Rallies

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

If you would like to see your event on this list, please email details to gb2rs@rsgb.org.uk

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

 

2014

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 available on the website. 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.

19 OCTOBER

HOLSWORTHY AMATEUR RADIO RALLY – Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill, Holsworthy EX22 6JD. Howard, M0MYB, m0omc@yahoo.co.uk.

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].

25 OCTOBER

POOLE RADIO SOCIETY TABLE SALE – Old Chapel Hall, Cabot Lane, Creekmoor, Poole, Dorset BH17 7BX. OT 09.30 – 1300 (or earlier if everything is sold!), 50p entry, C. On-road parking is limited, parking at the front of Scotts Plastics, next door, is permitted SUBJECT TO DISPLAYING A QSL CARD. Bill Coombes, G4ERV, 01202 246515, secretary@g4prs.org.uk

25 OCTOBER

G-QRP CLUB MINI CONVENTION – the Rishworth School, Rishworth, which is on the A672 (Ripponden) road from junction 22 on the M62. OT 10am, £3.50, TI S22, LEC on QRP, Bring & Buy, large social area, surplus junk components kit traders, food & drink all day. On-site car parking only available for the disabled, plenty of on street parking.

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. Anyone proposing to attend this year’s CATS Bazaar is advised to check the CATS website (www.catsradio.org) before setting out as the site is planned for redevelopment and there may therefore be last-minute changes to access or parking arrangements.

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 RALLYAviemore 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. Email 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].

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].

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.