Rallies

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2015

1 MARCH
EXETER RADIO & ELECTRONICS RALLY – America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe Exeter EX4 8PW. OT 10.15/10.30, £2. TS, B&B, C. Pete, G3ZVI, 07714 198 374, g3zvi@yahoo.co.uk.

8 MARCH NEW VENUE
30th WYTHALL RADIO CLUB RALLY – WRC HQ, Wythall Park, Silver Street, Wythall B47 6LZ. OT 9.30/10am, £3, CP, TS, C, LB, DF. John, 07428 055 931, m1jss@ymail.com. [www.wrcrally.co.uk].

15 MARCH
DOVER RADIO RALLY – Whitfield Village hall, Sandwich Road, Whitfield, Dover CT16 3LY. Doors open at 10am and the auction starts at 12.30pm. The rally ends at 1pm. Entrance price for visitors is £2. For booking form for tables, please visit the website. [www.darc.org.uk].

21 MARCH
40th DUTCH NATIONAL RADIO FLEA MARKET – “Autotron”, Rosmalen, just off A59 motorway. TI PI4SHB, 145.500MHz, CP, OT 9am. TS, FM, C. Details: info@radiovlooienmarkt.nl. [www.radiovlooienmarkt.nl].

21 MARCH
LAUGHARNE RADIO RALLY –Millenium Memorial Hall, Laugharne SA33 4QG. OT 10am (9.30am) to 2pm, £FREE, tables free, WIN, C. Matthew, GW6KOA, 01994 427 581, matthew.twyman63@btinternet.com.

22 MARCH NEW DATE
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. OT 10.00, TS, C. Lucy, 01270 623 353, Lucy@hackgreen.co.uk. [www.hackgreen.co.uk]

29 MARCH
DEVON & CORNWALL REPEATER GROUP + CALLINGTON ARS RALLY – Callington Town Hall, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7BD. OT 10am, £2, CP, B&B, Camping site available. Roger, 2e0rph@gmail.com.

29 MARCH
RIPON RADIO RALLY – Hugh Ripley Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 2PT, 100m west of the High Skellgate traffic lights on the B6265. OT 10am, £2, B&B, C, REF. The Bring & Buy is upstairs, so if you can’t carry it, don’t bring it! rally@ripon.org.uk

12 APRIL
31st YEOVIL QRP CONVENTION – Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3AA (adjoining the central shopping car park). TI S22, CP, OT 9.30-3.00, £3, TS, LEC, B&B, C, DF. Steve, G7AHP, 01803 666 407, steve@g7ahp.co.uk.

12 APRIL
52nd NORTHERN AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETIES ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION (Blackpool rally) – Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA. TI, CP, OT 10.15/10.30. TS, B&B, SIG, MT, LB, C, DF, RSGB book stall. Dave, M0OBW, 01270 761 608, dwilson@btinternet.com. [www.narsa.org.uk].

19 APRIL
ANDOVER RADIO AND COMPUTER BOOT SALE – Wildhern Village Hall, nr Andover, Hampshire, SP11, 0JE. OT 9am (Sellers) and 10am (Buyers). WIN, C. arac@arac.org.uk

19 APRIL NEW DATE
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].

25 APRIL
SANDFORD MILL MUSEUM INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY – Sandford Mill, Sandford Mill Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6NY. GX0MWT will operate from the historic 2MT Marconi broadcasting hut. View the radio collection, marine radio cabins dating from 1900s to 1960s, industrial heritage displays and listen to talks. OT 10am – 5pm. [www.g0mwt.org.uk/sandfordmill]

26 APRIL
CAMBRIDGE REPEATER GROUP RALLY – Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, CB22 6RN. OT 10.00 (traders 07.00), £2. TI, TS, B&B, C, DF, RSGB bookstall. Lawrence, M0LCM, 07941 972 724, rally2014@cambridgerepeaters.net. [www.cambridgerepeaters.net]

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 10am. Mainly an outdoor rally but some limited space is available indoors. Contact tony.nightingale@yahoo.co.uk. [www.thorpecamp.org].

4 MAY (Bank holiday Monday)
DARTMOOR RADIO RALLY – Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon. PL19 8DD. OT 10.15/10.30, £2, Free CP, No TI, TS, B&B, SIG, C, DF. Roger Hann, 2E0RPH, 01822 852 871, 2E0RPH@gmail.com.

10 MAY
BRITISH VINTAGE WIRELESS SOCIETY NATIONAL VINTAGE COMMUNICATIONS FAIR – Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1XN. OT 10.30am to 4pm, £8 (under-14s FREE), Early Entry from approx. 9am £25. No advance ticketing, all tickets on the door. Free CP.

10 MAY
34th LOUGH ERNE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB ANNUAL RALLY – Share Centre, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh BT92 0EQ, N Ireland. Access from Erne/Shannon Waterway. OT 11.30, CP, B&B, TS, SIG, LB, C, DF, WIN, LEC, FAM. Michael, 028 6862 1436, mi5mtc@learc.eu. [www.learc.eu]

15-17 MAY
DAYTON HAMVENTION® – Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USA. CP, OT 8am, $20-$25, TS, huge FM, SIG, DF, LEC, C, CBS, WIN, US exams, FAM. international@hamvention.org. [www.hamvention.org].

17 MAY
WESTON RADIO RALLY –Old Pumping Station, Westonzoyland, Somerset TA7 0LS. At the ‘Steam on the Levels’ event. OT 10am-4pm, B&B, GB2WZ, live steam,classic cars and country crafts. Mike, M0VLN 01278 786684, mjones129@btinternet.com [www.wsmamateurradio.club]

23 MAY
ROCHDALE &DARS SUMMER FLEA MARKET INDOOR SALE – St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Rd, off Edenfield Rd (A680), Norden, Rochdale OL12 7QR. OT 10.15/10.30 until 3pm, £2.50 under 12 free, £5 per table or pitch, TI S22, C. Dave, G0PUD 0161 285 1600, dave.shaw1@sky.com [www.radars.me.uk]

31 MAY
BLACK COUNTRY RADIO RALLY – Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 1HE. OT 9.30am, TI, CP, TS, B&B, SIG, C, DF, WIN, £2, RSGB Book Stall. Martin, radio-circle@live.co.uk

6 JUNE
SUSSEX ELECTRONICS & RADIO FAIR (SERF 2015) – Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UF. info@serf.org.uk [www.serf.org.uk]

7 JUNE
CENTRAL SCOTLAND MINI HAM RADIO CONVENTION – Crofthead Farm Community Education Centre, Templar Rise, Livingston EH54 6DG. OT 9.50/10am, TS, FM, LEC, RSGB, WIN, C, DF. John, MM0JRR, 01506437908, johnrayne@gmail.com

7 JUNE
SPALDING & DARS ANNUAL RALLY – The Sir John Gleed Technology School, Halmer Gardens, Spalding, Lincs PE11 2EF. TI S22, free CP, OT 10am. TS, C, CBS. John, G4NBR, 07946 302 815, rally-secretary@sdars.org.uk. [www.sdars.org.uk].

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 504738, 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 361700, 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. [www.BDARS]

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.

11 JULY
STOCKPORT RADIO SOCIETY RALLY – Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport SK2 6QS. OT 10am, £2, Tables £10, DIS, C. 07506 904422 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 Changed to 16 AUGUST NEW DATE
FINNINGLEY ARS SUMMER RALLY

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 groundstation 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
25th 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].

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].
31 AUGUST
HUNTINGDONSHIRE ARS BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY RALLY – Ernulf Academy, Barford Road, St Neots Cambridgeshire PE19 2SH. OT 10am (traders from 8am). CP, CBS, FM, C, TS. Malcolm Hirst, M0OLG, 01480 214282, henry_hirst@hotmail.com [www.radioclubs.net/huntsars]

5 & 6 SEPTEMBER
BRITISH AMATEUR TELEVISION CLUB CONVENTION – Finningley Amateur Radio Society HQ, The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SX. £10 per day inc free tea & coffee. LEC, TS, demos. Convention Dinner on Saturday evening. To book a table for demonstrations or sales, g8adm@btinternet.com [www.batc.org.uk]

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

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 please leave message 01803557941, 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, 077952 11166, rally@wkars.org.uk. [www.wkars.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].

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 please). [www.audiojumble.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].

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].

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.