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.

 

 

 

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

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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.

 

23 OCTOBER CANCELLED

NORTH WALES RALLY

Please contact Liz Cabban, GW0ETU to book tables ON 07760 190 355 or email lizcabban@vodafoneemail.co.uk

 

 

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.

 

 

2017

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

 

 

19-21 MAY 2017

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].

 

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

 

14-16 JULY

HAMTRONIC SHOW, FRIEDRICHSHAFEN

Messe, Friedrichshafen, Germany

Trade stands, special interest groups and IARU Member Society’s 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].