Rallies

This listing is correct as of 15 July 2024

To have 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 

 

21 Jul – Bury St Edmunds Radio Rally

The Rougham Tower Museum, IP32 7QB. The doors open at 9.30am (8am for traders).

Refreshments from Museum’s Cafeteria. Toilet facilities available.

Table top sales £6. Traders and vans £15.

Entry £3.

All enquiries to rally2024@bsears.co.uk

 

21 Jul Finningley ARS Rally 2024

Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX.

Near J2, M180. From 10am.

Car boot style rally. Food bar.

Further details available at: www.g0ghk.com

Contact: kevin.avery@tunstall.com or martin.m0hom@gmail.com

 

28 Jul Wiltshire Radio Summer Rally

Opens 9am, closes 1pm. Kington Langley Village Hall, Kington Langley, SN15 5NJ. Just off Junction 17 of the M4.

Admission £3, indoor tables £10.

Car boot:  car-size pitch £10, van size pitch £15.

Hot and cold refreshments available on site.

Contact: Chairman@Chippenhamradio.club

 

4 Aug – BATC Convention For Amateur TV 2024 (Cat 24) Part 1

Midland Air Museum, Rowley Rd, Coventry CV3 4FR.

CAT 24 will take place on Sunday 4 August as a meet-up, show and tell, test and fix-it, and bring and buy event from 10am to 4pm. There will be full test facilities available for 5.6GHz/Portsdown/MiniTiouner/Ryde/power amplifiers/preamps.

 

4 Aug – British Vintage Wireless Society (BVWS)

Swapmeet, Punnetts Town. BVWS members only.

 

4  Aug – King’s Lynn ARC 34th Great Eastern Radio Rally

Gaywood Community Centre, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4EL. NGR TF638203

Doors open at 9am.  Admission £2.50. Traders from 7am, outdoor pitch £8, indoor £10 per table. Car parking is free. There will be trade stands and a bring and buy. Onsite Catering available.

Further information and reservations email: rally.klarc@gmail.com

Website: www.klarc.org.uk

 

11 Aug – Flight Refuelling A.RS. Hamfest

 

18 Aug – Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society Annual Radio Rally
Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby, CV23 9PY.

Admission: £4 Per Person.

Pitches: pre-booked £15, on the day £20.

NGR: SP395710, Lat/Long: 52.336N  01.421W  .

Open 10am to 4pm, 8am for sellers.

Features: car boot sale and catering

For more information contact Steve, G8LYB: 9 Ashlawn Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5ET, 07956 855816, rally@rugbyats.co.uk, www.rugbyats.co.uk

 

18 Aug – West Manchester Radio Club Red Rose Summer Rally
St Josephs Hall, Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PJ.

Doors open at 10am.

For further info and bookings, please email rally@wmrc.co.uk, lesjackson@ntlworld.com  or phone 07796 264 569.

 

25 Aug – Milton Keynes Amateur Radio Society

Heron’s Lodge Guide Activity Centre, Bradwell Road, Loughton Lodge, Milton Keynes, MK8 9AA (opposite the National Badminton Centre. Follow the brown shuttlecock signs) which has excellent modern facilities together with free onsite parking, catering and disabled facilities.

Entrance fee £3. Free parking. Open to the public from 9am

For trader and exhibitor enquiries please email rally@mkars.org.uk. Outdoor pitches and indoor tables available.  For more information see www.mkars.org.uk

 

25 Aug – Torbay Annual Communications Fair

Newton Abbot Racecourse, TQ12 3AF. Doors open at 10am.

Indoor event with free parking, bring and buy, RSGB book stall and catering on site.

Contact Pete, G4VTO on 018033864528 or Mike, G1TUU on 01803557941

Email: rally@tars.org.uk

 

26 Aug – Huntingdonshire Amateur Radio Society Annual Rally

Ernulf Academy, St Neots, PE19 2SH.

Gates open for traders at 7am and for the public at 9am. The entrance fee is £3.

Free car parking, RSGB Bookstall, bring and buy, catering provided, indoor and outdoor stalls available.

Contact Malcolm, M0OLG on henry_hirst@hotmail.com for details or phone 01480 214282.

 

1 Sep – Telford Hamfest 

 

8 Sep – Caister Lifeboat Radio Rally

Caister Lifeboat station, Caister on Sea, NR30 5DJ. Entrance via carpark on Beach Rd.

Free entry, open 9am-2pm (8am for sellers).

Raffle, onsite café, gift shop, museum.

Inside tables £10 each, outside £5 each.

Contact, Zane M1BFI: m1bfi@outlook.com, 07711 214 790

 

15 Sep – British Vintage Wireless Society (BVWS) Biggleswade Swapmeet and Auction

The Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8JH.

Stallholders’ entry from 9am. General entry from 9.30am £8.  Auction starts at 12.30pm. Hot and cold refreshments available all day.

Vintage technology jumble and auction. Lots of stalls full of vintage goodies and ephemera.

A bring-and-buy stall is available with a 10% commission on sales going to the British Vintage Wireless and Television Museum.

All welcome, but only BVWS members can bid in the auction. You can join BVWS on the day.

Information (including stall bookings) from Jeremy Owen, G8MLK, secretary@bvws.org.uk. More details at BVWS.org.uk

 

21, 22 Sep – East Midlands Ham & Electronics Rally

Beckingham Village Hall, Southfield Lane, Doncaster DN10 4FX

Although the venue has a Doncaster postcode, it is very close to Gainsborough and is well connnected to road networks. The organisers invite traders, special interest group exhibitors and visitors with an interest in any aspect of radio whether that be amateur, CB, PMR, Meshtastic, or computers and electronics. As this will be a two-day event, the organisers are offering overnight camping on Friday (20 September) and Saturday (21 September), and a Saturday evening barbecue. Refreshments are available on both days.

Strictly no dogs (except assistance dogs) allowed at this venue.

Doors open for visitors:

  • Saturday 9.30am until 4 pm, disabled access from 9.15am
  • Sunday 9.30 am until 12 pm (noon) disabled 9.15am
  • Admission: £3 per person per day

Doors open for traders:

  • 7am, floor and walkways to be clear by 9am
  • inside tables £10 per day per table
  • outside pitches £8 per day (boot sale, tables not supplied)

Overnight camping is available Friday 2pm till Sunday 2pm, £10 per night, toilets and showers provided.

There is an onsite bar which will be open for these times only: Friday 6pm-10pm (for overnight campers only), Saturday 2pm-4pm (all visitors) and 6pm -10pm (for overnight campers only).

For booking call John or Chris 07767 146574 / 07579 775717 or visit www.g0raf.co.uk/rally

 

22 Sep – Weston super Mare Radio Society 9th Radio & Electronics Rally

10am, The Campus Community Centre, Worle, Weston super Mare, BS24 7DX.

For further information and to book a table please contact: westonradiosociety@gmail.com

 

27, 28 Sep – National Hamfest

Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground, NG24 2NY.

An event not to be missed by anyone who has a interest in amateur radio, shortwave listening or anything related to radio communications. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or new to the hobby, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet manufacturers, traders, specialist groups and fellow enthusiasts.  See nationalhamfest.org.uk  for ticket sales and early discounted tickets.

 

6 Oct – 49th Welsh Radio Rally

Llanwern High School. Hartridge Farm Rd, Newport NP18 2YE

Easy access from the M4 J24. Then follow the A48 to Newport. At first roundabout straight on, second roundabout first off. Up a winding hill and take the first left to Llanwern High School.

Traders From 7am. Doors open 9.30am. Free Parking. Entrance fee is £3 per person.

Traders, bring and buy, RSGB Books, raffle and refreshments,

10.30am: a talk by Eric Edwards, GW8LJJ – Test Equipment for the (modern) Ham Shack. Is it needed? This will cover multimeters, signal generators, oscilloscopes, and more.

11.30am: a talk about digital radio by Andy Taylor MW0MWZ, the developer of Pi-star software – Pi-star, the basic synopsis; a brief introduction to digital modes D-Star, YSF, DMR, NXDN, P25; a brief introduction to Pi-Star.; why Pi-Star Exists/Pi-Star History; where next? Followed by Questions.

Contact: Mike Rackham, GW4JKV, welshradiorally@gmail.com, 07976 368250 01495 226149.

www.gw6gw.co.uk

 

11-13 Oct – RSGB 2024 Convention

 

26 Oct – BATC Convention For Amateur TV 2024 (CAT 24) Part 2 – Online

Online Talks about ATV-related topics from 10am until 3pm. http://batc.org.uk/live

 

26 Oct – Essex CW Boot Camp

Meet your CW friends face to face for a day of CW activities, tea, coffee and cakes!

For more information visit essexcw.uk

 

27 Oct – British Vintage Wireless Society (BVWS)

Swapmeet, Golborne. BVWS members only.

 

27 Oct – Galashiels Rally

11am at the Volunteer Hall, St Johns Street, Galashiels, TD1 3JX.

There will be refreshments, traders and bring and buy.

Admission fee: £3.

Contact rallyqueries@galaradioclub.co.uk for more information or visit www.galaradioclub.co.uk

 

24 Nov– Bishop Auckland Radio Amateur Club Annual Rally

Spennymoor Leisure Centre, Co Durham, DL166DB. The usual traders, catering, ample parking and disabled facilities will be available. For more information, and downloadable forms for traders, please visit barac.org.uk

 

1 Dec – Wiltshire Radio Winter Rally 

Opens 9am, closes 1pm. Kington Langley Village Hall, Kington Langley, SN15 5NJ. Just off Junction 17 of the M4.

Admission £3, indoor tables £10.

Car boot:  car-size pitch £10, van size pitch £15.

Hot and cold refreshments available on site.

Contact: Chairman@Chippenhamradio.club

 

8 Dec – British Vintage Wireless Society (BVWS)

Swapmeet and auction, Royal Wootton Bassett. BVWS members only.

 

8 Dec – Mid-Devon Amateur Radio & Electronics Fair 2024

Winkleigh Sports & Recreation Centre from 9am to 1pm. Entry £3 per person, no charge for partners and under 16s.

Easy access from the A3124, free parking, free Wi-Fi, hot food and refreshments available. A chance to pick up hard-to-find electronic components, two-way radio and computer hardware.

Traders £5 per 6 foot frontage (tables supplied), pre-booking in advance recommended. Mains electricity available on request.

Traders – please pre-book ASAP  please contact Phil G6DLJ  07990 563147 or email wrg2024@hotmail.com

Winkleigh Sports & Recreation Centre, Mid-Devon EX19 8HZ

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