Rallies

This listing is correct as of 11 April 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 

 

20 Apr – Yeovil ARC 38th QRP Convention

The Digby Hall, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AA. 9.30am to 1.30pm. Admission £3.

Talks, traders, bring and buy, club stalls, café, parking.

Supported by RSGB, G-QRP and RARARS.

For more information, see yeovil-arc.com, contact M0WOB or email derekbowen1949@talktalk.net

 

21 April – Andover Radio Amateur Club Boot Sale

Wildhern Village Hall, Tangley, Wildhern, Andover, SP11 0JE.

OS grid reference : SU 35171 50993
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Doors open at 10am (9am for sellers). £2 entry, £8 for a field pitch and £10 for a table in the hall.

Facilities: free marshalled car parking, hot and cold refreshments; disabled facilities, dogs welcome (outside only).

For more information, please visit: arac.org.uk

For table bookings please email: admin@arac.org.uk

 

21 Apr – Cambridge Repeater Group Rally

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

Open 9.30am (7.30am for traders).

Car boot sale, talk-in, trade stands, clubs, bring and buy, RSGB books, free marshalled car park and burger van.

Strictly no dogs except assistance dogs.

Contact Lawrence, M0LCM, 07941-972724, rally2024@cambridgerepeaters.net for bookings & details.

www.cambridgerepeaters.net

 

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

Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA.

Details from Dave Wilson, M0OBW 01270 761608.

dwilson@btinternet.com  www.narsa.org.uk

 

5 May – Lough Erne Amateur Radio Club 40th Annual Radio Rally

Share Discovery Village, 221 Lisnaskea Road, Lisnaskea, Enniskillen BT92 0JZ.

The following will be available: food and drink, bring and buy, RSGB books/QSL Bureau, IRTS, all the usual variety of traders.

Doors open at 11am (traders to arrive around 9am).

£/Euro 5 admission to include draw ticket (usual draw).

Contact Alan at argault91@gmail.com to arrange a table.

 

5 May – Thorpe Camp Hamfest 2024

Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Tattershall Thorpe, Lincs, LN4 4PL.

7am arrival for traders  (please do not arrive earlier than this time), 9am arrival for buyers.

Entrance fee: £5 per person.

 

12 May – RetrotechUK (BVWS)

Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3FL.

Doors open 10.30am. £10 Entry (£25 early-doors entry at 9am).

Annual event organised by the British Vintage Wireless Society.  Nearly 200 stalls of dealers, clubs and private sellers. Retro and vintage radios, televisions, hi-fi and audio, records (LPs, 45s, 78s), communications and test equipment, gramophones, telephones, spares, early video games and computing. bring & buy.

Everyone welcome. Details from Greg Hewitt info@retrotechuk.com and www.retrotechuk.com

 

18 May – Barry Amateur Radio Society Rally

Sully Sports and Social Club, South Road, Sully, CF64 5SP.

Doors open from 9.30am. Admission is £3. Access for traders from 7.30am.

Traders and exhibitors ring Nigel, GW1CUQ  on 02920892580

For general enquiries ring Steve, 2W0VOG  on 07900560080 or email s.cawsey@sky.com

 

19 May – Braehead Rally

Braehead Arena, 150 Kings Inch Road, G51 4BN.

Doors open from 10am to 4pm. £4 entry with free parking and great bus links.

There will be a raffle, bring and buy and RSGB book stand. Food and drink available within the event. Plenty of traders listed on the website.

CSFM repeater Group AGM will be held on the day.

http://www.braeheadradiorally.com

https://www.facebook.com/ScottishRadioRally

 

19 May – Dartmoor Radio Club Rally

Yelverton War Memorial Hall, PL20 6AL.

Doors open at 10am.

For more information, please contact Roger Hann on 07854 088 882 or email 2e0rph@gmail.com

 

26 May – Durham and District ARS Radio Rally

Bowburn Community Centre, Bowburn, Co Durham DH6 5AT.

Doors open from 10.10am to 2.30pm with disabled visitors gaining access at 10am. Admittance is £2. There will be a bring & buy sale, trade stands, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. Catering and licensed bar on site.

Michael Wright , G7TWX, 07826 924 192, dadars@gmx.com

 

2 Jun – Spalding and District Amateur Radio Society Annual Rally

New venue: Spalding Rugby and Football Club, Centenary Park, Drain Bank North, Spalding, Lincs, PE12 6AF

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General admission is £3 per person.

Features: free on-site car park, inside and outside traders, RSGB book stall and outside boot area.

on-site catering and bar.

www.sdars.org.uk/spaldingrally

rally2024@sdars.org.uk

Contact Graham, G8NWC on 07754619701

 

9 Jun – Junction 28 Radio Rally

Alfreton Sports Centre DE55 7BD, 1 mile from M1 J28. Open 10.15am. Admission £4 Cash Only. Tables £12 in advance.

Everything is indoors and a bar and refreshments are available.

Large and small suppliers, including Canny Components, providing new and used equipment. As usual RSGB, local and national/specialist groups. See www.snadarc.com for map/routes with photos of previous events and trader booking form or contact j28rally@snadarc.com

 

9 Jun – Mendips Rally

Farrington Gurney Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Farrington Gurney, BS39 6UA

9am to 1pm, admission £2. Traders from 7.30am.

Inside tables £8 each, field pitches £5.

Features: free car parking, hot and cold refreshments.

Contact Luke on 07870 168 197 or email mendipsrally@hotmail.com

 

15 Jun – The Rochdale & District Amateur Radio Summer Rally

St Vincent de Paul’s Hall, Norden, Rochdale, OL12 7QR. Doors open at 10am with entry still at only £3. Usual traders and caterers will be present. Plenty of free parking.

Please note that all proceeds from this rally will be given to a local charity. Last year the organisers were able to donate £4,000 from rally sales and Silent Key donations to the Rochdale Springhill Hospice.

Contact Dave, G3RIK: dave@cardens.me.uk, 01706 633400, 07813 671 296

 

16 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 and buy, special interest groups, GB4SWR HF station and an RSGB bookstall. Catering is available on site.

Contact Kevin G8MXV, 07710 046 846 or visit www.eswr.org.uk

 

23 Jun Newbury Radio Rally

Newbury Showground, next to junction 13 of M4 motorway in Berkshire, RG18 9QZ

This is the 35th 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. Lots of free parking. Entry is £3 visitor, £15 sellers pitch.

Advance bookings (with discount) can be made via www.nadars.org.uk/rally.asp

On-site catering. Disabled facilities.

Contact: email: NewburyRally@nadars.org.uk , or visit: www.nadars.org.uk

 

30 Jun Dunstable Downs Radio Club Bootsale

Stockwood Park (check www.ddrcbootsale.org for location details).

Bootsale open to traders from 7.30am and the general public from 9am.

Entrance/Car park fee £4.00 per vehicle.

www.ddrcbootsale.org

 

7 Jul – British Vintage Wireless Society (BVWS)

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

 

14 Jul – McMichael Radio & Electronics Rally and Car Boot Sale 2024

Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6ST.

Doors open at 9am (8am for traders).

Visitors £4 per person. Traders £10 per table (includes entry for two people).

The McMichael Radio & Electronics Rally and Car Boot Sale is an established, popular and growing annual event for radio amateurs and electronics enthusiasts in the South. Whether you are looking for that special component, a new project, a retail bargain or to meet fellow enthusiasts, the McMichael Rally is the event to attend. Being held in mid-summer, the weather is usually warm and dry and the Reading Rugby Club venue offers a good bar and catering, including a BBQ (weather and demand allowing) and has ample free parking. Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue will be providing a first response service. No dogs other than assistance dogs are allowed on the events field.

Email general enquiries to rally@radarc.org, traders enquiries to traders@radarc.org, telephone Colin Ashley on 07706 512 505, website: https://mcmichaelrally.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/McMichaelRadioRally/

Instagram: @mcmichael_radio_rally/

Twitter: @McMichaelRally

 

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 Sunday

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 – 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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.  The nationalhamfest.org.uk website will be live from 1 May 2024 for ticket sales and early discounted tickets.

 

https://www.nationalhamfest.org.uk

27 Oct – British Vintage Wireless Society (BVWS)

Swapmeet, Golborne. BVWS members only.

 

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.