Hamr Rallies

(Thank you to Jim G4RGA who allows me to publish this list of rallies. Please visit here for Jim’s excellent web-site!)

 

March 2017

4 March 2017  Lagan Valley ARS Annual Rally & Hamfest  [Saturday]
(Venue not available)
Open 11:00. Usual traders.
Details: from Victor, GI4LKG, Andrew, MI0BPB or Jim, GI0DVU all QTHR.

5 March 2017  Exeter Radio & Electronics Rally  [Update]
America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter, EX4 8PW.
Admission £2. Open 10:30/10:15. B&B (book in items from 10:15). Trade. Catering.
Details: Pete, G3ZVI, 07714-198374, g3zvi@yahoo.co.uk
Club website: http://exeterars.co.uk/index.html

11 March 2017  42nd Dutch National Radio Flea Market [Saturday]
Autoron, Graafsebaan 133, Rosmalen 5248, Noord Brabant, The Netherlands.
On the Autobahn A59, ‘s-Hertogenbosch–Nijmegen.
GPS: 51 42’ 58,35” N and 5 24’ 58,35” E.
Further information in English: http://radiovlooienmarkt.nl/?page_id=3523

12 March 2017  Dover Radio Club Rally  [Update]
Whitfield Village Hall, Sandwich Rd, Whitfield, Dover, Kent, CT16 3LY.
Admission £2. Open 10:00-13:00. Talkin by GB3KS. Parking. Trade. B&B. Refreshments.
Auction (at 12:30).
Details: Aaron Coote, 2E0FQR, 07714-654267,  aaroncoote@hotmail.co.uk
Club website: http://darc.org.uk/

18 March 2017  Laugharne Radio Rally  [Saturday]
The Millennium Memorial Hall, Clifton Street, Laugharne, Carms, SA33 4QG.
Open 10:00/09:45 to 13:00. Admission £3. Free tables.
Bookings: Matthew, GW6KOA, 01994-427581,matthew.twyman63@btinternet.com

19 March 2017  Wythall Radio Club Rally  [Update]
Wythall House, Wythall Park, Silver Street, Wythall, Birmingham, B47 6LZ.
Two miles from M42 Junction 3.
All under cover. Admission £4. Open 10:00/09:30 to 15:00.
Components. Trade. On-site and on-road parking. Well signposted.
Traders please book early as this is a popular Hamfest.
Bookings now being taken.
Contact: Mike, 07976-744479,  mike@g4vpd.com
Club website:  http://www.wythallradioclub.co.uk/hamfest

23 March 2017  South Bristol ARC’s Spring Tabletop Sale  [Thursday]
Novers Park Community Centre, rear of 122-124 Novers Park Road,
Filwood, Bristol, BS4 1RN.
Event is assosciated with a regular club night starting 19:30 and open
to all. Sale takes place 20:00 to 21:00 – no trading before 8pm.
Details:http://sbarc.co.uk  Twitter: http://twitter.com/G4WAW

26 March 2017  Callington Radio Rally
Callington Town Hall, Callington, Cornwall, PL17 7BD.
Admission £2. Open 10:00. Trade. On-site catering. B&B. Free parking nearby.
Details & bookings: Roger, 07854-088882, 2e0rph@gmail.com


April 2017

2 April 2017  Hack Green Bunker Rally
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8AL.
Open 10:00. Sale of electronic equipment, amateur gear, components,
military radio items and vehicle spares. Refreshments available onsite.
Contact: Lucy, 01270-623353, lucy@hackgreen.co.uk
http://www.hackgreen.co.uk

9 April 2017  NARSA Exhibition  [Update]
Norbreck Castle Hotel Exhibition Centre, Queen’s Promenade,
North Shore, Blackpool, FY2 9AA.
Open 10:30/10:15. Trade. B&B. SIGs. Parking. Talkin. RSGB bookstall.
Details: Dave, M0OBW 01270-761608, dwilson@btinternet.com
Website: http://narsa.org.uk

23 April 2017  Ripon & District ARS Rally
Hugh Ripley Hall, Ripon, N.Yorks. HG4 2PT.
(100m west of High Skellgate traffic lights on the B6265)
Doors open 10:00. Entry on the door £2. Tables £10.
Talkin S22. Low cost, high quality tea, coffee and
bacon butties.
Details: rally@ripon.org.uk
http://www.ripon.org.uk/content/ripon-rally-2017

23 April 2017  33rd Yeovil QRP Convention
Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AA.
Open 09:30 to 15:00. B&B. Trade. RSGB bookstall. RSARS & RAFARS.
Talks programme. Disabled facilities. Refreshments.
Details: Bob Harris, wjh069@gmail.com  http://yeovil-arc.com/qrpconvention

30 April 2017  Cambridge Repeater Group Rally
Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridge, CB22 6RN.
Entry £2. Open 09:30/07:30 traders. Free on-site parking. Trade. B&B.
Car boot sale. RSGB books. Catering.
Details: Lawrence, M0LCM, 07941-972724,  rally2017@cambridgerepeaters.net
Web: http://www.cambridgerepeaters.net

30 April 2017  West London Radio & Electronics Show  (Kempton Rally)
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ.
Open 10:00/09:50. Free parking. Talkin. Trade. B&B. SIGs. Lectures.
Raffle. On-site catering.
Details: Paul, M0CJX, 0845-165-0351, info@radiofairs.co.uk
http://www.radiofairs.co.uk


May 2017

1 May 2017  33rd Dartmoor Radio Rally  [Bank Holiday Monday]
Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8DD.
Admission £2/kids free. Open 10:30/10:15. Free on-site parking. Trade.
Clubs. B&B. Catering.
Details: Viv Watson, G7AWG, 01752 823427, vivwatsondrc@aol.com


7 May 2017  Scottish Amateur Radio & Electronics Convention
Braehead Arena, Kings Inch Road, Glasgow, G51 4BN.
Open 10:00 tp 16:00. Admission £4. Free parking. Talkin. Access to the
Braehead Shopping Centre. Trade. RSGB books. GMDX Group. Talks.
Prebooked tables £10.
Contact: 07593-441518, management@scottishhamcon.com
http://www.scottishhamcon.com

7 May 2017  Dambusters Hamfest
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Tattershall, Thorpe, Coningsby, Lincs. LN4 4PL.
Entry £3/kids free (includes museum visit). Outside event with limited room
inside. Hot food. NAAFI. RSGB books. Venue on one level with wheelchair
access to all buildings.
Contact: Tony G3ZPU, 01507-527835,tony.nightingale@yahoo.co.uk or Ant,
M0HAZ,  07956-654481

19-21 May 2017  Dayton Hamvention, USA  [Friday-Sunday]
Hara Arena, North Hall, 1001 Shiloh Springs Road, Dayton, Ohio, 45414
Open 08:00. Parking. Free local transport. Trade. Flea market. SIGs. RSGB books.
Catering. Lectures. Family pastimes. US exams. Raffle. Disabled facilities.
Details: international@hamvention.org  http://www.hamvention.org


20 May 2017  RADARS Indoor Flea Market  [Saturday]
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Rd, off Edenfield Rd, Norden,
Rochdale, OL12 7QR. Edenfield Rd is on the A680.
Open at 10:30/09:45 (08:00 sellers). Admission £2.50/kids <12 free.
B&B. Traders. Junk stall and amateur radio sellers.
Refreshments. Bacon & sausage butties.
Pitches (£5 each) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
Dave, G3RIK, rally@radars.me.uk  http://www.radars.me.uk

28 May 2017  Durham & District ARS Radio Rally
Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn, Co Durham, DH6 5AT.
On the A177 towards A1M.
Open 10:30/10:15. Admission £2. Trade. B&B. Talkin. Catering. Disabled
facilities. Parking on-site.
Details: Michael, G7TWX, dadars@gmx.com



June 2017

4 June 2017  21st Red Rose QRP Festival
The Rose Centre, (Lowton Civic Hall), Hesketh Meadow Lane,
Lowton, Warrington, Ches. WA3 2AH.
Easy access from all directions. M6, M61, M60, A580.
Open 11:00 to 15:00. Admission £2.00 Children under 14 free.
Trade & individual stalls. Club stands. RSGB. GQRP.
Very low cost B&B. Sales of new and surplus equipment/components.
Large spacious halls at ground level. Free parking.
Disabled facilities. Delicious refreshments at QRP prices!
Some tables available at £8 but please book early.
Contact: Les Jackson, G4HZJ, 01942-870634, g4hzj@ntlworld.com

4 June 2017  Spalding & DARS Rally  [Update]
Sir John Gleed Technology School, Halmer Gardens, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 2EF.
Open 10:00. Free on-site parking. Trade. Outside car boot area. On-site catering.
Details: John, G4NBR, 07946-302815 or Graham, G8NWC, 07754-619701
or email rally-secretary@sdars.org.uk  Club website: http://www.sdars.org.uk

11 June 2017  Junction 28 Amateur Radio Rally   [Update]
Bowls Hall Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, Derbys. DE55 7BD.
Contact: Rally Secretary, 01159-307322

Website: http://www.snadarc.com

11 June 2017  East Suffolk Wireless Revival (Ipswich Rally)
*NEW VENUE: Kirton Recreation Ground, Back Road, Kirton, Ipswich, IP10 0PW.
Venue is just off the A14. Open 09:30. Entry £2. Free parking. Trade stands.
Car boot sale. Bring-and-Buy. SIGs. GB4SWR HF station and an RSGB bookstall.
Catering is available on site.
Contact: Kevin G8MXV, 07710-046846,  http://www.eswr.org.uk

18 June 2017  30th Newbury Radio Rally
Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berks. RG18 9QZ.
by M4,J13 – follow the AA signs.
Open 09:00/08:00 sellers. Admission £2.50/£12.30 for car boot area. Free parking.
Exhibits. SIGs. Amateur radio display. Clubs & societies. No on-site catering or
disabled facilities. Discounted advance bookings via the website:
http://www.nadars.org.uk/rally.asp

25 June 2017  West of England Radio Rally
Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
Admission £3, kids free. Open 10:00 to 14:00. Free parking. Trade. RSGB books.
Café. Disabled facilities.
Details: Shaun, G8VPG, 01225-873098, http://www.westrally.org.uk


July 2017

1 July 2017  Bangor & District ARS Rally   [Saturday]
Donaghadee Community Centre, Manor Street, Donaghadee, BT21 0HB.
From 11:30.
No further details.
Club website: http://www.bdars.com

8 July 2017  Stockport RS Rally  [Saturday]
Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport, Cheshire, SK2 6QS.
Admission £2. Open 10:00 to 15:00.
Open 10am to 3pm. Admission is £2. Catering. Trade. SIGs. RSGB books. Raffle
Contact: Heather Stanley, M6HNS, 07506-904422, info@g8srs.co.uk

8 & 9 July 2017  Finningley ARS Microwave Round Table
The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX.
Presentations. Demos, Test lab. A buildathon of a nanowave optical transceiver.
Updates to this event and the 23 July Finningley rally are at:
http://www.g0ghk.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/g0ghk

9 July 2017  Cornish Radio Amateur Rally
Penair School, St Clement, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TN
Open 10:30. Admission £2. On-site parking. Traders. B&B. Club stalls. Catering.
Contact: Ken, G0FIC, 01209-821073 for more information.

14-16 July 2017  Hamtronic Show, Friedrichshafen, Germany  [Friday-Sunday]
Messe, Friedrichshafen, 88046, Germany
Open 09:00-18:00. Admission €9.00, (other ticketing formats available). SIGs. Trade.
IARU Member Societies’ stands. Lectures, some in English. Large flea market. RSGB books.
Details: http://www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de

23 July 2017  Finningley ARS Rally
The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX.
Open 10:30. Free parking. Massive indoor/outdoor traders area. Hot food and
drinks all day. Major traders and club stalls – microwave components to QRP kits.
All on one level. Admission £3
Contact: Kevin, G3AAF, 07831-614640, Kevin@avery03.fsnet.co.uk

30 July 2017  Chippenham and District Amateur Radio Club Rally  [Update]
Kington Langley Village Hall, Church Road Kington Langley, SN15 5NJ.
Open 10:00 to 13:00/07:00 Sellers. Entry £2/kids free. Talkin S22-145.55 MHz.
On-site parking. Disabled facilities. Tables inside £8, car-boot pitches £6
for cars & vans, payable on entry. On-site catering.
Details: Brian, g6huim3hui@gmail.com   Club Website: http://G3VRE.org.uk


August 2017

6 August 2017  28th King’s Lynn Great Eastern Radio Rally
Gaywood Community Centre, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. PE30 4DZ.
NGR is TF639204
Talkin 145.550 MHz. Open 09:00. Admission £2. Free parking. Trade. B&B.
Amateur Radio pitches outside and tables inside. Onsite catering.
Details: Ted, G4OZG, 01553-768701, 07946-838656, g4ozg@raynet-uk.net
Website:- http://www.klarc.org.uk

13 August 2017  Flight Refuelling ARS Hamfest  [Update]
Cobham Sports & Social Club Ground, Merley, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3DA.
Open 10:00. Admission £3.50. Free parking. Talkin S22. Car boot sale. Trade
at Indoor and outdoor pitches. Lectures. Catering with bar. Adjacent camping
available Saturday night only.
Details: http://hamfest@frars.org.uk

20 August 2017  Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society Annual Radio Rally
Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby, CV23 9PY
NGR: SP395710. Lat/Long: 52.336N  01.421W
Admission £3. Open 10:00 (08:30 for sellers) to 16:00
Car boot sale. Catering.
Details: Tony, G0OLS, 23 Sycamore Drive, Lutterworth, Leics LE17 4TR.
Tel: 07759 684411
Email: rally@rugbyats.co.uk   Web: http://www.rugbyats.co.uk

27 August 2017 Milton Keynes MKARS Rally
The Irish Centre, Manor Fields, Watling Street, Bletchley, Bucks. MK2 2HX.
(Opposite Dobbie’s Garden Centre.)
Entrance fee £3.00. Free parking.
Further details: https://www.mkars.org.uk




September 2017

2 & 3 September 2017 Telford HamFest & G-QRP Convention
Enginuity, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Salop, TF8 7DU
The venue is about 3.5 miles South of the M54/J6. Details on the website.
This year, the annual Telford Hamfest will be combined with featur4 June 2017  21st Red Rose QRP Festival
The Rose Centre, (Lowton Civic Hall), Hesketh Meadow Lane,
Lowton, Warrington, Ches. WA3 2AH.
Easy access from all directions. M6, M61, M60, A580.
Open 11:00 to 15:00. Admission £2.00 Children under 14 free.
Trade & individual stalls. Club stands. RSGB. GQRP.
Very low cost B&B. Sales of new and surplus equipment/components.
Large spacious halls at ground level. Free parking.
Disabled facilities. Delicious refreshments at QRP prices!
Some tables available at £8 but please book early.
Contact: Les Jackson, G4HZJ, 01942-870634, g4hzj@ntlworld.com
es
of the erstwhile G-QRP Convention. As well as guest speakers and numerous
exhibition stands, on Saturday, a ‘Buildathon’ and social event is planned
at a local hotel. Details will be published later, but we hope that many
Rishworth exhibitors and attendees will come and see what Telford has to
offer as we hope to continue the unique atmosphere of that well-established
G-QRP event.
Details:http://www.telfordhamfest.org.uk or from Martyn, G3UKV, 01952-255416

9 September 2017  Caister Lifeboat Rally [Saturday]
Caister Lifeboat Station, Tan Lane, Caister on Sea, Norfolk, NR30 5DJ.
Open 09:30 (08:00 for sellers) until 15:00. Tables indoors £10, outside
pitches £5 per table. Raffle with great prizes. Café and gift shop onsite.
Contact: Zane, 07711-214790  m1bfidx@ntlworld.com
http://www.m1bfidx.wixsite.com/cl-radio-rally

10 September 2017  44th Blackwood ARS Rally
Rougemont School, Newport, Gwent, NP20 6QB.
Open 10:00. Entry £2.50. On-site free & disabled parking. Trade. SIGs. B&B.
Raffle. RSGB bookstall. Talks & lectures. On-site catering.
Contact: Mike Rackham, GW4JKV, 01495-226149, rackhamone@aol.com
http://www.GW6GW.co.uk

17 September 2017  Weston-Super-Mare Rally
The Campus, Highlands Lane, Weston-sur-Mer, BS24 7DX.
Open 10:00. Admission £3. Large car park. B&B. Trade. Auction. Lectures.
Family amusements, competitions & contests, interactive displays and fun
activities. On-site catering.
Details: 01278-786684, mjones129@btinternet.com  http://www.G4WSM.club

29 & 30 September 2017  National Hamfest  [Friday & Saturday]
Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts. NG24 2NY.
Trade. B&B. Free parking. Disabled facilities. SIGs. Car boot sale. Flea market.
RSGB books. Morse tests. Catering.
Details: http://www.nationalhamfest.org.uk


October 2017

13 to 16 October 2017  The RSGB Convention  [Friday to Monday]
Kent’s Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Swallow House, Timbold Drive,
Kent’s Hill Park, Milton Keynes, Bucks. MK7 6BZ.
Details: http://www.rsgbevents.org


15 October 2017  Holsworthy ARC Rally
Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6JD.
Trade. B&B. Catering. Free on-site parking. Disabled access. 4 June 2017  21st Red Rose QRP Festival
The Rose Centre, (Lowton Civic Hall), Hesketh Meadow Lane,
Lowton, Warrington, Ches. WA3 2AH.
Easy access from all directions. M6, M61, M60, A580.
Open 11:00 to 15:00. Admission £2.00 Children under 14 free.
Trade & individual stalls. Club stands. RSGB. GQRP.
Very low cost B&B. Sales of new and surplus equipment/components.
Large spacious halls at ground level. Free parking.
Disabled facilities. Delicious refreshments at QRP prices!
Some tables available at £8 but please book early.
Contact: Les Jackson, G4HZJ, 01942-870634, g4hzj@ntlworld.com

Details: Howard, M0MYB, holsworthyarc@gmail.com

22 October 2017  Galashiels Rally
The Volunteer Hall, St John Street, Galashiels, Borders, TD1 3JX.
No further information.
http://galaradioclub.co.uk


November 2017

5 November 2017  West London Radio & Electronics Show (Kempton Rally)
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ.
Open 10:00/09:50. B&B. SIGs. Talkin. On-site parking. Lectures. Raffle. Catering.
Details: Paul, M0CJX, 0845-165-0351, info@radiofairs.co.uk  http://www.radiofairs.co.uk

18 November 2017  RADARS Traditional Radio Rally  [Saturday]
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Rd, off Edenfield Rd, Norden,
Rochdale, OL12 7QR. Edenfield Rd is on the A680.
Open at 10:30/09:45 (08:00 sellers). Admission £2.50/kids <12 free.
B&B. Traders. Junk stall and amateur radio sellers.
Refreshments. Bacon & sausage butties.
Pitches (£5 each) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
Dave, G3RIK, rally@radars.me.uk  http://www.radars.me.uk

26 November 2017  Bishop Auckland Radio Amateurs’ Club 2017 Rally
Spennymoor Leisure Centre, 32 High Street, Spennymoor, Co Durham, DL16 6DB.
Open 10:30/10:15. Admission £2. kids <14 free. Parking. Disabled access. Access to
a large ground floor hall. Radio, computer & electronic stands. B&B. On-site
catering with bar.
Details: John, G4LRG, 01388-606396.
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Rally organisers seeking publicity in RadCom should write to RSGB HQ direct giving detailed
information including contact callsign and telephone numbers. Submissions should be marked
“Rally News”  Details may be sent by EMail to: radcom@rsgb.org

 
For publicity in PW and Radio User magazines, EMail newsdesk@pwpublishing.ltd.uk

Rally organisers are also asked to send their rally information to me: mail at g4rga dot org dot uk
in order to have the rally publicised here and on the Southgate and some other sites.

It would also help rallygoers using navigation  equipment  if the postcode or grid reference of the
venue could be included in the published information.

 

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