Rallies

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28 & 29 SEPTEMBER 2018
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].

30 SEPTEMBER 2018
PENCOED ARC TABLE TOP SALE
Pencoed Rugby Football Club, The Verlands, Felindre Road, Pencoed CF35 5PB.
Tables £10 each, first come first served. Doors open 8am for sellers, 9.30 for buyers. Admission £2. Hot and cold drinks available. Hot food available in morning and at lunchtime. Bar. Bookings and info: Madeline Roberts, 0773 837 5775.

30 SEPTEMBER 2018
BELGIUM AMATEUR RADIO & COMPUTER RALLY
LOUVEXPO, rue Michel Debauque/Arthur Delaby, La Louvière. GPS N50°29’01’’ / E04°10’51’’. Direct access from the motorway (50km south of Brussels).
Open from 9am to 4pm. Talk-in on local FM repeaters 145.600MHz (and Echolink), DMR 438.875MHz, D-Star 439.4375MHz. Features 4000m² exhibition space, trade stands from UK, Holland, Germany & France, flea market. Michel, ON7FI, +32 475 45 45 78, michel.dewyngaert@skynet.be [www.on6ll.be].

7 OCTOBER 2018
45th WELSH RADIO RALLY
Rougemont School, Malpas Road, Newport,, South Wales NP20 6QB.
Doors open 10am and admittance is £2.50. There will be a Bring & Buy sale, catering, lectures/seminars, talk-in, RSGB bookstall, trade stands, special interest groups, and a prize draw/raffle. Lectures: Eric Edwards, GW8LJJ – Free Digital Voice on HF; Andrew Rushton, GW0UZK – Aerial Basics.
Contact Michael Rackham, GW4JKV on 01495 226 149 or rackhamone@aol.com

7 OCTOBER 2018
HACK GREEN BUNKER RALLY
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, French Lane, Hack Green, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8AL.
This will be a sale of electronic equipment, amateur gear, components, military radio items and vehicle spares. Doors open 10am, there will be refreshments available onsite. Contact 01270 623 353, coldwar@hackgreen.co.uk [www.hackgreen.co.uk].

11-14 OCTOBER 2018
MICROWAVE UPDATE 2018
Holiday Inn Dayton, Fairborn, Ohio (near Dayton), USA.
An international conference dedicated to microwave equipment design, construction, and operation. Hosted by The Midwest VHF/UHF Society, go to www.microwaveupdate.org/ for more information.

12-14 OCTOBER 2018
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].

14 OCTOBER 2018
HORNSEA AMATEUR RADIO RALLY
The Floral Hall, Hornsea HU18 1NQ.
Doors open 10am, admission £2, under 14 free. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy run by the Hornsea ARC and RSGB book stall. Hot and cold food available in the café. Les, 2E0LBJ, 01377 252 393, lbjpinkney1@hotmail.co.uk [www.hornseaarc.co.uk].

14 OCTOBER 2018
HOLSWORTHY RADIO RALLY 2018
Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6JD.
There will be traders, a Bring & Buy and catering. The venue also has disabled access. Doors open at 10am. Howard, M0MYB, holsworthyarc@gmail.com [www.qsl.net/m0omc/holsrally.html].

20 OCTOBER 2018
CARRICKFERGUS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB RALLY
Downshire Secondary School, Downshire Road, Carrickfergus.
Doors open at 12 noon – all welcome. For more details, please contact Liz Forde, MI6GHA, Club Secretary, elizabethforde64@yahoo.com

21 OCTOBER 2018
GALASHIELS RADIO RALLY
Volunteer Hall, St Johns Street, Galashiels TD13JX
Doors open at 11.15am with disabled visitors gaining access at 11am. There will be traders a Bring & Buy and refreshments available on site. Admission is £2.50.

27 OCTOBER 2018
ESSEX CW ARC CW BOOT CAMP
3rd Witham Scout & Guide HQ, Rear of Spring Lodge Community Centre, Powers Hall End, Witham, Essex CM8 2HE.
Doors open at 8.30am for registration and the event runs from 9am to 4.30pm. Parking is free. Entry £10 with free sausage rolls, drinks, cakes. Contact Andy, G0IBN 0745 342 6087 g0ibn1@yahoo.com

3 NOVEMBER 2018
VERON Ham Radio Convention (Dag voor de RadioAmateur 2018)
IJsselhallen, Rieteweg 4, 8011 AB, Zwolle, Netherlands
9.30am to 5pm, €9.00 entry fee, free to Under 16s. Tickets available on the door from 9am. On-site Car Parking €5.00. The organising committee of the Dutch Radio Society (VERON) created an attractive programme. Besides the official part, the ‘Radio Amateur of 2017’ will be announced, and several lectures will be given. There will be a homebrew exhibition, demonstrations and measuring facilities, the AMRATO (Amateur radio equipment sales), and the VERON Components market (flea market). Several commissions, working groups & associated societies are also presenting, and there will be a Youth Zone to inform youngsters about techniques and the many aspects of our hobby.

4 NOVEMBER 2018 CANCELLED
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally)

4 NOVEMBER 2018
BUSHVALLEY ARC ANNUAL RADIO RALLY
United Services Club, 8 Roe Mill Road, Limavady, Co Londonderry BT49 9DF.
Doors open from 11am to 4pm with disabled visitors gaining access at 10.50am. Admittance is £3. There will be an auction, trade stands, a Bring & Buy, RSGB Book Stall and Special Interest Groups. A Talk-In station will be on the air. Catering is available on site. Contact Jason Smyth, MI3UIW, 07793 314 313, jason.smyth@pepsico.com.

17 NOVEMBER 2018
RADARS TRADITIONAL RADIO RALLY
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road (A680), Norden, Rochdale, OL12 7QR.
Doors open to the public at 10.30am with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Admission is £2.50 with those under 12 years free. £5 per pitch (for traders with own tables) or £10 for a pitch with table provided. Bring & Buy as well as commercial traders and amateur radio sellers. Refreshments available including bacon and sausage butties. Robert, M0NVQ, m0nvq@outlook.com, 0777 811 3333.

18 NOVEMBER 2018
41st CATS RADIO & ELECTRONICS BAZAAR
Oasis Academy, Homefield Rd, Coulsdon CR5 1ES.
Free car parking, doors open 10am, admission £1.50. Trade stands, special interest groups, refreshments. Andy Briers, G0KZT, 0772 986 6600. [https://www.facebook.com/events/437043790050777/].

18 NOVEMBER 2018
PLYMOUTH RADIO RALLY
Harewood House, Church Rd, Plympton PL7 1NH
Doors open at 10.30am, £2 entrance fee. David Beck, d.beck123@outlook.com [www.plymouthamateurradioclub.btck.co.uk].

25 NOVEMBER 2018
BISHOP AUCKLAND RADIO AMATEURS CLUB RALLY
Spennymoor Leisure Centre, 32 High Street, Spennymoor, Co Durham, DL16 6DB.
This venue is ideally suited for both trader and disabled as it boasts good parking and access to a large ground floor hall. Doors open at 10.30am, 10.15am for disabled visitors. Admission is £2, accompanied under-14s free. There will be the usual radio, computer, electronics and bring and buy stalls as well as catering and bar facilities. Talk-in on S22. Contact John, G4LRG, 01388 606 396 or check website at www.barac.org.uk

1 DECEMBER 2018
SOUTH LANCASHIRE ARC WINTER RALLY
Bickershaw Village Community Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TE.
Attractions include trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups, car parking, disabled facilities, catering and a licensed bar. Admission is £2.50 and the doors open at 9am (traders – limited number of pitches – venue opens 7.30am). Jason, G0IZR, 01942 735 828.

29-30 DECEMBER 2018
HAMFEST INDIA
In association with REVA University, Bangalore. The largest gathering and festival of amateur radio operators in India. [www.hamfestindia2018.com].

2019

3 MARCH 2019
EXETER RADIO & ELECTRONICS RALLY
America Hall, De la Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8PW.
Doors open at 10.30am (10.15am for disabled visitors). Admission £2 (under 16s free). There will be trade stands, Bring & Buy (book in from 10.15am), and catering will be available. Details from Pete, G3ZVI on 07714 198374 or g3zvi@yahoo.co.uk

24 MARCH 2019
HAMZILLA RADIO FEST AND ELECTRONICS FAIR – hosted by Dover Amateur Radio Club
Discovery Science Park, Gateway House, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9FF.
Open 10am – 4pm. Online ticket entrance £3.00; Limited early bird tickets £5.00. Tables £10.00. Online purchase/bookings now available. Hamzilla Radio Fest, formally the Dover Radio Rally, is in its 41st year and from 2019 has a larger and modern venue. Full details are on the website: www.hamzilla.uk Attractions: Bring-and-Buy Sale, Catering, Lectures/Seminars, RSGB Bookstall, Special Interest Groups, Trade Stands, Guest speakers, Digital village, Demos. Icom, SDRPlay and many more exhibitors. RSGB examinations will be held at event – visit website for more details, or email: club@darc.online. Disabled Facilities. 1000s free parking. Contact Aaron Coote, M0IER on 0771 465 4267, M0IERDX@gmail.com

24 MARCH 2019
CALLINGTON RADIO RALLY
Callington Town Hall, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7BD.
Doors open 10am – 1pm and admittance is £2. There will be a Bring & Buy (10% commission) and trade stands. Catering available on site. Ample free parking in the adjacent carpark. Rally organised jointly by the Devon & Cornwall Repeater Group and Callington Amateur Radio Society (CARS). More information and bookings from Roger 2E0YPH on 07854 088882 or email 2e0rph@gmail.com.

9 JUNE 2019
JUNCTION 29 RADIO RALLY
Alfreton Leisure Centre, Alfreton, Derbyshire.
Doors open 10.15am (traders’ setup from 7.30am). Run by South Normanton & Alfreton (SNADARC). There will be full disabled facilities and a bar selling alcoholic, hot and cold beverages, and a selection of cobs on the day. Hot food also available in the on-site café. Free parking on the day. For further details contact Anya Lawrence, 2E0BQS, Rally Secretary, 01773535117, adylawri@btinternet.com

16 JUNE 2019
16th WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY
Cheese & Grain venue, Market Yard, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
The event, open from 10.00am – 2.00pm, will feature inside & outside trade stands, RSGB book stall, cafe, disabled access & facilities, car parking. Further information from Shaun, G8VPG, on 01225 873 098, or email: rallymanager@westrally.org.uk [www.westrally.org.uk]

28 JULY 2019
WILTSHIRE RADIO RALLY AND ELECTRONICS FAIR
Kington Langley Village Hall & playing fields, Church Road, Kington Langley, Chippenham SN15 5NJ.
9am-1pm (disabled: 8.30am), admission £2. Car boot sale, catering, flea market, talk-in, trade stands. For more information, please visit our website or use the contact form to register your interest in booking trading space. Operated and run by CDARC. Brian Tanner, G6HUI, 0772 224 2741, rally@g3vre.org.uk.

@westrally.org.uk [www.westrally.org.uk]