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 17th of March.

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 

20-22 May – Dayton Hamvention

Greene County Fairground, Xenia, Ohio, USA

World’s largest amateur radio show, now in its 70th year. Big stands from all major manufacturers, numerous smaller traders, massive flea market, world-class lectures, strong ARRL & RSGB presence including book stall.

[www.hamvention.org]

 

22 May – Dunstable Downs RC National Amateur Radio Car Boot Sale

Stockwood Park, Luton

All the usual facilities will be there, further details on www.ddrcbootsale.org

 

29 May – Durham District ARS Radio Rally
Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn, Co Durham DH6 5AT

Doors open 10.10am to 2.30pm (disabled: 10am) Admittance – £2. Bring-and-Buy Sale, Catering, Licensed Bar, RSGB Book Stall, Special Interest Groups, Talk-In, Trade Stands, Prize Draw/raffle. Contact: Michael Wright, G7TWX, 07826924192, dadars@gmx.com.

 

5 Jun – Spalding Radio Rally

Holbeach United Youth FC, Pennyhill Road, Holbeach, Lincs PE12 &PR

Doors open 10am (disabled 9.30am) and entry is £3. There will be a car boot area, flea market, trade stands. Catering is available on site. A prize draw/raffle will take place. Graham, G8NWC, 07754619701, rally2022@sdars.org.uk

 

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 – Mendips Radio Rally

Farrington Gurney Memorial Hall and Playing Fields, Church Lane, Farrington Gurney, Somerset BS39 6TY

There is free parking available and doors open between 9.30am and 1pm. Admission is £3. There will be inside tables and a large field for car boot traders (inside tables £8 each – outside pitches £5). Hot and cold refreshments will be available. For all enquiries call Luke on 07870 168 197 or email mendipsrally@hotmail.com

 

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. Trade sales, Private sales, RSGB, Club stands, New and Used, Transceivers, Vintage, QRP, Test Gear, Antennas, Power Supplies, Components, Accessories, Tools, Spares, Books & magazines. Tables £10, admission £3. See www.snadarc.com for booking form. Alan Jones M0OLT  secretary @snadarc.com  01332 679913

 

18 Jun – Bangor & District ARS 53rd Rally

Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church, 376 Belfast Road, Ballyrobert, Bangor BT19 1UH

Doors open 11.30am. Andrew, MI0OBR, 07980 846272

 

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].

 

24-26 Jun – Ham Radio Friedrichshafen

Messe, Friedrichshafen, Germany

Exhibitors & visitors from 52 countries, large flea market with around 300 stalls. Talks, meetings, socialising and much more.

[https://www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de/]

 

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 junction 13 of M4 motorway in Berkshire.

Over a hundred sellers, national societies and a demonstration marquee. Open to public from 9am, traders 8am. Admission £2.50. Free parking. Advance bookings now open. See 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

 

2 Jul – Laugharne Radio Rally

Millennium Memorial Hall, SA33 4QG

Doors open 10 until 12 noon. Details from Matthew 0739 882 5024.

 

3 Jul – Barford Norfolk Radio Rally

More details nearer the time. www.norfolkamateurradio.org.

 

9 Jul – Houghton Radio Club Free Radio Rally

The Dubmire Royal British Legion Club, Britannia Terrace, Fencehouses DH4 6LJ.

Doors open 10am till 3pm. The rally is open to trade, clubs and private sellers/exhibitors. Table space is limited. There is no charge for tables and it is free entry. Donations are welcome to the Royal British Legion Club. Tea and coffees will be available and a licenced bar from 11am. Anyone wishing to book tables please contact Amanda M6LXK by

email: westona84@gmail.com or call: 07787155745.

 

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

 

7 Aug – 2022 BATC Convention for Amateur TV 2022 (CAT 22) Part 1

Midland Air Museum, Rowley Rd, Coventry CV3 4FR

CAT 22 will be a meet-up, show and tell, test and fix-it, and Bring & Buy event from 10am to 4pm. There will be full test facilities available for 5.6GHz/Portsdown/MiniTiouner/Ryde/power amplifiers/preamps.

 

7 Aug – King’s Lynn ARC 32nd 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 & Buy. Onsite Catering. Further information and reservations email rally.klarc@gmail.com www.klarc.org.uk

 

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 .

 

29 Aug – HARS Annual Rally (Bank Holiday Monday)

Ernulf Academy, St Neots PE19 2SH

Gates open for Traders at 7am and the public at 9am.

Free car parking, Bring & Buy, indoor and outdoor stalls available. Catering provided. Talk in on 145.550 MHz on GX0HSR Contact Malcolm, M0OLG on events@hunts-hams.co.uk for details or phone 01480 214282. hunts-hams.co.uk

 

4 Sep – Telford Hamfest

Harper Adams University (HAU) TF10 8NB

www.telfordhamfest.org.uk

 

11 Sep – Caister Lifeboat Radio Rally

Caister Lifeboat station, Caister on Sea, NR30 5DJ

Entrance is via carpark on Beach Road  and is free for the public. Doors open 9am to 2pm (8am for sellers). Inside tables £10 each, outside £5 each. Raffle, onsite cafe, gift shop, museum. Contact, Zane M1BFI, m1bfi@outlook.com, 07711 214790.

 

17 Sep – Angel of the North Radio Rally

Whitehall Road Methodist Church Hall, Bensham, Gateshead NE8 4LH

Doors are open 10.30am till 3pm. Entrance charge £3 under 16s £1. Tea or Coffee and Bacon Butties £3.50. Bring and buy stall. Car parking will be available at Caedmon School next door on Whitehall Road. Cost per 6ft table is £10. To book tables please contact Nancy Bone 07990760920 Email: nancybone2001@yahoo.co.uk or Amanda Weston 07787155745 Email: westona84@gmail.com

 

25 Sep – Weston Super Mare RS 7th Radio & Electronics Rally

The Campus Community Centre BS24 7DX. [https://e-voice.org.uk/weston-super-mare-radio-society

 

16 Oct – Hornsea Amateur Radio Club Rally

Driffield Show ground. YO25 9DW

www.hornseaarc.co.uk

 

22 Oct – Essex CW Boot Camp/CW Convention

3rd Witham Scout & Guide HQ Rear of Spring Lodge Community Centre Powers Hall End Witham Essex CM8 2HE

Doors open at 08:30 for registration.  Begin 09:00 finish approx 16:30. Parking free. £10 with Free drinks, cakes. Pre-register as places are limited to G0IBN: g0ibn1@yahoo.com 0745 342 60 87

 

30 Oct – Galashiels Radio Rally

Volunteer Hall, St Johns Street, TD1 3JX

Doors open 11am. Usual traders, Bring & Buy and refreshments.

 

6 Nov – Bushvalley ARC Rally

Limavady Football Club

Doors open 11am and entry is £3 with a door prize ticket.

 

6 Nov – Holsworthy Radio Rally

Holsworthy Leisure Centre, Well Park, Western Road, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6DH

There will be Traders, a Bring & Buy and catering. The venue also has disabled access.

Traders from 8am. Doors open to the public at 10am. Traders & General Enquiries, Contact

m0omc@m0omc.co.uk

 

20 Nov – CATS 43rd Radio & Electronics Bazaar

Oasis Academy Coulsdon, Homefield Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 1ES

Doors open from 10am to 1pm. More from bazaar@catsradio.org.uk or contact Andy G0KZT on 07729 866 600.

 

27 Nov – Bishop Auckland RAC Rally

Spennymoor Leisure Centre, High St, Spennymoor DL16 6DB

A variety of stalls, including radio old and new, computers, electronics and a Bring & Buy. Catering and bar facilities on site. There is good parking, and the rally takes place in a large ground floor hall. Doors open at 10.30am (10am for disabled visitors). Contact Bob Dingle, G0OCB on 07710 023916 or email g4ttf@yahoo.co.uk for more details.