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 radcom@rsgb.org.uk

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

 

 

18 JUNE
SOUTH LANCS SUMMER RALLY
Bickershaw Labour Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TE.
The venue has disabled facilities and car parking on site. Doors open at 9am with traders gaining access from 7.30am. Admission is £2.50. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy and special interest groups. There is a licensed bar and catering on site. Details from Jason, G0IZR on 01942 735 828. [www.slarc.co.uk/rally].

19 JUNE
29th NEWBURY RADIO RALLY
Newbury Showground, next to M4 J13.
There will be a talk-in station operating on S22 (V44). The venue has free car parking and disabled facilities. Admission is £2.50 and doors open at 9am. Car boot pitches cost £12.50 and sellers have access at 8am. There will be trade stands, a car boot area, a flea market and special interest groups plus a demonstration marquee with display of amateur radio on air. There are catering facilities on site. A raffle will be held during the event. Details from rally@nadars.org.uk. [www.nadars.org.uk].

24-26 JUNE
HAMTRONIC SHOW, FRIEDRICHSHAFEN
Messe, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Trade stands, special interest groups and IARU Member Socities 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].

26 JUNE
WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY
Cheese & Grain, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
The venue has car parking available and disabled facilities. Doors are open from 10am to 2pm and admission is £3 with under 14s free. There will be trade stands and an RSGB bookstall, There is catering on site. More details from Shaun, G8VPG on 01225 873 098 or by email to rallymanager@westrally.org.uk. [www.westrally.org.uk].

2 JULY
BANGOR & DISTRICT AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY RALLY
Donaghadee Community Centre, Manor Street, Donaghadee, Co. Down BT21 0HB
The venue is just 100 metres from the harbour with car parking available. Doors open at 11.30am and admission is £3. There is a talk by Ian White, GM3SEK on Practical
Outdoor Weatherproofing as well as trade stands, a Bring & Buy and an RSGB bookstall. Special interest groups will be in attendance. A raffle will be held on the day. Details from Harry on 0289 142 2762 or by email to norman.newell@yahoo.com.

3 JULY
20th RED ROSE QRP FESTIVAL
New Venue The Rose Centre (Lowton Civic Hall), Hesketh Meadow Lane, Lowton, Warrington WA3 2AH
The venue has easy access from all directions; M6, M61, M60, A580. There is free car parking and the spacious halls are at ground level with disabled facilities. Doors are open from 11am to 3pm and admission is £2 with under 14s free. There will be trade stands, clubs stands and special interest groups as well as an RSGB bookstall. There will be a Bring & Buy. A licensed bar and refreshments are available on site. Contact Les Jackson, G4HZJ, on 01942 870 634 or by email to g4hzj@ntlworld.com

3 JULY
BARFORD NORFOLK RADIO RALLY
Barford Village Hall & Green, Barford, Norwich, NR9 4AB
Opens 0900 (traders from 0800) with Talk in on S22 and featuring trade stands, car boot sales, bring and buy, raffle, repeater groups, catering and free car parking.
Entry £2.00 per person / under 16’s free. Pitches £8, indoor tables £10
Contact radio@dcpmicro.com : www.norfolkamateurradio.org

9 JULY
STOCKPORT RADIO SOCIETY RALLY
Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport SK2 6QS.
There will be a talk-in station on the air for help with directions. Doors open 9.45/10am and admission is £2. Highlights will include trade stands, a Bring & Buy and an RSGB bookstall. Catering is available on site and a raffle will take place during the day. Other information available from Nigel Roscoe, G0RXA on 07506 904422 or by email to info@g8srs.co.uk.

17 JULY
McMICHAEL RADIO RALLY
Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park Farm Lane, Sonning Lane (B4446), Sonning on Thames, Reading RG4 6ST.
The venue has free car parking and a talk-in station will be on air. Doors open at 9.30am and admission is £2. There will be trade stands, a car boot area and special interest groups. Catering and a licensed bar are available on site. A raffle will take place on the day. Details from Min Standen, 0771 577 1665. [www.mcmichaelrally.org.uk].

24 JULY
FINNINGLEY ARS ANNUAL RALLY
The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SX
There will be a talk in station and doors open at 10.30am with admittance £3. The venue is all on one level. Car parking is free. There is a large indoor and outdoor trader’s area with major traders, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. There will be a flea market. Hot food and drinks will be available all day. More information from Kevin, G3AAF on 0783 161 4640.

29-31 JULY
AMSAT-UK COLLOQUIUM
Holiday Inn, Egerton Rd, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XZ. [www.amsat-uk.org].

31 JULY
HORNCASTLE SUMMER RALLY
Supporting the Fenland Repeater Group GB3FR and GB3SO
Horncastle Youth Centre, Horncastle, Lincolshire LN9 6DZ.
The venue is all on one level and doors open at 10.30am. Admission is £1.50. There will be refreshments available, including hot bacon butties. Details from Tony Nightingale, G3ZPU, on 01507 527 835, or email tony.nightingale@yahoo.co.uk.

7 AUGUST
27th KING’S LYNN ARC GREAT EASTERN RADIO RALLY
Gaywood Community Centre, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 4DZ.
Talk in will be available on 145.550MHz and doors open at 9am with admission £2. Car parking is free. There will be trade stands and a Bring & Buy. There are amateur radio pitches outside as well as table inside. Onsite catering will be available. Details from Ted, G4OZG on 01553 768 701. [www.klarc.org.uk

7 AUGUST
LORN RADIO RALLY
Crianlarich Village Hall, Main Street, Crianlarich, Perthshire FK20 8QN
Doors open at 10.30am and entry will be £2. Raffle tickets cost £1 and the draw will take place at 1.30pm. There will be a Bring & Buy, trade stands and local groups. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available. Details, by email to, lornradioclub@gmail.com

12 AUGUST
23rd ANNUAL MINI-RALLY NIGHT
Community Centre, Main Hall, Port Seton, East Lothian EH32 0BQ
Bring along your own ‘junk’ and sell it yourself. Tables on a first come first served basis. Entrance fee £2 for everyone. Refreshments will be available. Doors open from 6pm to 9pm. The venue has disabled access.

14 AUGUST
FLIGHT REFUELLING ARS HAMFEST
Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, Nr Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3DA.
The venue has car parking on site and camping is available (Saturday night only in adjacent field). Talk-in will be provided on S22. Gates open at 10am and admission is £3.50. There will be trade stands, a car boot sale and indoor and field pitches for traders. Lectures will take place during the day. A licensed bar and catering facilities are on site. More details from Tony Baker, G3PFM on 0774 347 5018 or by email to hamfest@frars.org.uk. [www.frars.org.uk].

20 & 21 AUGUST
TOKYO HAM FAIR
Tokyo International Exhibition Center, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan 135-0063.

21 AUGUST
RUGBY ATS ANNUAL RADIO RALLY
Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby, CV23 9PY
Doors open at 8.30 for traders and at 10am to 4pm for the public. Admission is £3. There will be a car boot area and catering will be available on site. More details from Tony, G0OLS on 07759 684 411. [www.rugbyats.co.uk].

28 AUGUST
MILTON KEYNES ARS RALLY
The MK Irish Centre, Manor Fields, Watling Street, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 2HX (Opposite Dobbies Garden Centre)
The doors open at 10am and admission is £3. There will be a talk in station on the air. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and local clubs. A licenced bar and catering will be available on site. More details from Roy, G8RCK on 0786 667 3192 [www.mkars.org.uk/mkars/rally]

29 AUGUST
HUNTINGDONSHIRE ARS ANNUAL RALLY
Ernulf Academy, St. Neots PE19 2SH
Further info from rally organiser Malcolm Hirst on 01480 214282  or by email to henry_hirst@hotmail.com

4 SEPTEMBER
TELFORD HAMFEST
Enginuity Technology Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DU.
Doors open at 10am. More information from Martyn, G3UKV on 01952 255 416. [www.telfordhamfest.co.uk].

10 SEPTEMBER
CAISTER LIFEBOAT RADIO RALLY
Caister Lifeboat Station, Tan Lane, Caster on Sea, Norfolk, NR30 5DJ
Doors open from 9.30am to 3pm with traders gaining access from 8am. There are indoor tables available at £10 and outside car boot pitches for £5 and booking is advisable. Admission is free and the venue has free parking and disabled access. All proceeds go to Caister Lifeboat. Contact Zane, on 0771 121 4790 or by email to m1bfidx@ntlworld.com. [www.m1bfidx.wix.com/cl-radio-rally].

11 SEPTEMBER
TORBAY ANUAL COMMUNICATION FAIR
Newton Abbot Racecourse, Devon TQ12 3AF.
The event is indoors and doors open at 10am with disabled visitors gaining access half an hour earlier. Admission in £2. There is plenty of car parking on site. There will be a Bring & Buy and an RSGB bookstall. There is catering on site. To book tables call Pete, G4VTO on 01803 864 528 or email rally@tars.org.uk.

11 SEPTEMBER
ANDOVER RADIO AND COMPUTER BOOT SALE
Tangley Village Hall, Wildhern, Andover, Hants SP11 0JE
Doors will be open from 9amto 4pm with disabled visitors gaining access from 8.30am. Admittance will be £2. Tables in the hall are £10 and p itches in the field £8. There will be a Bring & Buy, Car boot area, as well as trade stands. Catering will be available on site and there will be a raffle held on the day. More details from Paul Phillips, G4KZY, 0777 573 8200, paul.g4kzy@gmail.com.

17 SEPTEMBER NEW DATE
FOG ON THE TYNE RALLY
Whitehall Road Methodist Church Hall Bensham Gateshead NE8 4LH
Entry is £2 and the doors open at 10.30am that is through door at the side of building next to the car park. Bacon butties and cup of tea or coffee will be £2-50. There will be a Bring & Buy, junk stall, RSGB book stand as well as traders. Car parking is now available and the entrance is on Whitehall Road. Details from Nancy, G7UUR on 0799 076 0920 or by email to nancybone2001@yahoo.co.uk. [www.anarc.net ].

18 SEPTEMBER
28th GREAT NORTHERN HAMFEST, organised by South Yorkshire Repeater Group
Barnsley Premier Leisure Complex, Queen’s Road, Barnsley, S71 1AN.
The venue has easy access for disabled visitors and the Hamfest is in one large hall. Doors open at 10am and traders have access from 7.30am. Admission is £3.50, children under 14 accompanied by an adult are free. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. There is no Bring & Buy but tables are available at £15 (£5 for electric points). Details from Ernie, G4LUE on 07984 191 873. [www.gnhf.co.uk].

18 SEPTEMBER
WESTON SUPER MARE RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY
The CAMPUS Community Centre, Highlands Lane, Weston super Mare BS24 7DX
Free parking, level access, catering. 10.00am-3.00pm. Admission £3 under 16’s free. There will be trade stands, group exhibitors, AUCTION of surplus equipment, home-brew competition, Lectures. For more details call Mike M0VLN on 01278 786 684.

23 – 25 SEPTEMBER
WACRAL FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND
Elim Conference Centre, De Walden Road, West Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 4DG.
Guest speaker on Saturday evening Don Field, G3XTT (Editor of Practical Wireless. Details from Shirley on 01924 229 630.

24 & 25 SEPTEMBER
BATC CONVENTION
RAF Museum Cosford, near Telford.

25 SEPTEMBER
CHIPPENHAM & DAR MINI-RALLY
NEW VENUE: Kington Langley Village Hall, Church Road, Kington Langley SN15 5NJ.
The doors open at 10am, with disabled visitors gaining access 30 minutes earlier at 9.30am. Admission is £2.00 with under 16s free. There is on site car parking. There will be trade stands, a car boot area and refreshments will be available. The new venue is 1.5 miles south of the M4 J17. Details from Brian, G6HUI on 0772 224 2741. [www.g3vre.org.uk].

25 SEPTEMBER
BELGIUM AMATEUR RADIO & COMPUTER RALLY
Hall ‘Louvexpo’, 7 rue du Hocquet, La Louvière. Direct access from the motorway (50km south of Brussels). Open from 9am. to 4pm. Talk-in on local FM repeaters 145.600MHz, 438.875MHz and DSTAR 439.4375MHz. Features 4000m², trade stands from United Kingdom, Holland, Germany, France and flea market. Michel, ON7FI, +32 475 45 45 78, michel.dewyngaert@skynet.be. [www.on6ll.be].

30 SEPTEMBER & 1 OCTOBER
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].

2 OCTOBER
BRITISH VINTAGE WIRELESS SOCIETY AUTO JUMBLE
The Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SF.
Doors open from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Stalls £30, admission £5 with early admission from 9.30am available at £10. For bookings/enquiries please ring 01892 540 022 (8pm to 9pm only). [www.audiojumble.co.uk].

2 OCTOBER
BLACKWOOD ARS RALLY
Rougemount School, Newport NP20 8QB.
The venue has free car parking. A talk-in station will be on 145.550MHz. Doors open at 10am. There will be trade stands a car boot sale, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and a lecture programme. There is catering available on site. Details available from Mike Rackham, GW4JKV on to 01495 226 149 or by email to rackhamone@aol.com. Or Wynn Wright, GW8UAM on 02920 889 156 or email wynnwright7@aol.com

7-9 OCTOBER
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].

9 OCTOBER
HORNSEA AMATEUR RADIO RALLY
Floral Hall, 7 The Esplanade, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire HU18 1NQ.
The venue has car parking on site and the doors open at 10am. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. A raffle will be held on the day. There will be catering on site. Details from Rick, M0CZR, on 01964 533 712, or email R106221@aol.com.

9 OCTOBER
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. Doors open 10am, there will trade stand and catering is available on site. Further details from Lucy on 01270 623 353 or by email to Lucy@hackgreen.co.uk. [www.hackgreen.co.uk].

16 OCTOBER
HOLSWORTHY RADIO RALLY
Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6JD.
Doors open at 10am. There will be traders, a Bring & Buy and catering. The venue has disabled access. Details from Howard, M0MYB by email to M0OMC@yahoo.co.uk.

22 OCTOBER
CARRICKFERGUS AMATEUR RADIO GROUP RADIO RALLY
Downshire Community School, Carrickfergus, BT38 7DA.
Doors open at 11.30pm and admission is £3. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. The venue has disabled facilities. Refreshments will be available. Details from Tim, MI0TBL by email to carg@hotmail.co.uk. [www.radioclubs.net/carg].

23 OCTOBER
GALASHIELS RALLY
Volunteer Hall, St Johns Street, Galashiels TD1 3JX
Doors open 11.15am, £2.50. Bring and Buy, Traders, Refreshments. Details from Jim, GM7LUN, on 01896 850 245, or email gm7lun@qsl.net.

6 NOVEMBER
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally)
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ.
The venue has free car parking and disabled facilities. A talk-in station will be in operation. Doors open at 9.50/10am. There will be trade stands, a flea market, a Bring & buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. A raffle will take place during the day and a lecture stream will be available. There are catering outlets on site. More information from Paul, M0CJX on 08451 650 351 or by email to info@radiofairs.co.uk. [www.radiofairs.co.uk].

6 NOVEMBER
BUSHVALLEY ARC ANNUAL RALLY
United Services Club, 8 Roe Mill Road, Limavady, Co Londonderry BT49 9DF
Doors open at 11am and the venue has disabled facilities. There will be a Bring & Buy, a talk-in station and trade stands. There will be catering on site and a raffle will be held on the day. More details from Jackie Doyle, MI0JPD on 0788 529 2545 or by email mn0gkl@gmail.com.

19 NOVEMBER
ROCHDALE & DARS TRADITIONAL RADIO RALLY
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Rd (A680), Norden, Rochdale OL12 7QR
Talk-In will be on S22 (145.550MHz). Doors open from 10.30am with disabled visitors gaining access from 10.15am, the event usually finishes around 3pm. Set up is from 8am. The entry is £2.50 with under 12s free. Further details from Dave, G3RIK on 01706 633 400 or by email to rally@radars.me.uk. [http://radars.me.uk/rally.htm]

20 NOVEMBER
39th CATS RADIO & ELECTRONICS BAZAAR
Oasis Academy Coulsdon, Homefield Road, Old Coulsdon CR5 1ES
This is new venue will open the doors from 10am to 2pm. Pitches are just £12.50 when paid in advance (£15 on the day) and access will be available from 8am. Admission is £1.50 and includes a tea of coffee. There will be traders, a Bring & Buy and a flea market. For more information or bookings, email enquiries@catsradio.org

20 NOVEMBER
PLYMOUTH RADIO RALLY 2016
Harewood House, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon PL7 2AS
Doors open from 10am to 2pm and admittance is £2. There will be a Bring & Buy, an RSGB bookstall, Special Interest Groups and trade stands. Catering will be available on site. More information from Sheila Hart, 2E0YSH, 01752 668 907, email sheo@fsmail.net.

3 DECEMBER
SOUTH LANCS WINTER RALLY
Bickershaw Labour Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TE.
The venue has disabled facilities and car parking on site. Doors open at 9am with traders gaining access from 7.30am. Admission is £2.50. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy and special interest groups. There is a licensed bar and catering on site. Details from Jason, G0IZR on 01942 735 828. [www.slarc.co.uk/rally].

4 DECEMBER
BISHOP AUCKLAND RAC RALLY
Spennymoor Leisure Centre, 32 High St, Spennymoor, Durham DL16 6DB
Venue has good car parking and disabled facilities. There will be the usual radio, computer and electronics as well as a Bring & Buy. Catering and bar will be available on site. Facilities. As you can imagine, there is a lot to do for all the family within the confines of the leisure centre for those of the family not interested in radio. Doors open at 10.30am with disabled visitors gaining access from 10.15am. Admission is £2 with under 14 free of charge with an adult. Talk in will be on S22. More details from John, G4LRG on 01388 606 396 or Brian, G7OCK 01388 762 678.