Rallies

29 JANUARY 2017
HORNCASTLE WINTER AMATEUR RADIO RALLY
Horncastle Youth Centre, Willow Close, Cagthorpe, Horncastle LN9 6B
Doors open at 10am and there is free car parking on site. Entry is £2. The venue is all on one level and so is suitable for less able visitors. There will be hot drinks and snacks available including bacon butties. The RSGB bookstall will in attendance. Details from Tony, G3ZPU on 01507 527 835.

5 FEBRUARY 2017
32nd CANVEY RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY
The Paddocks Community Centre, Long Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0JA.
Doors open at 8.30am for traders and 10.30am for the public. There is free parking and the venue has disabled facilities including space outside main doors for disabled visitors. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. Refreshments, including Mark’s famous bacon baguettes on site. Details from Vic Rogers, G6BHE, 0795 746 1694 or Dave Speechley, G4UVJ, 01268 697 978, g4uvj@btinternet.com.

11 FEBRUARY 2017
BALLYMENA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB RALLY
Ahoghill Community Centre, 80 Cullybackey Road, Ahoghill BT42 1LA.
There is free parking on site. Doors open at 10.30am and admission is £3. There will be trade stands, Bring & Buy and a prize draw. Light refreshments will be available. Please note this is a Saturday daytime rally Hugh Kernohan, GI0JEV 0282 5871 481 or email HKernohan@aol.com

12 FEBRUARY 2017
HARWELL AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY
Didcot Leisure Centre, Mereland Road, Didcot, OX11 8AY.
Talk-in using G3PIA on 145.550. Free parking nearby (disabled parking next to Leisure Centre). Doors open at 10am. Admission £3 (children under 12 free). There will be radio and electronics stalls, Special Interest Groups and an RSGB Bookstall. Refreshments will be available all day. Details for both traders and visitors from Ann, G8NVI by email to ann.stevens@btinternet.com [www.g3pia.org.uk]

19 FEBRUARY 2017
RADIOACTIVE FAIR AT NANTWICH
Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich CW5 5DG
The venue has free car parking. Doors open at 10am and admission is £4. There will be trade stands and a Bring & Buy. Catering will be available on site. Details by email from stuart@multimediacontrols.com.

26 FEBRUARY 2017
BRATS RAINHAM RADIO RALLY
Rainham School For Girls, Derwent Way, Rainham , Kent ME8 0BX
A talk in station, GB4RRR, will operate on 145.550MHz and there is car parking on site. Doors open from 10am to 2pm with disabled visitors gaining access at 9.30am. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and catering on site. Details from Trevor Cannon, on 0771 767 8795, or by email to Trev@Wig1.co.uk.

26 FEBRUARY 2017
CENTRAL COAST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB RALLY
Wyong Racecourse, Howarth St, Wyong NSW 2259, Australia
Billed as the largest event in Australia. More information at www.ccarc.org.au

26 FEBRUARY 2017
PENCOED AMATEUR RADIO CLUB TABLE TOP SALE
Pencoed Rugby Football Club, The Verlands, Felindre Road, Pencoed. CF35 5PB
Tables will be £10 each (first come first served) Doors open at 8am for sellers and the setting up of tables. Buyers will be allowed in when the doors open at 9.30am. Entry fee £2. Hot food will be available in the morning and at lunch time. Hot and cold drinks will be available from the bar (non alcoholic drinks till lunch time). Table bookings through Madeline Roberts Tel. 01639 767056/0773 837 5775.

4 MARCH 2017
LAGAN VALLEY ARS ANNUAL RALLY AND HAMFEST
Doors open at 11am. All the usual traders are expected to attend. Details from Victor GI4LKG, Andrew MI0BPB or Jim GI0DVU all of whom are QTHR.

5 MARCH 2017
EXETER RADIO & ELECTRONICS RALLY
America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8PW
Doors open at 10.30am with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Bring & Buy book-in starts at 10.15am. Admission is £2 and there will be trade stands as well as a Bring & Buy. Catering is available on site. Details from Pete, G3ZVI on 0771 419 8374 or by email to g3zvi@yahoo.co.uk

12 MARCH 2017
DOVER RADIO CLUB RALLY
Whitfield Village Hall, Sandwich Road, Manley Close, Whitfield, Nr Dover CT163LY
Rally time start 10:00
Rally time end 13:00
Doors open from 10am to 1pm/ Talk in on GB3KS. Entry £2. Auction starts at 12.30pm. Aaron Coote, 2E0FQR, aaroncoote@hotmail.co.uk 0771 465 4267.

18 MARCH 2017
LAUGHARNE RADIO RALLY.
Saturday 18 March 2017.
Millennium Memorial Hall, Clifton Street ,Laugharne SA33 4QG.
Entry is £3 and the rally opens at 10am (closes 1pm) with disabled visitors gaining access fifteen minutes earlier. Tables are free and booked through Matthew, GW6KOA, 0199 4427 581 or by email to matthew.twyman63@btinternet.com

19 MARCH 2017
32nd WYTHALL RADIO CLUB RALLY
Wythall Park, Silver Street, B47 6LZ
Doors open 9.30 disabled, 10am public. RSGB bookstall, catering, parking, lectures. Entrance £4. Contact Mike, 07976 744 479, mike@g4vpd.com.

26 MARCH 2017
CALLINGTON RADIO RALLY
Callington Town Hall, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7BD.
Doors open at 10am and admittance is £2. There will be a Bring & Buy and trade stands. Catering available on-site. Ample free parking in the adjacent carpark. Rally organised by the Devon & Cornwall Repeater and Callington Amateur Radio Society (CARS). More information and bookings from Roger on 07854 088 882 or email 2e0rph@gmail.com

9 APRIL 2017
NORTHERN AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETIES ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION (Blackpool Rally)
Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA.
There is car parking at the venue and a talk in station will be in operation. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. Doors open 10.30 with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Dave, M0OBW 01270 761 608 dwilson@btinternet.com (www.narsa.org.uk)

30 APRIL 2017
CAMBRIDGE REPEATER GROUP RALLY
Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridge, Cambs CB22 6RN.
Doors open at 9.30am with traders gaining access from 7.30am. Entry is £2. There will be a talk in station and car parking is free on site. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, car boot area and RSGB bookstall. The usual burger van will be in attendance. Contact Lawrence M0LCM on 0794 197 2724, email rally2017@cambridgerepeaters.net. [www.cambridgerepeaters.net]

30 APRIL 2017
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally)
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ.
There will be a talk in station and on site car parking is free. Doors open at 10am with disable d visitors gaining access 10 minutes earlier. There will be trade stations, a Bring & Buy and special interest groups. Other attractions are lectures, a raffle and catering on site. Details from Paul, M0CJX on 0845 165 0351, info@radiofairs.co.uk. [www.radiofairs.co.uk].

1 MAY 2017 (Bank Holiday Monday)
33rd DARTMOOR RADIO RALLY
Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8DD
Doors open at 10:30am with disabled visitors gaining access at 10:15am. Admission is £2 with under 14s free accompanied by an adult. There is ample free car parking on site with catering available too. There will be trade & club stands and the usual Bring & Buy. Details from: Viv Watson, G7AWG on 01752 823 427 or by email to vivwatsondrc@aol.com

6 MAY 2017
SERF 2017 – SOUTHERN ELECTRONICS & RADIO FAIR (EASTBOURNE RALLY)
Eastbourne Sports Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UF
Doors open 10am to 4pm. Admission is £3 for adults and children under 16 free. There is an adjacent car park with free parking. There will be inside (large hall) & outside (adjacent field) traders, a flea market and boot fair and an RSGB bookstall. Special interest groups will be in attendance and there is an auction. There will be hot and cold refreshments all day. Camping and caravanning is available. Details from Dave, G8PUO on 078 0707 4538 www.serf.org.uk

7 MAY 2017
DAMBUSTERS HAMFEST
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Tattershall, Thorpe, near Coningsby, Lincolnshire LN4 4PL
This is an outside event with limited room inside. Entry is £3 per person and under 12s, if accompanied, free and this charge will allow you to enter the museum as well. The venue is all on one level with access to all buildings for wheel chairs etc. Full catering on site with hot food van and the NAFFI. There will be an RSGB bookstall. Please contact either Tony G3ZPU for information on 01507 527 835 or by email to tony.nightingale@yahoo.co.uk or Ant, M0HAZ on 0795 665 4481.

19-21 MAY 2017
DAYTON HAMVENTION® (new venue)
Greene County Fair & Exposition Center, Xenia, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
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].

20 MAY 2017
RADARS FLEA MARKET INDOOR SALE
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Rd., off Edenfield Rd (A680), Norden, Rochdale OL12 7QR
Doors open at 10.30am with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Admission is £2.50 with those under 12 years free. There will be a Bring & Buy as well as commercial traders, a junk stall and amateur radio sellers. Traders can set up from 8am. Pitches must be booked at least 2 weeks beforehand with prices starting at £5. There will be refreshments available including bacon and sausage butties. Dave, G3RIK by email to rally@radars.me.uk [www.radars.me.uk]

28 MAY 2017
DURHAM & DISTRICT ARS RADIO RALLY#
Bowburn Community Centre, Co Durham, DH6 5AT
The venture has disabled facilities and car parking on site. Doors open at 10.30am with disabled visitors gaining access from 10.15am. Admission is £2. There will be trade stands, Bring & Buy, talk in and catering on site. More details from Michael, G7TWX by email to dadars@gmx.com

4 JUNE 2017
SPALDING & DARS ANNUAL RALLY
The Sir John Gleed Technology School, Halmer Gardens, Spalding, Lincs PE11 2EF.
There is free car parking on site. Doors open at 10am. There will be trade stands, an outside car boot area and there is catering on site. Details from John G4NBR 0794 630 2815 or Graham, G8NWC 0775 461 9701 or email rally-secretary@sdars.org.uk [www.sdars.org.uk]

11 JUNE 2017
JUNCTION 28 AMATEUR RADIO RALLY
Bowls Hall Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton DE55 7BD
Contact rally secretary for further details on 01159 307 322

11 JUNE 2017
EAST SUFFOLK WIRELESS REVIVAL (Ipswich Radio Rally)
NEW VENUE: Kirton Recreation Ground, Back Road, Kirton. IP10 0PW just off the A14.
Doors open at 9:30, free car parking, entry fee £2. There will be trade stands, car boot sale, Bring & Buy, Special interests groups, GB4SWR HF station and an RSGB bookstall. Catering is available on site. Contact Kevin, G8MXV,0771 0046 846 [www.eswr.org.uk]

18 JUNE 2017
30th NEWBURY RADIO RALLY
Newbury Showground, next to Jcn 13 of M4, Berkshire.
There is free parking on site and entry is £2.50 or £12.30 for those in the car boot area. There will be a display area of an amateur radio station, exhibits, special interest groups, clubs and societies. There is on site catering and disabled facilities. Open to sellers at 8am for set up and to the public from 9am. Advance bookings (with discount) can be made via www.nadars.org.uk/rally.asp

25 JUNE 2017
WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY
Cheese & Grain venue, Market Yard, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
Doors open from 10am to 2pm with admission priced at £3 for adults and children under 14 free. There will be inside & outside traders, free car parking, café, RSGB bookstall, accessible & facilities for disabled. Details from Shaun, G8VPG on 01225 873 098 www.westrally.org.uk

8 JULY 2017
STOCKPORT RADIO SOCIETY RALLY
Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport, Cheshire SK2 6QS
Doors open from 10am to 3pm. Admission is £2 and there will be catering on site. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. There will be a raffle held on the day. Contact: Heather Stanley, M6HNS on 07506 904 422 or by email to info@g8srs.co.uk

9 JULY 2017
CORNISH RADIO AMATEUR CLUB RALLY
Penair School, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1TN
Car parking is available on site. Doors open 10.30am and admission £2 There will be traders, Bring & Buy and club stalls. Catering is available. Contact Ken, G0FIC 01209 821 073 for more information.

14-16 JULY 2017
HAM RADIO SHOW, FRIEDRICHSHAFEN
Messe, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Trade stands, special interest groups and IARU Member Societies 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].

23 JULY 2017
FINNINGLEY AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY RALLY
The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SX
Doors open 10:30am. Free parking. Massive indoor /outdoor trader’s area. Hot food and drinks all day. Major traders and club stalls – microwave components to QRP kits. All on one level. Admission £3. Contact Kevin G3AAF Mob: 07831 614640 – email Kevin@avery03.fsnet.co.uk

30 JULY 2017
CHIPPENHAM AND DISTRICT AMATEUR RADIO CLUB RALLY
Kington Langley Village Hall Church Road Kington Langley SN15 5NJ. See G3VRE.org.uk

13 AUGUST 2017
FLIGHT REFUELLING ARS HAMFEST
Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, near Wimborne, Dorset. BH21 3DA
There will be a talk in station on S22 and the venue has free car parking. Doors open at 10am and admission is £3.50. There will be trade stands, a car boot areas and indoor and field pitches for traders. Lectures will take place during the day. there is catering and a licensed bar on site. Camping is available on Saturday night only in an adjacent field. More information from hamfest@frars.org.uk

20 AUGUST 2017
RUGBY ATS ANNUAL RADIO RALLY
Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby, CV23 9PY
Doors open from 10am to 4pm and admission is £3. Sellers can gain access from 8am. There will be a car boot area. Catering is available on site. Details from Tony, G0OLS on 0775 968 4411 or by email to rally@rugbyats.co.uk. [www.rugbyats.co.uk]

2-3 SEPTEMBER 2017
TELFORD HAMFEST & G-QRP CONVENTION
Enginuity Technology Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shrops.
Combined social, Buildathon, guest speakers and Radio Rally. www.telfordhamfest.co.uk

9 SEPTEMBER 2017
CAISTER LIFEBOAT RADIO RALLY
Doors open 9.30am to 3pm, traders get access at 8am. Indoor tables £10 per table, outside pitches £5 per table. There will be a raffle, A cafe and gift shop is onsite. Contact Zane, 0771 1214 790 or email m1bfidx@ntlworld.com [www.m1bfidx.wixsite.com/cl-radio-rally]

22 to 24 SEPTEMBER 2017
WACRAL CONFERENCE AND FELLOWSHIP WEEK-END
Elim International Conference Centre, West Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 4DF
Speaker, Nick Henwood, G3RWF, the RSGB President “Where is Amateur Radio going?” This is the diamond anniversary year.

29-30th SEPTEMBER 2017
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].

13-16 OCTOBER 2017
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].

15 OCTOBER 2017
HOLSWORTHY ARC RALLY
Holsworthy ARC
Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6JD
Free car parking on site with disabled access. there will be trade stands and a Bring & Buy. Catering is available on site. Howard, M0MYB by email to holsworthyarc@gmail.com

5 NOVEMBER 2017
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally)
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ.
There will be a talk in station and on site car parking is free. Doors open at 10am with disable d visitors gaining access 10 minutes earlier. There will be trade stations, a Bring & Buy and special interest groups. Other attractions are lectures, a raffle and catering on site. Details from Paul, M0CJX on 0845 165 0351, info@radiofairs.co.uk. [www.radiofairs.co.uk].

18 NOVEMBER 2017
RADARS TRADITIONAL RADIO RALLY
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Rd., off Edenfield Rd (A680), Norden, Rochdale OL12 7QR
Doors open at 10.30am with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Admission is £2.50 with those under 12 years free. There will be a Bring & Buy as well as commercial traders, a junk stall and amateur radio sellers. Traders can set up from 8am. Pitches must be booked at least 2 weeks beforehand with prices starting at £5. There will be refreshments available including bacon and sausage butties. Dave, G3RIK by email to rally@radars.me.uk [www.radars.me.uk]

26 NOVEMBER 2017
BISHOP AUCKLAND RADIO AMATEURS CLUB (BARAC) 2017 RALLY
Spennymoor Leisure Centre, 32 High Street, SPENNYMOOR, County Durham, DL16 6DB
Venue is ideally suited for both trader and disabled as it has good parking and access to a large ground floor hall. There will be the usual radio, computer, electronics stands and a Bring & Buy. Catering facilities and a bar are on site. Doors open at 10.30am (10.15am for disabled visitors). Admission is £2, under 14 free of charge with adult. More details from John, G4LRG on 01388 606 396