Rallies

This listing is correct as of  13 January 2023

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 

 

12 Feb – MIDCARS Radioactive Fair

Nantwich Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich CW5 5DG

Doors open 10am and admission is £5. A wide variety of trader stalls covering every aspect of the radio hobby, new and old radios, computers and electronics and a Bring & Buy platform. Raffles throughout the rally. Refreshments and snacks available in the hall and parking is immediately adjacent to the hall.

 

26 Feb – West Manchester Radio Club’s Red Rose Rally

St. Joseph’s Hall, Leigh WN7 2PJ

Free parking, café services and a raffle are among the attractions on offer. For further information visit: www.wmrc.co.uk/rally.htm

 

Mar – Callington Amateur Radio Society (CARS) 2023 Rally

We regret to announce the Callington Amateur Radio Society (CARS) 2023 Rally (usually held last Sunday in March) has been cancelled because of conflict with an alternative amateur radio-related event at the venue on the same day, notice of which will be provided by the organiser. Please contact Steve, G7HEP (CARS Secretary) on 07971 647 837 or 01566 773 154 for more details, or see the website at: www.callingtonradiosociety.org.uk

 

4 Mar – Lagan Valley Amateur Radio Society Rally

The Lagan Valley Amateur Radio Society is holding its annual rally on 4 March 2023 at the Hillsborough Village Centre, 7 Ballynahinch Road, BT26 6AR. Doors open at 10.30am. For further details visit www.lvars.uk

 

5 Mar – Exeter Radio & Electronics Rally

America Hall, De la Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8PW

The doors will open at 10.30am for everyone and 10.15am for disabled visitors. Admission is £3 (under 16s free). There will be trade stands, bring and buy (book in from 10.15am)

 

11 Mar South Kesteven ARS, Junk Sale

Railway Club, Grantham, NG31 7AU

Doors open for traders at 8am (bring your own table). Doors open for the public between 9.30am and 1pm. Admission for traders is £5 and for the public £1. Burger van/refreshments will be available on site. Maximum table length is 2m. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Contact Stewart, M0SDM for more details via s.mason@skars.co.uk

 

12 Mar – British Vintage Wireless Society Meet – Biggleswade

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

Lively event with traders selling vintage radios (and TVs), components including valves and test-gear. Large Bring and Buy and BVWS stalls. Refreshments available. Extensive free off-road car-parking right by the hall, disabled parking right by the main door. Level access throughout. Non-BVWS members very welcome.  Doors open 9.30am. Admission £8.

Details via Jeremy G8MLK QTHR or jezzer3@hotmail.com or 07799 110080.

 

12 Mar – Dover Amateur Radio Club Presents HAMZILLA 2023

Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford, Kent, TN24 9QX

Free Parking availabe. Doors open at 10am (or 9.30am for early bird ticket holders). Local and national traders are welcome! Join SDR Play, Ceecom Antennas, Icom and ICQ Podcast. Book your ticket and/or table online at Hamzilla.uk or email: club@darconline.  @HamzillaRally on Twitter or search ‘Hamzilla Radio Fest’ page on Facebook to stay up to date.

 

2 Apr – Hack Green Military Surplus & Military Radio Hangar Sale

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 8AL. Sale of electronic equipment, amateur gear, components, military radio items and vehicle spares.

Contact: coldwar@hackgreen.co.uk [www.hackgreen.co.uk]. Any last minute news will appear on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/HGsecretbunker/

 

15 Apr – Yeovil ARC Thirty-seventh QRP Convention

The Digby Hall, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3AA. Doors open 9.30 to 1.30, Admission £3 (no dogs except guide dogs). Talks, Traders, Bring & Buy, Club Stalls, Café, Parking (Car parking charges apply). Supported by RSGB, G-QRP & RAFARS. See http://yeovil-arc.com or contact qrp@yeovil-arc.com

 

16 Apr – Holsworthy Spring Rally & Boot Sale

Holsworthy Livestock Market EX22 7FA. Doors open 10am.

Traders and Car boot please contact the club secretary for details: holsworthyarc@gmail.com

 

23 Apr and 3 Sep – CANCELLED: Andover Radio Club Spring & Autumn Boot Sale at Wildhern

 

7 May – Hamfest Rally 2023
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre. £4 per person entry. Traders to arrive from 7am. Visitors to arrive from 9am. Museum open to the public from 1-5pm.
Hot food and drinks available on site. No need to book.

 

7 May – Dartmoor Radio Rally

Yelverton War Memorial Hall, Meavy Lane, Yelverton. Devon, PL20 6AL. Free Parking. There will be the usual bring and buy, trader stands and refreshments available. Doors open at 10am.  Admission is £2.50. Contact Roger:  Tel: 07854  088882, 2e0rph@gmail.com

 

14 May – Braehead Rally 

This Rally is being run by Raynet-UK
Rally Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ScottishRadioRally/

More info can be found via/www.braeheadradiorally.com/ for booking tables etc

 

23 Apr NARSA – Northern Amateur Radio Societies Association Exhibition (Blackpool Rally)

Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA.
Details from Dave, M0OBW 01270 761 608 dwilson@btinternet.com (www.narsa.org.uk)

 

11 Jun – Junction 28 Radio Rally

Alfreton Leisure Centre Bowls Hall, Church St. Alfreton, DE55 7BD

Trader Bookings are now being taken for 2023 at Alfreton Leisure Centre, DE55 7BD. £12 per table (all provided), admission £3 per person. As usual there will be 100 tables for traders, normally including dealers, manufacturers, large and small suppliers providing new and used equipment from vintage and military to the latest technology including:  SDR, TV, DX, HF, VHF and Microwave. With lots of components, tools and accessories from tiny capacitors through to chips, cables and connectors to large antenna masts plus books and magazines. Local and national or specialist clubs are represented: RSGB, RAIBS, G-QRP, BR ARS etc. Everything is indoors including a meeting room, bar, refreshments and full Café on site. Doors open at 10.15am, traders will have access from 8am. For Booking form, location map etc see www.snadarc.com

 

18 Jun – 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 £3. 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

 

25 Jun Newbury Radio Rally

Newbury Showground, next to junction 13 of the M4 motorway in Berkshire, RG18 9QZ. This is the 34th year of The Newbury Radio Rally and is the ideal event for anyone interested in radio communications, computing and electronics. There will be a display area with an amateur radio station, exhibits, special interest groups, clubs and societies. Open to sellers at 8am and visitors at 9am. Massive free parking. Entry is £3 for visitors, £15 for a sellers pitch. Advance bookings (with discount) can be made via www.nadars.org.uk/rally.asp  On-site catering and disabled facilities will be available. Contact: email: NewburyRally@nadars.org.uk , or web: www.nadars.org.uk

 

30 Jul – The New Black Country Radio Rally

Bloxwich Active Living Centre, High Street, Bloxwich, Walsall, WS3 2DA

Doors will be open from 10am to 4pm. There is a large carpark available and catering on site. Entry is £3 each or £5 for two. See www.theradioclub.co.uk for details of traders and clubs attending.

 

6 Aug – BATC Convention for Amateur TV 2023 (CAT 23) Part 1

CAT 23 will take place on Sunday 6 August as a meet-up, show and tell, test and fix-it, and bring and buy event from 10.30am to 4pm.  There will be full ATV and Microwave test facilities available for QO-100, 5.6GHz FM, Portsdown, MiniTiouner, Ryde, and power amplifiers and preamps.

 

13 Aug – Flight Refuelling Amateur Radio Society Hamfest

 

27 Aug – Milton Keynes Amateur Radio Society Rally

The rally will be held at a new venue this year – Heron’s Lodge Guide Activity Centre, Bradwell Road, Loughton Lodge, Milton Keynes, MK8 9AA (Opposite the National Badminton Centre) 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

 

2 Sep – G-QRP Club and Telford & District ARS jointly organised Convention

Harper Adams University campus near Telford, Shropshire, TF10 8NB. Featuring the famous G-QRP ‘Buildathon’. Further details at: www.gqrp.com/convention.htm and www.telfordhamfest.org.uk Contact: Martyn, G3UKV on 01952 255416 or John, M0JZH on 07824 737716.

 

3 Sep – Annual Telford HamFest  and continued G-QRP Convention

Harper Adams University campus near Telford, Shropshire, TF10 8NB, continuing the G-QRP Convention and Buildathon the previous day. More information and email details may be found on the Telford HamFest website: www.telfordhamfest.org.uk  and www.gqrp.com/convention.htm or by contacting Martyn, G3UKV on 01952 255416, or John, M0JZH 07824 737716.

 

10 Sep – Caister Lifeboat Radio Rally

Raffle, onsite cafe, gift shop, museum. Free entry, open 9am-2pm (8am for sellers). Inside tables £10 each, outside £5 each. Location: Caister Lifeboat station, Caister on Sea, NR30 5DJ. Entrance via carpark on Beach Rd. Contact, Zane M1BFI, Email. m1bfi@outlook.com, Tel 07711 214790

 

8 Oct – Hack Green Military Surplus & Military Radio Hangar Sale

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 8AL. Sale of electronic equipment, amateur gear, components, military radio items and vehicle spares.

Contact: coldwar@hackgreen.co.uk [www.hackgreen.co.uk]. Any last minute news will appear on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/HGsecretbunker/

 

15 Oct – Hornsea ARC Rally

Driffield Showground, YO25 9DW, Organiser Les 2E0LBJ  tel 01377 252 393 or email lbjpinkney1@hotmail.co.uk

 

22 Oct – Galashiels Radio Rally (provisional date) 

Location: Volunteer Hall, St Johns Street, Galashiels, TD1 3JX. Doors open at 11am and we hope to have the normal traders, bring and buy and refreshments.