Rallies

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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
NEVADA RADIO & WATERS & STANTON OPEN DAY
Nevada Radio, 1 Fitzherbert Spur, Portsmouth PO6 1TT
First ever joint open day running from 10am to 4.30pm. Major manufacturers will be in attendance to demonstrate their latest radios. There’s a free burger and coffee for every attendee (available 11am to 2pm). The main warehouse will be opened to customers to wander around and pick up many one-off deals of the day, or pick through a large selection of vintage and used radio equipment. www.nevadaradio.co.uk

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
ML&S ANNUAL HOG ROAST & OPEN DAY
ML&S Ltd, Wessex House, Drake Ave, Staines TW18 2AP
Sponsored by Yaesu, Icom & Kenwood the store will have its usual extra-low prices, lecture streams and manufacturers on site. Bacon butties for the early birds and a succulent pig in a bun for lunch! Doors open 8am and close at 4pm. For more details, see hamradio.co.uk/hogroast

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.

28 DECEMBER 2018
YEOVIL ARC TABLE-TOP RALLY
Sparkford village hall, Church Rd, Sparkford, Somerset BA22 7JN (on the A303 north of Yeovil). 10 Tables, light refreshments, off road parking, wheelchair friendly.
£2 admission.10am till 3pm. Contact Bob Harris, G8UED, 01963 440167, wjh069@gmail.com

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 FEBRUARY 2019
SEARS 35th CANVEY RADIO & ELECTONICS RALLY
Cornelius Vermuyden School, Dinant Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 9QS.
A new venue for 2019 and doors open at 10am, disabled visitors can come in from 9.45am. There is free car parking and easy level ground floor access to 2 large halls. Admission cost is £3. Tea , coffee and soft drinks will be available, as well as bacon butties. There will be radio, computing and electronics traders and special interest groups. More details from the rally co-ordinator on tony@tonystreet.net

8-10 FEBRUARY 2019
73rd ORLANDO HamCation®
Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park, 4603 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32808, USA
Over 150 commercial vendors, more than 200 swap table vendors and the largest tailgate area in the southeastern US, will show and sell amateur radios, parts, computer hardware and software and other interesting electronic items for a growing group of radio enthusiasts. Over thirty forums held at the Lakeside Pavilion will present a diverse range of topics including digital amateur radio, new software developments, youth and amateur radio. K1AA will be the operating as a special event station and talk-in station. HamCation® is the second largest ham shows in the United States and third largest in the world after Tokyo and Hamvention with over 22.300 visitors last year. www.hamcation.com

17 FEBRUARY 2019
RADIOACTIVE RALLY
Nantwich Civic Hall, Cheshire, CW5 5DG.
The venue has free car parking and the doors open at 10:30am. There will be a Bring & Buy, as well as traders and RSGB book stall. A single raffle ticket is included with the entrance programme with additional tickets available. Catering is provided on site. Contact Stuart Jackson on 07880 732 534.

24 FEBRUARY 2019
RAINHAM RADIO RALLY
The Victory Academy, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 5JB
Doors open 10am to 4pm, £2.50 adult entry, free entry for kKids. Local and national Traders, BRATS Kitchen, BRATS Interactive Zone for Kids, BRATS Junk, Talk In Station on 145.550MHz using GB4RRR.

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

17 MARCH 2019
34th WYTHALL RADIO CLUB HAMFEST
Club HQ, Wythall House, Silver Street,Wythall B47 6LZ.
Doors open at 9.45am (9.30am for disabled visitors). Free on-site parking. Admission £4. Four halls of traders including Bring & Buy and a club stand. A selection of refreshments available all day and bar facilities within Wythall House from midday. Contact Ian Reeve, M0IDR, 01386 839655, wrc4hallsradio@outlook.com (www.wythallradioclub.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 to 4pm. Online ticket entrance £3.00; Limited early bird tickets £5.00. Tables £10.00. Online purchase/bookings now available.
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 [www.hamzilla.uk]

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 2E0RPH on 07854 088882 or email 2e0rph@gmail.com.

28 APRIL 2019
NARSA – NORTHERN AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETIES ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION. (Blackpool Rally)
Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA.
There will be a talk-in station and plenty of car parking. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. Doors open at 10.30, or 10.15 for disabled visitors. Catering is available on site. Dave, M0OBW 01270 761 608 dwilson@btinternet.com [www.narsa.org.uk]

9 JUNE 2019
JUNCTION 28 RADIO RALLY
Alfreton Leisure Centre, Alfreton, Derbyshire.
Doors open 10.15am (traders’ setup from 7.30am). Run by South Normanton & Alfreton & District ARC. 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, 01773535117, adylawri@btinternet.com

9 JUNE 2019
EAST SUFFOLK WIRELESS REVIVAL (Ipswich Radio Rally)
Kirton Recreation Ground, Back Road, Kirton IP10 0PW (just off the A14).
Doors open at 9.30am and the entry fee for visitors is £2. The venue has free car parking. Trade tables are from £10. There will be trade stands, a car boot sale, a Bring & Buy, special interests groups, GB4SWR HF station and an RSGB bookstall. Catering is available on site. Contact Kevin G8MXV, 07710 046 846. [www.eswr.org.uk].

16 JUNE 2019
16th WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY
Cheese & Grain venue, Market Yard, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
Doors open 10am to 2pm. The event 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]

23 JUNE 2019
NEWBURY RADIO RALLY AND BOOT SALE
Newbury Showground, next to M4 J13.
A talk-in station will be on S22 (V44). There is free car parking. Traders can gain access as 8am and visitors at 9am. Admissions will be £2.50. Car boot sale pitches are £12.50. The show will have a huge radio, electronics & computing boot sale, plus demonstration marquee with display of amateur radio on air, plus clubs and national society stands. Catering is available on site. Contact Phill, G6EES on 07771 504738 or by email to NewburyRally@nadars.org.uk [www.nadars.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.