Rallies and Events News – 18 September 2016

| September 16, 2016

The 28th Great Northern Hamfest takes place on Sunday, 18 September, at 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, while children under 14 accompanied by an adult are free. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and an RSGB book stall. There is no bring-and-buy. Details from Ernie, G4LUE on 07984 191 873.

The Weston-super-Mare Radio and Electronics Rally is on Sunday, the 18th, at The CAMPUS Community Centre, Highlands Lane, Weston-super-Mare BS24 7DX. There is free parking, level access and catering. Doors open from 10am to 3pm and admission is £3, with under 16s free. There will be trade stands, group exhibitors, an auction of surplus equipment, a homebrew competition and lectures. For more details call Mike, M0VLN on 01278 786 684.

The Crawley Microwave Round Table takes place on Sunday, the 18th, at Tilgate Forest Rec Centre, Hut 18, Tilgate Forest, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BQ. It’s a day of demonstrations, presentations, equipment and component sales, all microwave-related. Refreshments will be available.

The World Association of Christian Radio Amateurs and Listeners is holding a Fellowship Weekend at the Elim Conference Centre, De Walden Road, West Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 4DG on 23 to 25 September. The guest speaker on Saturday evening will be Don Field, G3XTT, the Editor of Practical Wireless. Details from Shirley on 01924 229 630.

DIGICON 16 will take place on 24 September at Portadown Golf Club, 192 Gilford Road, Portadown BT63 5LF. Doors are open from 10.30am to 5pm and admittance is £3. The day’s agenda will consist of talks on digital voice and other digital modes. More information from Philip Hosey, MI0MSO on 07849 025 760.

The British Amateur Television Club Convention is taking place on 24 and 25 September at RAF Museum Cosford, near Telford. Details can be found at www.batc.org.uk.

The Chippenham and District Amateur Radio Mini-Rally takes place on 25 September at the new venue of Kington Langley Village Hall, Church Road, Kington Langley SN15 5NJ. The doors open at 10am, with disabled visitors gaining access 30 minutes earlier. Admission is £2 with under 16s free. There is on-site car parking. There will be trade stands, a car boot area and refreshments will be available. Details from Brian, G6HUI on 0772 224 2741.

The Belgium Amateur Radio and Computer Rally will be held on 25 September in La Louvière, Belgium. Doors are open from 9am to 4pm with trade stands from the UK, Holland, Germany, France and a flea market. The website at www.on6ll.be has all the relevant information.

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