Rallies

The situation with the Covid-19 virus is changing rapidly. You should check before travelling that the activities announced here are taking place. This listing is correct as of  the 24th of August.

To get your rally or event on this list, into RadCom and read out on GB2RS News, email full details AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE to radcom@rsgb.org.uk 

 

CANCELLED

30 Jan – Lincoln Shortwave Club Winter Radio Rally

Wragby Town Hall, Louth Road, Wragby, Market Rasen. Lincolnshire LN8 5PH

Talk In 145.375MHz. Indoor event. Doors open at 10am (disabled 9.30am), entry £2. Bacon Butties and refreshments available on site.

Bookings: Graham, M1DHV, 0777 287 8266 or contact@m1dhv.co.uk

 

Feb – Canvey Rally

Cancelled

With regret the organisers have cancelled the rally for 2022 due to the uncertain nature of the pandemic.

 

6 Feb – Red Rose Rally

Cancelled

[wmrc.co.uk/rally.htm]

 

10 Feb – ARRL National Convention

Orlando, Florida 32821, USA

[www.arrl.org/arrl-expo]

 

11-13 Feb – 75th Orlando HamCation

Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park

Second-largest ham radio convention in the United States. 65+ commercial traders, huge boot sale area, US ham license tests.

[www.hamcation.com]

 

20 Feb – Radioactive Fair

Nantwich Civic Hall, Cheshire CW5 5DG

 

5 Mar – Lagen Valley ARS Rally

Hillsborough Village Centre, 7 Ballynahinch Road BT26 6AR.

Doors open at 11am. Covid restrictions permitting. Please check before travelling. Further details www.lvars.uk

 

6 Mar – Exeter Radio & Electronics Rally

America Hall, De La Rue Way, EX4 8PW

Pete, G3ZVI  g3zvi@yahoo.co.uk

 

13 Mar – Hamzilla Radio Fest

Discovery Science Park, Gateway House, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9FF

Those who bought tickets and tables for 2021 will have their booking carried forward to Hamzilla 2022. Tickets available now from £3/tables £12.

[www.hamzilla.uk]

 

27 Mar – Callington ARS Rally

Callington Town Hall

Roger, 2E0RPH 0785 408 8882

 

9 Apr – 36th QRP Convention

Digby Hall, Sherborne

 

24 Apr – Cambridge Repeater Group Rally

Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridge, Cambs CB22 6RN

Doors open at 9.30am (7.30am for traders), admission £3. There will be a talk in station, trade stands, car boot area and Bring & Buy. Catering available on site. Lawrence, M0LCM, 0794 197 2724, rally2022@cambridgerepeaters.net

[www.cambridgerepeaters.net]

 

24 Apr – Northern Amateur Radio Societies Association Exhibition

Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA

Dave, M0OBW, 01270 761 608, dwilson@btinternet.com

[www.narsa.org.uk]

 

24 Apr – Andover Radio Club Spring Boot Sale
Wildhern Village Hall , SP11 0JE. (just north of Andover).
Open Sellers 09:00, Buyers 10:00.  £8 per Boot & £2 Buyers. Tables in the Hall £10. Organised by The Andover Radio Amateur Club Details:  arac@arac.org.uk  Web:  http://www.arac.org.uk

 

1 May – Thorpe camp Visitor Centre, Radio Amateur (Hamfest) Rally

Thorpe Camp, Tattershall, Thorpe, Lincolnshire

Open to the public at 9am till 1pm and open to Traders at 6.30am. Entry £4 per person, under 12 Free. Hot and cold food on site and car parking inside the grounds. Contact Anthony Freeman to book a space on 07956 654481.

 

2 May – Dartmoor Radio Rally (Bank Holiday Monday)

The Yelverton War Memorial Hall, Meavy Lane, Yelverton. Devon, PL20 6AL

Free parking. Doors open at 10am, admission £2.50. Bring & Buy, trader stands, refreshments available. Roger, 0785 408 8882, 2e0rph@gmail.com

 

11 Jun – Rochdale & District ARS Summer Rally

St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road (A680), Norden, Rochdale OL12 7QR

Doors open 10.15am (disabled 10am).

Robert, M0NVQ, m0nvq@outlook.com, 0777 811 3333

 

12 Jun – Junction 28 Radio Rally

Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church St. DE55 7BD. 10 min fromM1 Jct28.

100 tables for clubs and traders, all indoors. Meeting room, bar, snacks and café.

Tables £10, admission £3. See www.snadarc.com for booking form.

Alan Jones M0OLT  secretary @snadarc.com  01332 679913

 

19 Jun – East Suffolk Wireless Revival (Ipswich Rally)

Kirton Recreation Ground, Back Road, Kirton IP10 0PW (just off the A14).

Free car parking, doors open at 9.30am, admission £2. Tables from £10. Trade stands, car boot sale, Bring & Buy, special interests groups, GB4SWR HF station and an RSGB bookstall. Catering on site. Kevin, G8MXV, 0771 004 6846

[www.eswr.org.uk].

 

25 Jun – GI-QRP Convention

Tandragee Golf Club, 11 Markethill Road, Tandragee, Craigavon BT62 2ER

Venue has ample parking and disabled access. Doors open at 9am. Presentations start at 10am. There will be lectures/seminars, a Buildathon, Special Interest Groups, talk-in and trade stands. A prize draw/raffle will take place. Catering including a licensed bar will be available.

As well as this being the first-ever QRP convention in GI, there will be an opportunity to work the GQRP Club callsign GI5LOW for the first time in the week leading up to the Convention and the weekend of the Convention. The GI-QRP Convention is being held in association with the GQRP Club. Contact: Philip MI0MSO, 0784 902 5760, r8.giqrp@gmail.com.

 

26 Jun – Newbury Radio Rally

Newbury Showground, next to M4 J13, RG18 9QZ

Opens 9am (8am for sellers).

Phill, G6EES, 0777 150 4738, rally@nadars.org.uk

[www.nadars.org.uk/rally.asp]

 

3 Jul – Cornish RAC Rally

Penair School, St Clement, truro, Cornwall TR1 1TN

Doors open 10am, £2 admission, Bring & Buy, traders, local club stands, refreshments available on site and Disabled access. Contact Ken Tarry G0FIC 01209 821073 pendennis38@btinternet.com www.gx4crc.com

 

17 Jul – McMichael Amateur Radio Rally & Car Boot Sale

Reading Rugby Club, Sonning Lane (B4446) – just off the A4 at Sonning, east of Reading, Berkshire. Postcode: RG4 6ST, NGR SU 753 747

Doors open 9.30am, car boot set up from 8.30am. Large car boot area and plenty of free parking for sellers / buyers. Snack bar and licensed bar. Outdoor barbecue (weather permitting). Demonstrations and displays by special interest groups. Admission: £3 per person. Car boot sale: £10 per pitch, no booking required. Sorry but no dogs allowed, except for assistance dogs (site rule). https://mcmichaelrally.org.uk/

 

24 Jul – Finningley ARS Rally

Nr Doncaster (M180 J2)

Car boot style rally. Food bar.

[www.g0ghk.com]

 

31 Jul – Wiltshire Radio & Car Boot Sale

Kington Langley Village Hall and Playing Field, Kington Langley, Wiltshire SN15 5NJ

Doors open 9am, free admission. Traders welcome. Hot and cold refreshments available on site. Brian, G6HUI, rally@chippenhamradio.club

 

12 Aug – Cockenzie & Port Seton ARC 27th Mini-Rally Night

Community Centre, Main Hall, Port Seton

6pm, admission £2, tables on first come first served basis.

[www.cpsarc.com]

 

14 Aug – Flight Refuelling ARS Hamfest

Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, nr Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3DA.

Talk in on S22. Gates open 10am-6pm, entry £4 (includes car parking). Trade stands, indoor and field pitches available. Lectures will take place during the event. On-site catering. No dogs except Guide dogs (landowner’s condition). Tony Baker, G3PFM, 0774 347 5018, tbaker@tiscali.co.uk

[www.frars.co.uk]

 

21 AugRugby Amateur Transmitting Society Radio Rally

Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby, CV23 9PY

Open 10am. Car boot sale. Steve, G8LYB, 0795 685 5816, rally@rugbyats.co.uk.

[www.rugbyats.co.uk]

 

28 Aug – Milton Keynes ARS Rally

The Irish Centre, Manor Fields, Watling Street, Bletchley, MK2 2HX (opposite Dobbies Garden Centre)

Free onsite parking, catering and disabled facilities. Entrance £3, opens 9am. Outdoor pitches and indoor tables available, details: rally@mkars.org.uk

[www.mkars.org.uk]

 

28 Aug – Torbay Annual Communications Fair

Newton Abbot Racecourse Devon TQ12 3AF

Doors open at 10am with disabled visitors gaining access at 9.30am. Indoor event with plenty of free parking on site. There will be a Bring & Buy as well as an RSGB book stall. Catering will be available on site. To book tables call Pete, G4VTO on 01803864528 or Mike, G1TUU on 01803557941.

email rally team at rally@tars.org.uk .

 

4 Sep – Telford Hamfest

Harper Adams University (HAU) TF10 8NB

www.telfordhamfest.org.uk

 

16 Oct – Hornsea Amateur Radio Club Rally

Driffield Show ground. YO25 9DW

www.hornseaarc.co.uk