Rallies

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.

24 SEPTEMBER 2017
PENCOED ARC TABLE TOP SALE
Pencoed Rugby Football Club, The Verlands, Felindre Road. Pencoed CF35 5PB
Doors open at 8.30am for sellers, buyers at 10am and entry is £2. Tables are £10 each (first come, first served). Refreshments will be available along with hot food in the morning and at lunch time. Bookings with Madeline Roberts on 01639 767056 or 773 837 5775.

24 SEPTEMBER 2017
BELGIUM AMATEUR RADIO & COMPUTER RALLY
HALL ‘LOUVEXPO’, rue Michel Debauque/Arthur Delaby, La Louvière, direct access from the motorway (50km south of Brussels).
GPS N50° 29’ 01’’ / E04° 10’ 51’’
Open from 9am to 4pm. Talk-in on local FM repeaters 145.600MHz (and Echolink), DMR 438.875MHz and D-Star 439.4375MHz.
Features 4000m², trade stands from UK, Holland, Germany, France and flea market.
Michel, ON7FI, +32 (0)475 / 45 45 78 or email michel.dewyngaert@skynet.be [www.on6ll.be].

29-30 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].

1 OCTOBER 2017
HACK GREEN HANGAR SALE
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, French Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 8AL
Doors open 10am. Sale of amateur gear, electronic equipment, comps, military radio sets and vehicle spares. Refreshments are available on site. More details from Lucy Siebert on 01270 623 353 or by email to lucy@hackgreen.co.uk

8 OCTOBER 2017 NEW DATE
44th BLACKWOOD ARS RALLY
Rougemont School, Newport, Gwent NP20 6QB
There is free parking and disabled parking on site. Doors open 10am and entry is £2.50. There will be trade stands, special interest groups, an RSGB bookstall and a Bring & Buy. A raffle will be held. There are talks and lectures during the day. Catering is available on site. Contact Mike Rackham, GW4JKV on 01495 226 149 or email rackhamone@aol.com [www. GW6GW.co.uk]

13-15 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

15 OCTOBER 2017
HORNSEA AMATEUR RADIO RALLY
Floral Hall, 7 The Esplanade, Hornsea HU18 1NQ
There is car parking at the venue. Doors open at 10am and admission is £2 with under 14s free. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstand. A raffle will take place. There is catering on site. Details from Rick, M0CZR, 01964 533712 or by email to R106221@aol.com

21 OCTOBER 2017
CARRICKFERGUS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB RALLY
Downshire Community School, Downshire Rd, Carrickfergus BT38 7DA.
Doors open 11am and admission is £3. Light refreshments will be available. All will be welcome. Details from Elizabeth Forde, elizabethforde64@yahoo.com

1 OCTOBER 2017
YEOVIL ARC 71 ANNIVERSARY
Sparkford Village Hall, Sparkford, Nr Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7ED
Free admission and light refreshments. Displays, computer controlled radio, SDR, Morse, Spy sets. Ex Members welcome. Bob on 01963 440 167

22 OCTOBER 2017
GALASHIELS RALLY
The Volunteer Hall, Galashiels TD1 3JX

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].

5 NOVEMBER 2017
BUSH VALLEY RADIO RALLY
United Services Club, 8 Roe Mill Rd, Limavady BT49 9DF
Doors open at 11am and entry is £3 with a free draw ticket. Talk-in will be on 145.400MHz. There will be traders and a Bring & Buy. Refreshments are available on site. Tables are free and should be booked with Jack on 0788 529 2545.

11 NOVEMBER 2017 (NEW DATE)
FOG ON THE TYNE RALLY
Whitehall Road Methodist Church Hall, Bensham, Gateshead NE8 4LH
Car parking now available. The car park entrance is on Whitehall Road. Doors open at 10.30am and entry is £2. There will be traders and RSGB bookstand and a junk stall. Catering will be available on site. Nancy Bone, G7UUR on 07990 760 920 or by email to nancybone2001@yahoo.co.uk

12 NOVEMBER 2017
29th GREAT NORTHERN HAMFEST CANCELLED

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]

19 NOVEMBER 2017
PLYMOUTH RADIO CLUB RADIO RALLY
Harewood House, Ridgeway, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2AS
There is car parking available and the venue has disabled facilities. Doors open from 10am to 2.30pm with disabled visitors gaining access from 9.50am. Admittance is £2. There will be trade stands, special interest groups, a Bring & Buy and RSGB bookstand. A raffle will take place on the day. Catering is available on site. Information from David Beck, 2E0DTC on 0777 766 4822 or by email to d.beck123@outlook.com.

19 NOVEMBER 2017
CATS 40th ELECRONICS RADIO BAZAAR
Oasis Acdemy Coulsdon, Homefield Road, Old Coulsdon CR5 1ES
Doors open 10am to 1pm and admittance is £1.50. Car parking and disabled facilities are available. There will be a Bring & Buy and flea market. Catering will be available on site. Details from Andy Briers, G0KZT o 0772 986 6600or email bazaar@catsradio.org.

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

14 JANUARY 2018
RED ROSE WINTER RALLY
The George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Kingsway Park M41 7FJ
Venue is easily accessible from Jct 9 of the M60 (opposite the Trafford Centre). This vast hall has superb disabled facilities, being all on one level. It has a huge free car park. There will be our usual bring and buy stall and there is an excellent café on site. Doors open at 11am. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. Further details from John on 0787 016 1953 www.wmrc.co.uk

15 APRIL 2018
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].

6 MAY 2018
THORPE CAMP HAMFEST (formerly DAMBUSTERS HAMFEST)
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Tattershall Thorpe, Lincoln LN4 4PL
For more information please go to the events page on http://thorpecamp.org or email secretary@thorpecamp.org or phone Anthony on 0795 665 4481.

10 JUNE 2018
JUNCTION 28 RALLY
Bowls Hall, Alfreton Leisure Centre, Alfreton, Derbyshire
Anya Lawrence on 01246 456 625 or adylawri@btinternet.com

24 JUNE 2018
15th WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY
Cheese & Grain venue, Market Yard, Bridge St., Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
Inside & outside traders, free car parking, disabled access, café, RSGB bookstall. Open 10am to 2pm, admission £3, accompanied under 14s free. Details from Shaun G8VPG, tel. 01225 873 098 rallymanager@westrally.org.uk www.westrally.org.uk ”

4 NOVEMBER 2018
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].