Rallies

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28 APRIL 2019
NARSA – NORTHERN AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETIES ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION. (Blackpool Rally)
Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA.
There will be a talk-in station and plenty of car parking. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. Doors open at 10.30, or 10.15 for disabled visitors. Catering is available on site. Dave, M0OBW 01270 761 608 dwilson@btinternet.com [www.narsa.org.uk]

28 APRIL 2019
ANDOVER RAC SPRING CAR BOOT SALE
Wildhern Village Hall, Nr Andover, SP11 0JE
Open at 10am. Admission £2.00. Indoor tables £10.00, outdoor £8.00. Our classic bacon rolls, cakes, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks are available all day. Ample on site parking and indoor shelter should it rain. Contact Paul G4KZY 07775 738 200, arac@arac.org.uk. http://www.arac.org.uk
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5 MAY 2019
THORPE CAMP HAMFEST
Open for traders who camp over to set up from 29th April. More information in the events page of thorpecamp.org or Sylvia or Ant on 0795 665 4481.

6 MAY 2019 (New Venue)
35th DARTMOOR RADIO CLUB RALLY
The Butchers Hall, Pannier Market, Tavistock
Entrance to the rally will be from the square and doors open at 10am. Admission is £2. There will be traders, a Bring & Buy and an RSGB bookstall. Refreshments will be available. Contact Roger, 2E0RPH on 07854 088 882, or by email to 2e0rph@gmail.com

17-19 MAY 2019
DAYTON HAMVENTION
Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Dayton, Ohio

19 MAY 2019
DUNSTABLE DOWNS NATIONAL AMATEUR RADIO CAR BOOT SALE
Stockwood Park, Luton LU1 4BQ
All the usual facilities. [www.ddrcbootsale.org]

26 MAY 2019
DURHAM DISTRICT ARS RADIO RALLY
Bowburn Community Association, Durham Road, Bowburn, Co. Durham DH6 5AT Doors open 10.10am to 2.30am with disabled visitors gaining access at 10am. Admittance is £2. There will be traders, a Bring & Buy as well as an RSGB bookstall and Special Interest Groups. Catering and a licensed bar is on site. Contact Michael Wright, G7TWX, 07826 924 1192, g7twx@mickwright.f9.co.uk.

2 JUNE 2019
SPALDING DARS ANNUAL RALLY
Holbeach Community Sports Academy, Pennyhill Lane, Holbeach PE12 7PR
Doors open at 9.30am and admittance is £3. The venue offers easy access from the A17, large area for boot traders and modern hall for indoor traders. There will be a Car Boot Sale, RSGB Book Stall, Special Interest Groups and trade stands. Catering is available on site and there will be a prize draw/raffle. Contact Graham Boor, G8NWC, 07754 619 701, rallysecretary@sdars.org.uk.

9 JUNE 2019
JUNCTION 28 RADIO RALLY
Alfreton Leisure Centre, Alfreton, Derbyshire.
Doors open 10.15am (traders’ setup from 7.30am). Admission £3. Run by South Normanton & Alfreton & District ARC. There will be full disabled facilities and a bar selling alcoholic, hot and cold beverages, and a selection of cobs on the day. Hot food also available in the on-site café. Free parking on the day. Over 100 tables all indoors with dealers & private traders, RSGB, local & national clubs. New rigs and accessories to vintage, spares and components.For further details contact Alan Jones, snadarcsec@gmail.com or 01332 679 913.

9 JUNE 2019
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 £2. 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].

15 JUNE 2019
ROCHDALE AND DISTRICT ARS SUMMER RALLY
Proceeds from this rally ensure the continued operation of DMR repeater GB7MR.
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road (A680), Norden, Rochdale OL12 7QR.
Doors open to the public at 10.15am with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Admission is £2.50 with those under 12 years free. £5 per pitch (for traders with own tables) or £10 for a pitch with table provided. Refreshments available including bacon and sausage butties. Further details: Robert, M0NVQ m0nvq@outlook.com or 07778113333.

16 JUNE 2019
16th WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY
Cheese & Grain venue, Market Yard, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
Doors open 10am to 2pm. The event will feature inside & outside trade stands, RSGB book stall, cafe, disabled access & facilities, car parking. Further information from Shaun, G8VPG, on 01225 873 098, or email: rallymanager@westrally.org.uk [www.westrally.org.uk]

16 JUNE 2019
SCOTTISH AMATEUR RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY
INTU Braehead Centre, Glasgow
Doors open at 10 a.m. There are Traders, Radio Clubs and a Bring & Buy. Areas for clubs to operate from and talks and presentations will be running throughout the day. On-line exams are also available subject to prior notification. Refreshments and disabled facilities are available on-site. Contact info@asrarally.com or visit the website at www.asrarally.com. For more information call Tony Miles on 07702 134 188.

21-23 Jun – Ham Radio Friedrichshafen

22 JUNE 2019
BANGOR & DISTRICT ARS RALLY
The Hub, Hamilton Road, Bangor
Doors open 10am. More from 02890422762 or by e-mail to samanumi11@gmail.com

23 JUNE 2019
NEWBURY RADIO RALLY AND BOOT SALE
Newbury Showground, next to M4 J13
A talk-in station will be on S22 (V44). There is free car parking. Traders can gain access as 8am and visitors at 9am. Admissions will be £2.50. Car boot sale pitches are £12.50. The show will have a huge radio, electronics & computing boot sale, plus demonstration marquee with display of amateur radio on air, plus clubs and national society stands. Catering is available on site. Contact Phill, G6EES on 07771 504738 or by email to NewburyRally@nadars.org.uk [www.nadars.org.uk]

29 JUNE (Saturday) 2019
HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING ARC FREE RADIO RALLY
Dubmire Royal British Legion Club, Britannia Terrace, Fencehouses, DH4 6LJ.
Doors open 10.15am (10am for disabled). The rally is open to trade, clubs and private sellers/exhibitors. Table space is limited so it will be allocated on a first come first served. There is no charge for sellers and is free entry as well. Donations welcome to the Royal British Legion Club. Hot drinks available and a licenced bar will be open from 11am. Bookings/info: Amanda Weston, M6LXK, 0778 715 5745, westona1@tiscali.co.uk.

6 JULY 2019 (Saturday)
STOCKPORT RS RALLY
Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport, Cheshire SK2 6SQ
Doors open 9.30am to 4pm with disabled visitors gaining access at 9.15am. Admittance is £2. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and an RSGB Bookstall. Catering is available on site. A talk-in station will be on the air. Nigel Roscoe, G0RXA, 07506 904422, info@g8srs.co.uk.

7 JULY 2019
BARFORD NORFOLK RADIO RALLY
Barford Village Hall & Green, Barford, Norwich, NR9 4AB
Opens 0900 (traders from 0800) with talk in on S22 and featuring trade stands, car boot sales, bring and buy, raffle, repeater groups, catering and free car parking. Entry £2 per person / under 16’s free. Pitches £8. Contact radio@dcpmicro.com [www.norfolkamateurradio.org].

14 JULY 2019
CORNISH RADIO AMATEUR CLUB RALLY
Penair School, St Clements, Truro TR1 1TN
Doors open 10.30am until 4pm. There will be trade stands and a Bring & Buy. Catering is available on site. Contact Mike Halloway on 01209 211 069, email mike.g1nrf@hotmail.com

14 JULY 2019
McMICHAEL RADIO RALLY AND BOOT SALE
Reading Rugby Football Club, Sonning Lane, Sonning on Thames. RG4 6ST
Doors open 9.30am to 3.30pm, admission £3. Car boot sale pitches £10 (setup from 7:30). There will be trade stands and exhibition displays. Catering is available on site as well as a bar. More from Min, G0JMS on 07917 830 410 or by email to G0JMS@RADARC.ORG. [www.mcmichaelrally.org.uk]

21 JULY 2019
FINNINGLEY ARS RALLY
The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road , Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SX
Doors open 10am. Free parking. Massive indoor / outdoor traders area with major traders and club stalls from microwave components to QRP kits. Hot food and drinks all day. Admission £3.
Contact Kevin G3AAF on 07831 614640 or email Kevin.Avery@tunstall.com

28 JULY 2019
WILTSHIRE RADIO RALLY AND ELECTRONICS FAIR
Kington Langley Village Hall & playing fields, Church Road, Kington Langley, Chippenham SN15 5NJ.
9am-1pm (disabled: 8.30am), admission £2. Car boot sale, catering, flea market, talk-in, trade stands. For more information, please visit our website or use the contact form to register your interest in booking trading space. Operated and run by CDARC. Brian Tanner, G6HUI, 0772 224 2741, rally@g3vre.org.uk.

28 JULY 2019
HORNCASTLE SUMMER RALLY
Horncastle Youth Centre. Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 6DZ
This will be the last radio rally at the Horncastle Youth Centre as the county council are closing the building and a new venue is being sought. Entry is £2 and the doors open at 10am. All on one level. Refreshments are available. Contact Tony Nightingale, G3ZPU on 01507 527835 or by email to Tony.nightingale@yahoo.co.uk

4 AUGUST 2019
30th KING’S LYNN ARC GREAT EASTERN RADIO RALLY
Gaywood Community Centre, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. PE30 4EL. NGR is TF638203
Doors open at 9am, traders have access from 7am. Admission is £2.50 with free car parking. There will be trade stands and a Bring & Buy. There are Amateur Radio pitches outside as well as tables in hall. Onsite catering. Details from Ted, G4OZG on 01553 768701, 07946 838656 or Jeff, G6YPJ on 01366 727997, 07999 426025 or Email rally@klarc.org.uk [www.klarc.org.uk]

9 AUGUST 2019
26th COCKENZIE & PORT SETON MINI RALLY
Community Centre, Main Hall, Port Seton.
Bring along your own junk and sell it yourself. Tables on a first come first served basis. Entry fee £2. Doors open from 6 to 9pm.

11 AUGUST 2019
FLIGHT REFUELLING ARS HAMFEST
Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, nr Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3DA.
A talk-in station will be on S22. There is car parking on site and doors are open from 10am to 4.30pm. Admission is £4, which includes parking. There will be trade stands with indoor and field pitches and a car boot area. Lectures will take place during the day. No dogs are allowed, except Guide dog, which is a condition set by the landowner. More from Tony Baker, G3PFM on 07743 475018, tbaker@tiscali.co.uk [www.frars.co.uk ]

18 AUGUST 2019
RUGBY ARS RALLY
Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby CV23 9PY
Admission is £3 and the NGR for sat navs is SP395710. Doors open from 10am to 4pm, with traders having access from 8.30am. There is a car boot area. Catering is available on site. Details from Steve, G8LYB on 07956 855816 or email rally@rugbyats.co.uk [www.rugbyats.co.uk]

25 AUGUST 2019
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 bookstall. 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

25 AUGUST 2019
MILTON KEYNES ARS RALLY
MKARS, Irish Centre, Manor Fields, Watling Street, Bletchley MK2 2HX
Entrance £3 per person. Various trader options available with extra indoor pitches available for 2019. Free parking and on-site catering. Open to traders 7am, Public from 9am. Additional information at www.mkars.org.uk/rally or contact Francis Hennigan, M0UKF rally@mkars.org.uk or 07563 498 156

26 AUGUST 2019
HARS ANNUAL RALLY (BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY)
Ernulf Academy, St Neots PE19 2SH
Gates open for Traders at 7am and 9am for the public. Entry is £3. There is Free car parking, an RSGB Bookstall, Bring & Buy with indoor and outdoor stands available. Catering provided on site. Talk in will be on 145.550MHz on GX0HSR. Contact Malcolm, M0OLG on events@hunts-hams.co.uk for details or phone 01480 214282.

31 AUGUST 2019
TELFORD HAMFEST BUILDATHON
Event to be held in the evening of 31 August in Telford. Details to follow. Contact Martyn on 01952 255 416.

1 SEPTEMBER 2019 (new venue)
TELFORD HAMFEST & G-QRP CONVENTION
Harper Adams University, near Telford, TF10 8NB
More information and e-mail details may be found on the Telford HamFest website www.telfordhamfest.org.uk or by contacting Martyn, G3UKV on 01952 255 416.

7 SEPTEMBER 2019
CAISTER LIFEBOAT RALLY
Caister Lifeboat station, Tan Lane, Caister on Sea, Norfolk NR30 5DJ.
Access via car park in Beach Rd. Doors open 9:30am till 2pm, (8am for sellers) with easy parking. Indoor spaces and outdoor pitches available. There will be a raffle and the onsite café will be open. The museum will also be open. A special event station will be on the air. To book call Zane, M1BFI on 0771 121 4790 or Email m1bfi@outlook.com [www.m1bfidx.wixsite.com/cl-radio-rally]

14 SEPTEMBER 2019 (new date)
FOG ON THE TYNE RALLY
Whitehall Road Methodist Church Hall, Bensham, Gateshead NE8 4LH (at the corner of Whitehall Road and Coatsworth Road)
Entrance is £1.50 and includes an entry for the raffle. There will be a Bring & Buy, Junk stall, RSGB book stand and many Traders. Car parking is now available. Enrolment for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Examination courses and Morse class. Nancy Bone, G7UUR on 07990 760920 or Email nancybone2001@yahoo.co.uk

22 SEPTEMBER 2019
WESTON-SUPER-MARE RADIO RALLY
The Campus Highlands Lane Weston super Mare BS24 7DX (Jct 21 M5)
Doors open 10am to 3pm. Entry is £3. There will be trade stands and a Bring & Buy stall. Excellent catering and a large car park. Enquiries to Dave Dyer by email to G4CXQ@btinternet.com or on 07871 034206.

27-28 SEPTEMBER 2019
NATIONAL HAMFEST
Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY.

6 OCTOBER 2019
46th WELSH RADIO RALLY
Rougemont School, Llantarnam Hall, Malpas, Newport NP20 6QB
Doors open from 10am-4pm with disabled visitors gaining access at 9.45am. Admittance is £2.50. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, RSGB bookstall, Special Interest Groups and lectures will take place during the day. Catering is available on site. Contact: Rob Evans, MW0CVT, 01495 220 455, mw0cvt@sky.com.

11-13 OCTOBER 2019
RSGB CONVENTION
Kent’s Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Swallow House, Timbold Drive, Kent’s Hill Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 6BZ.

13 OCTOBER 2019
HORNSEA AMATEUR RADIO RALLY
Floral Hall, Hornsea HU18 1NQ
Doors open at 10am with admission being £2 with under 14s free. There will be trade stands exhibiting radio equipment, computers etc. The Bring & Buy will be run by Hornsea ARC. There will be an RSGB book stand. Hot and cold food will be available in the café. See latest information on www.hornseaarc.co.uk or contact Les, 2E0LBJ on 01377 252393 or by email lbjpinkney1@hotmail.co.uk

13 OCTOBER 2019 (NEW VENUE)
HOLSWORTHY RADIO RALLY
Holsworthy Leisure Centre, Well Park, Western Road, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6DH.
There will be Traders, a Bring & Buy and catering will be available on site. The venue has separate disabled access via the Traders side door entrance. A club steward will be on duty in the car park. Doors open 8am for Traders and 10am for visitors. Email Howard, M0MYB at holsworthyarc@gmail.com [https://www.qsl.net/m0omc/]

19 OCTOBER 2019
CW CONVENTION AND CW BOOT CAMP
3rd Witham Scout & Guide HQ, Rear of Spring Lodge Community Centre, Powers Hall End, Witham, Essex CM8 2HE
Registration is at 8.30am for a 9am start. The event is due to finish at around 4.30pm. Pre-register as places are limited to G0IBN: g0ibn1@yahoo.com or 0745 342 60 87 Previous events have welcomed visitors from all over the UK.

19 OCTOBER 2019
CARRICKFERGUS AMATEUR RADIO GROUP RALLY
Downshire Secondary School, Downshire Road, Carrickfergus
Doors open to the public at 12 noon. All the proceeds from the sale of the beverages will be going to Belfast Samaritans, a very worthy charity. All will be very welcome. Contact Liz Forde at elizabethforde64@yahoo.com.

20 OCTOBER 2019
GALASHIELS RALLY
Volunteer Hall, St Johns Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders TD1 3JX
Doors open 11am for disabled visitor and 11.15am for general public. There will be traders and a Bring & Buy. Refreshments will be available on site. Admission price TBC

16 NOVEMBER 2019
ROCHDALE & DISTRICT ARS WINTER RALLY
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road (A680), Norden, Rochdale, OL12 7QR.
Doors open to the public at 10.15am with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Admission is £2.50 with those under 12 years free. £5 per pitch (for traders with own tables) or £10 for a pitch with table provided. Refreshments available including bacon and sausage butties. Further details: Robert, M0NVQ, by email to m0nvq@outlook.com or 07778113333.

24 NOVEMBER 2019
BISHOP AUCKLAND RADIO AMATEURS CLUB 2019 RALLY
Spennymoor Leisure Centre, 32 High Street, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6DB
Venue has good parking and access to a large ground floor hall. There will be the usual Radio, Computer, Electronics, and Bring & Buy stalls as well as catering and bar. Doors open at 10.30 with disabled visitors gaining access at 10.15 am. Admission is £2:00 under 14 free of charge with adult. More details from rally organiser John, G4LRG on 0777 569 6568 or Brian, G7OCK 01388 762 678.