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.

 

 

1 MAY

DAMBUSTERS HAMFEST

Thorpe Camp Museum, Tattershall Thorpe, near Coningsby, Lincolnshire LN4 4PE.

The venue is all on one level and doors open at 10am. Admission is £3 and includes entry into the museum. Hot food will be available in addition to the NAFFI. This is mainly an outdoor rally but some limited space is available indoors with a small charge for tables. More information by email to tony.nightingale@yahoo.co.uk

 

1-2 MAY

SHANES CASTLE STEAM TRACTION RALLY CASHOTA

Shanes Castle, Randalstown Rd, Antrim BT41 4NE. Including a CASHOTA station operated by Ballymena ARG. Family attractions, catering, disabled facilities, car parking, accessible by public transport. Contact Hugh Kernohan, GI0JEV, 028 2587 1481.

 

2 MAY

DARTMOOR RADIO CLUB RALLY

Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon. PL19 8DD.

The venue has free car parking as well as disabled facilities but please note there is no talk-in station. Doors open at 10.15/10.30am and admission is £2. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy and special interest groups. Catering is available on site. Contact Roger Hann, 2E0RPH on 01822 840 723, or by email to 2E0RPH@gmail.com.

 

8 MAY

35th LOUGH ERNE AMATEUR RADIO RALLY

SHARE Centre, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland BT92 0EQ

Doors open from 11.15am to 4pm with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, car boot area, flea market, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. A licensed bar and catering will be available on site. Lectures will form part of the day’s activities and there will be a prize draw during the day. Camping is available. More information from Michael Clarke, M5MTC on 0286 862 1436 or by email to mi5mtc@learc.eu. [www.learc.eu].

 

15 MAY

1st NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS ARC RALLY

CANCELLED

 

 

15 MAY

LAMFEST

Elescar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley S74 8HJ

Doors open for traders at 7am and tables are provided free of charge. The public gain access at 10am and admission is £2. All monies raise will be donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Further details from Ian O’Donnell, M0IOD on 0191 604 0255, 0748 212 3223 or sales@hamradio-shop.co.uk.

 

21-22 MAY

DAYTON HAMVENTION®

Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USA.

There are large car parks as well as transport to the event from various locations. The venue also has disabled facilities. 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].

 

21 MAY

ROCHDALE AND DISTRICT ARS SUMMER FLEA MARKET INDOOR SALE

St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Rd, off Edenfield Rd (A680), Norden, Rochdale OL12 7QR

Doors open at 11am with disabled visitors gaining access at 10.45am. The rally finished around 3pm. Talk in with S22 on 2m (145.550MHz) and entry is £2.50 with those under 12 free. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, bacon/sausage butties, biscuits, crisps will be available on the day. Traders can set up from 8am. Tables may be hired from RADARS at £5/table. Pitches will remain at £5/pitch or £10/pitch and table. Further details from Dave, G3RIK on 01706 633 400 or by email to rally@radars.me.uk

 

22 MAY

BLACK COUNTRY RADIO RALLY MARK 2

Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 1HE.

The venue is 1 mile from junction 2 of the M5. Doors open at 10am and the admission is £2. A raffle will be drawn at 2pm.

 

22 May

33RD DUNSTABLE DOWNS RC ANNUAL AMATEUR RADIO CAR BOOT SALE

Stockwood Park, Luton

All the usual facilities will be there. [www.ddrcbootsale.org].

 

22 MAY

BroadBand HamNet MEETING

A get together of BBHN Mesh Operators and those interested in this system of digital communications on the amateur microwave bands has been arranged at Tilgate Forest Rec. Centre, Hut 18, Tilgate Forest, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BQ. For details and an agenda contact Ted, G4ELM via BBHN.Event.2016@gmail.com.

 

28 MAY

26th WATERS & STANTON OPEN DAY

22 Main Rd, Hockley SS5 4QS

Doors will be open from 10am to 4pm with free refreshments for visitors. Reps from the major manufacturers will be in attendance as well as the local club, Chelmsford ARS, Thames ARG and Essex Repeater Group. The presentation of the Region 12 Club of the Year plaque (and bottle of bubbly) will take place during the day. There will be several talks including Nigel Booth, M0CVO on antennas and Murray Niman, on 5G Future telecoms and amateur radio. New equipment will be on display from Icom, Kenwood & Yaesu. A charity raffle with good prizes in aid of the British Wireless for the Blind Association will also be held.

 

4 & 5 JUNE

SUSSEX ELECTRONICS AND RADIO FAIR (SERF 2016)

Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UF.

The venue has free car parking as well as camping and caravanning on site and there are disabled facilities. A talk-in station will be in operation as well as a special event station. Doors open from 10am to 4pm and admission is £3, children free. There will be indoor/outdoor trade stands and catering on site. There will be a room for talks and demonstrations.  More information from Dave, G8PUO on 07807 074 538 or by email to admin@serf.org.uk. [www.serf.org.uk].

 

5 JUNE

CENTRAL SCOTLAND AMATEUR RADIO MINI CONVENTION

Crofthead Community Education Centre, Templar Rise, Dedridge, Livingston EH54 6DG.

There is car parking on site and the venue has disabled facilities. Doors opena at 10am with disabled visitors gaining access 10 minutes earlier. Admission is £4. There will be trade stands, a flea market, special interest groups, an RSGB bookstall and lectures during the event. A raffle will take place. Details from John, MM0JRR, 01506 437 908 or by email to johnrayne333@gmail.com.

 

5 JUNE

SPALDING & DARS ANNUAL RALLY

The Sir John Gleed Technology School, Halmer Gardens, Spalding, Lincs PE11 2EF.

The venue has free car parking and talk in is on S22. Doors open at 10am. There will be trade stands and outside car boot area. Catering will be available on site. More information from John, G4NBR on 0794 630 2815 or Graham, G8NWC on 0775 461 9701, email rally-secretary@sdars.org.uk. [www.sdars.org.uk].

 

11 JUNE

MARTIN LYNCH @ 60!

Wessex House, Drake Avenue, Staines (Nr Heathrow), Middlesex, TW18 2AP

Martin Lynch wants to invite you to his 60th birthday party at his new superstore in Staines upon Thames. Customers old and new are invited, with the event co-hosted by Yaesu, Icom & Kenwood. Instead of the usual hog roast, a ‘fine-dining’ experience of hot dogs and burgers(!) with hot & cold drinks.

 

12 JUNE

15th JUNCTION 28 RALLY

Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, DE55 7BD.

The venue has car parking available and disabled facilities. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and a raffle will take place, there is also a licensed bar. More information from Anya Lawrence on 01159 307 322 or by email to adylawri@btininternet.com.

 

12 JUNE

EAST SUFFOLK WIRELESS REVIVAL (Ipswich Radio Rally)

The Orwell Crossing Lorry Park, A14 Eastbound, Nacton, Ipswich IP10 0DD.

There will be a talk in station on S22 and car parking is available on site. Doors open at 9.30am and admission is £2. There will be an RSGB bookstall, a car boot area and a Bring & Buy. Special interest groups will be attending. There is a licensed bar and catering available. An HF station running GB4SWR will be on the air. Details from Kevin, G8MXV, 0771 004 6846. [www.eswr.org.uk].

 

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

 

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 0745 090 4422 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 Pete, G8FRC on 0118 969 5697. [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].

 

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 226 140 or by email to rackhamone@aol.com. Or Wynn Wright, GW8UAM on 02920 889 156 or email wynnwright7@aol.com

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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

 

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.