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27 February, 2019


2019


3rd MARCH

EXETER RADIO & ELECTRONICS RALLY

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

Doors open at 10.30am (10.15am for disabled visitors). Admission £2 (under 16s free). There will be trade stands, Bring & Buy (book in from 10.15am), and catering will be available. Details from Pete, G3ZVI on 07714 198374 or g3zvi@yahoo.co.uk


10th MARCH

GRANTHAM ARC RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY

Grantham West Community Center, Trent Road , Grantham, Lincs NG31 7XW

Doors open 9.30am to 3pm, admittance £3. There will be trade stands, and RSGB bookstall and Special Interest Groups. Catering is available on site. Contact Kevin Burton, G6SSN, 07793 142 483, rallyinfo@garc.org.uk.


16th MARCH

LAUGHARNE RALLY

Laugharne Millennium Memorial Hall, Clifton Street, Laugharne, Wales SA33 4QG. Doors open from 10am to 1pm. More details from Matthew on 07398825024.


17th MARCH

34th WYTHALL RADIO CLUB HAMFEST

Club HQ, Wythall House, Silver Street,Wythall B47 6LZ.

Doors open at 9.45am (9.30am for disabled visitors). Free on-site parking. Admission £4. Four halls of traders including Bring & Buy and a club stand. A selection of refreshments available all day and bar facilities within Wythall House from midday. Contact Ian Reeve, M0IDR, 01386 839655, wrc4hallsradio@outlook.com (www.wythallradioclub.co.uk).


24th MARCH

HAMZILLA RADIO FEST AND ELECTRONICS FAIR – hosted by Dover Amateur Radio Club

Discovery Science Park, Gateway House, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9FF.

Open 10am to 4pm. Online ticket entrance £3.00; Limited early bird tickets £5.00. Tables £10.00. Online purchase/bookings now available.

Attractions: Bring-and-Buy Sale, Catering, Lectures/Seminars, RSGB Bookstall, Special Interest Groups, Trade Stands, Guest speakers, Digital village, Demos. Icom, SDRPlay and many more exhibitors. RSGB examinations will be held at event – visit website for more details, or email: club@darc.online. Disabled Facilities. 1000s free parking. Contact Aaron Coote, M0IER on 0771 465 4267, M0IERDX@gmail.com [www.hamzilla.uk]


24th MARCH

CALLINGTON RADIO RALLY

Callington Town Hall, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7BD.

Doors open 10am – 1pm and admittance is £2. There will be a Bring & Buy (10% commission) and trade stands. Catering available on site. Ample free parking in the adjacent carpark. Rally organised jointly by the Devon & Cornwall Repeater Group and Callington Amateur Radio Society (CARS). More information and bookings from Roger 2E0RPH on 07854 088882 or email 2e0rph@gmail.com.


24th MARCH

CAUSEWAY COAST GLENS ARC RADIO RALLY

Bushmills Community Centre, 14 Dunluce Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim BT57 8QG

Doors open from 11am. Admittance is £3. More details from stephen769@talktalk.net


31st MARCH

BATC REGIONAL CONVENTION

Premises of the North Bristol ARC, SHE7 building, Braemar Crescent, Filton, Bristol BS7 0TD.

Doors open from 10am to 4pm. A full day of talks & demonstrations with a test bench available for visitors projects. Full details of the programme will be published on the BATC Forum before the event; https://forum.batc.org.uk Further information from Shaun G8VPG, tel.01225 873 098, g8vpg@aol.com “


31st MARCH

PENCOED RC TABLE TOP SALE

Pencoed Rugby Club The Verlands Felindre Road Pencoed CF35 5PB

Doors open 9.30am, stall holders have admittance from 8am. Refreshments available on site. Details from Madeline Roberts on 0773 837 5775.


6th APRIL

GMDX CONVENTION

Afternoon lectures on DX and technical subjects, in the evening the DX Dinner. www.gmdx.org.uk


7th APRIL

CAMBRIDGE REPEATER GROUP RALLY

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

Car parking is free. Doors open 9.30am for public entry and 7.30am for traders. Entry is £2. There will be a talk in station. You will see traders a Bring & Buy and an RSGB bookstall. Catering is available on site – the burger van has been booked. Contact Lawrence M0LCM on 07941 972 724, email rally2019@cambridgerepeaters.net [www.cambridgerepeaters.net]


7th APRIL

YEOVIL ARC 35th QRP CONVENTION

Digby Hall, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3AA.

Doors open 9.30am to 3pm, admission is £3. The event is supported by the RSGB, RAFARSand BYLARA. There will be club stands as well as new and 2nd hand stalls. Two talks are scheduled during the day; A Remarkable Very Young Lady Radio Amateur and An Introduction of Mag Loops. Regrettably only Guide Dogs can be admitted. Refreshments will be available on site. Bob Harris, G8UED wjh069@gmail.com or secretary@yeovil-arc.com [http:// Yeovil-arc.com]


14th APRIL

WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally)

Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ.

A talk-in station will be on air. Car parking is free and doors open at 10am with df

disabled visitors gaining access 10 minutes earlier. There will be trade stands and a Bring & Buy as well as special interest groups and lectures. Catering is available on site. More details from Paul, M0CJX on 08451 650 351, info@radiofairs.co.uk. [www.radiofairs.co.uk].


14th APRIL

HACK GREEN BUNKER RALLY

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, French Lane, Hack Green, Nr Nantwich, Baddington, Cheshire CW5 8AL.

Sale of electronic equipment, amateur gear, components, military radio items and vehicle spares. Doors open 10am, there will be refreshments available onsite. Contact 01270 623 353, coldwar@hackgreen.co.uk [www.hackgreen.co.uk]


14th APRIL

RIPON RADIO RALLY

Hugh Ripley Hall, Ripon, HG4 2PT

Doors open 10am. Refreshments will be available on site. Information and table booking form on the website www.ripon.org.uk Contact rally@ripon.org.uk for further information.


28th APRIL

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]


5th MAY

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.


6th MAY  (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


17th-19th MAY

DAYTON HAMVENTION

Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Dayton, Ohio.


19th MAY

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.


2nd JUNE

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.


9th JUNE

JUNCTION 28 RADIO RALLY

Alfreton Leisure Centre, Alfreton, Derbyshire.

Doors open 10.15am (traders’ setup from 7.30am). 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. For further details contact Anya Lawrence, 2E0BQS, 01773535117, adylawri@btinternet.com


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].


15th JUNE

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.


16th JUNE

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]



22nd JUNE

BANGOR & DISTRICT ARS RALLY

The Hub, Hamilton Road, Bangor

Doors open 10am. More from 02890422762 or by e-mail to samanumi11@gmail.com


23th JUNE

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]


14th JULY

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


14th JULY

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]


21st JULY

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


28th JULY

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.


4th AUGUST

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]


9th AUGUST

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.


11th AUGUST

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 ]


18th AUGUST

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]


25th AUGUST

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


25th AUGUST

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


31th AUGUST

TELFORD HAMFEST BUILDATHON

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


1st SEPTEMBER (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]


22th SEPTEMBER

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.


27th-28th SEPTEMBER

NATIONAL HAMFEST

Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY.


6th OCTOBER

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.


11th-13th OCTOBER

RSGB CONVENTION

Kent’s Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Swallow House, Timbold Drive, Kent’s Hill Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 6BZ.


13th OCTOBER

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


13th OCTOBER  (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/]


19th OCTOBER

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.


20th OCTOBER

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


16th NOVEMBER

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.


24th NOVEMBER

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.












Rallies and Events for 2019 - 2020

Reproduced from data compiled by the RSGB

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