Rallies and Events – 26 August 2018

| August 24, 2018

This weekend, on the 25th and 26th, the Montrose Amateur Radio & Aviation Rally takes place at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, DD10 9BD. Doors are open from 10am on both days and entry is free. If you want a table, which cost £5, contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933 as soon as possible. CQ Scotland.com, part of the Mid Lanark Amateur Radio Society, will run a Buildathon on the Sunday, funded by the RSGB Legacy Committee. Spaces are limited, so please email your interest to David, MM0HQD, via info@cqscotland.com

Today, the 26th, the Torbay ARS Annual Communications Fair takes place at The Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 3AF. It’s an indoor event with free parking and disabled facilities, and is accessible by public transport. There will be a Bring & Buy sale, RSGB Book Stall, special interest groups and trade stands. Catering is available on site. Contact Mike, G1TUU on 01803 557 941.

Also today, the 26th, Milton Keynes ARS is holding its 60th anniversary rally at the Irish Centre, Manor Field, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 2HX. Doors open at 9.30am and admission is £3. Hot & cold food will be available. Contact Francis Hennigan, 2E0FMK, via email to rally@mkars.org.uk

On the 27th, Bank Holiday Monday, the Huntingdonshire ARS annual rally will take place at the Ernulf Academy, Barford Rd, St Neots PE19 2SH. Talk-in with GX0HSR will be on 145.550MHz. There’s free parking and admission is £3. Doors open at 9am, or 7am for traders. There will be an RSGB Book Stall as well as a Bring & Buy, hot meals and drinks are available on site and there will be an ice cream van. Contact M0OLG on 01480 214 282.

On September the 1st, Steve, G0FUW is leading the Bath-style Buildathon in Telford at the Park Inn Hotel, TF3 4NA, the evening before the Telford Hamfest. This year features a design by Heather, M0HMO described as an HF Swiss Army Knife. It’s a small, digital, very portable device that will measure VSWR, RF power, DC voltage, resistance, continuity, HF frequency, and includes a GPS for latitude and longitude, Maidenhead locator and OS Grid reference for around £20. The Buildathon venue opens from 7pm and Heather recommends pre-booking for the project by calling her on 0780 254 8938 or via email to heather@myorangedragon.net Bookings for an overnight stay can be made directly to the Park Inn Hotel on 01952 429 988, as soon as possible please; mention the GQRP Radio event for a concessionary rate. Further information is at www.telfordhamfest.org.uk

The following day, the 2nd, the annual Telford HamFest takes place at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7DQ. Numerous trader and exhibitor stands are booked and there will be a variety of presentations from guest speakers in the Darby Boardroom. There will be an RSGB Bookstand. Admission is £4.50 with accompanied under 16’s free from 10am. On-site catering will be available and car parking facilities have been improved. Details from Martyn, G3UKV on 01952 255416.

To get your event into RadCom and GB2RS, please send details as early as possible to radcom@rsgb.org.uk

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