com

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].

16 AUGUST NEW DATE
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].

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].

23 AUGUST
RUGBY AMATEUR TRANSMITTING SOCIETY ANNUAL RADIO RALLY – Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby CV23 9PX. £3, OT 10am-4pm, (8.30am sellers), CBC, C. Tony, G0OLS, 07759 684 411, rally@rugbyats.co.uk. [www.rugbyats.co.uk].

30 AUGUST
MILTON KEYNES ARS RALLY – Longueville Hall, Hammond Park, Whaddon Road, Newton Longville, Milton Keynes MK17 0AT. Now even bigger so 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, rally@mkars.org.uk. [www.mkars.org.uk/mkars/rally].

31 AUGUST
HUNTINGDONSHIRE ARS BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY RALLY – Ernulf Academy, Barford Road, St Neots Cambridgeshire PE19 2SH. OT 10am (traders 8am). CP, CBS, FM, C, TS. Malcolm Hirst, M0OLG, 01480 214 282, henry_hirst@hotmail.com [www.radioclubs.net/huntsars].

5 & 6 SEPTEMBER
BRITISH AMATEUR TELEVISION CLUB CONVENTION – Finningley ARS HQ, The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SX. £10 per day inc free tea & coffee. LEC, TS, demos. Convention Dinner on Sat eve. Contact g8adm@btinternet.com [www.batc.org.uk].

6 SEPTEMBER
TELFORD HAMFEST – Enginuity Technology Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DU. OT 10am – 4pm, £3, TI GB3TF (433.200) & on S21, TS, flea market, B&B, SIG, C, FAM, LEC, RSGB bookstall. Martyn, G3UKV, 01952 255 416. [www.telfordhamfest.co.uk].

12 SEPTEMBER
CAISTER LIFEBOAT RADIO RALLY – Caister Lifeboat Station, Tan Lane, Caister on Sea, Norfolk NR30 5DJ. OT 9.30am to 4:30pm (08.45am for sellers to setup), £1. Indoor tables £10 (booking available) CP, C, DIS, WIN. Zane, M1BFI, 07711 214 790, m1bfidx@ntlworld.com [www.m1bfidx.wix.com/cl-radio-rally]

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

13 SEPTEMBER
TORBAY ANNUAL COMMUNICATIONS FAIR – Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 3AF. B&B, C, DF, RSGB book stall, OT 9.30/10.00 am, £2. Mike Dixon, leave message on 01803 557 941, rally@tars.org.uk.

13 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, £3, 9.45/10am, TS, B&B, C. Dave, G4OTV, 07795 211 166, rally@wkars.org.uk. [www.wkars.org.uk].

20 SEPTEMBER
CHIPPENHAM & DARC ‘MINI’ INDOOR RADIO RALLY – Neston Village Hall, Pool Green, Neston, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9SN. OT 9am (sellers, £5 per prebooked table) 10am (buyers), £2 (under 16 free), C. Parking on site is limited but disabled spaces will be made available. Main parking please in Leafield Way (trading estate), 5 min walk, not Pool Green rd. E-mail g0iue@btinternet.com or 07584 054 924 on the day only. [www.g3vre.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].

27 SEPTEMBER
PENCOED ARC TABLE TOP SALE – Pencoed Rugby Football Club, The Verlands, Felindre Road, Pencoed CF35 5PB. Tables £5 each (first come first served). OT 8.30am sellers, 9.30am buyers, £2. C, REF. Madeline Roberts, 01639 885 126. www.mw0prg.co.uk/events.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 540 022 (8pm to 9pm only). [www.audiojumble.co.uk].

4 OCTOBER
BLACKWOOD ARS RALLY – Rougemount School, Newport NP20 8QB. TI 145.550MHz, CP free, OT 10am, TS, CBS, B&B, SIG, C, LEC. Andy, 01495 220 687, andy@mw0mwz.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].

17 OCTOBER
NORTH WAKEFIELD RADIO CLUB RALLY – Middleton Leisure Centre, Middleton Ring Road, Middleton, Leeds LS10 4AX. Tables £6 if you bring your own, our tables £12. B&B, C. Tony, G0JVI, 07740 003 159 or tonymawson@btinternet.com.

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/].

24 OCTOBER
6th FOG ON THE TYNE RALLY – Whitehall Road Methodist Church Hall, Bensham, Gateshead NE8 4LH, organised by Angel of the North ARC. OT 10.30am, £2, TS, B&B, RSGB bookstall, C, CP. Nancy Bone, G7UUR, 01914 770 036 (eves), nancybone2001@yahoo.co.uk. [www.anarc.net].

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].

1 NOVEMBER
NORTH WALES RADIO RALLY – Abergele Leisure Centre, LL22 7HT. OT 10.30am – 4.30pm, CP, C, DIS, TI, TS, B&B, RSGB bookstall, WIN. Gordon, 07733 531 766, mw0gbr@ymail.com

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. Nearest bus stop Coniston Rd on the 166 bus route. 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.

21 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. Dave, G0PUD, 0161 285 1600, dave.shaw1@sky.com. [www.radars.me.uk].

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.

20 MARCH 2016
31st WYTHALL RC RALLY – WRC HQ, Wythall Park, Silver St, Wythall B47 6LZ. OT 9.30/10am, £3.30, CP, TS, C, LB, DF. Mike, 07976 744 479, rally@g4vpd.com. [http://wythallradioclub.co.uk].