Jim G4RGA Rally Calendar

Amateur Radio Rallies and Hamfests for 2017
 
August 2017
 
13 August Flight Refuelling ARS Hamfest
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://
Club website: http://frars.org.uk
 
20 August 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:
Web: http://www.rugbyats.co.uk
 
27 August Milton Keynes MKARS Rally
The Irish Centre, Manor Fields, Watling Street, Bletchley, Bucks. MK2 2HX.
(Opposite Dobbies Garden Centre.)
Entrance fee £3.00. Free parking.
Further details: https://www.mkars.org.uk
 
28 August Huntingdonshire ARS Rally [Bank Holiday Monday]
Ernulf Academy, Barford Road, St Neots, PE19 2SH.
Open 09:00/07:00-traders.
Details: Malcolm, M0OLG, 01480-214282,
 
September 2017
 
2 & 3 September JARL Ham Fair 2017 [Saturday/Sunday]
Tokyo Big Sight (Site?) 3-11-1, Ariake, Koto-Ku, Tokyo, 135-0063.
Details: http://tinyurl.com/y8zkl86e
 
2 September G-QRP Club Convention & Buildathon [Saturday]
The Holiday Inn Telford, Ironbridge, Telford International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, TF3 4EH.
On the evening prior to the Telford Rally, the G-QRP Club’s Social Event & Buildathon will take place here between 19:00 & 22:30.
Details on the G-QRP website: http://www.gqrp.com/convention.htm
 
3 September Telford HamFest & G-QRP Convention
Enginuity, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Salop, TF8 7DU.
The venue is about 3.5 miles South of the M54/J6.
Open 10:15. Admission £4 (includes entry to Enginuity exhibits).
Park & Ride. Ample free parking at Aga works. Trade. Flea market.
Lectures. family attractions. Catering. Disabled facilities.
Details: Martin, G3UKV, 01952 255416.
More contact info on the Hamfest website: http://www.telfordhamfest.org.uk
 
9 September 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 http://www.m1bfidx.wixsite.com/cl-radio-rally
 
9 & 10 September 2017 BATC Convention [Saturday & Sunday] Finningley ARS, Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SX.
No further information.
 
10 September 44th Blackwood ARS Rally
Change of date – see 8 October 2017
 
10 September Andover ARC’s Wildhern Rally
Village Hall, Wildhern, just north of Andover, SP11 0JE. Map reference: SU350510 Open 10:00/Sellers 09:00. Admission £2. Tables in the hall £10, £8 per Boot.
Free Raffle. See also 23 April.
Details:
Club Website http://www.arac.org.uk
 
10 September Torbay Annual Communications Fair
Newton Abbot Racecourse, Devon, TQ12 3AF.
Open 10:00/09:30. Admission £2. B&B. RSGB books. Raffle. On-site parking and catering.
Bookings: Pete, G4VTO, 01803-864528 or Mike, G1TUU, 01803-557941
 
17 September 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, http://www.G4WSM.club
 
24 September Pencoed ARC Tabletop Sale
Pencoed Rugby Club, The Verlands, Felindre Road. Pencoed, CF35 5PB.
Entry £2. Doors open 10:00/08:30-sellers. Tables £10. Refreshments & hot food available.
Bookings: Madeline Roberts, 01639-767056 or 773837.
 
29-30 September The 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
 
1 October Hack Green Hangar Sale
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, French Lane, Nantwich, Ches. CW5 8AL.
Open 10:00. Sale of amateur & electronic equipment, comps, military radio sets and vehicle spares. Refreshments on-site.
Details: Lucy Siebert, 01270-623353,
 
8 October 44th Blackwood ARS Rally  [* Change of Date from 10 September*]
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, http://www.GW6GW.co.u
 
13 to 16 October 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 Holsworthy ARC Rally
Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6JD.
Trade. B&B. Catering. Free on-site parking. Disabled access.
Details: Howard, M0MYB,
 
15 October Hornsea Amateur Radio Rally
Floral Hall, 7 The Esplanade, Hornsea, E.Yorks, HU18 1NQ.
Open 10:00. Admission £2/kids free. Trade. B&B. SIGs. RSGB books.
Raffle. Parking. On-site catering.
Details: Rick, M0CZR, 01964-533712,
 
21 October Carrickfergus ARC Rally
No further information.
http://www.radioclubs.net/carg
http://en-gb.facebook.com/BRYAN.CRANEY1
 
22 October Galashiels Rally
The Volunteer Hall, St John Street, Galashiels, Borders, TD1 3JX.
No further information.
http://galaradioclub.co.uk
 
November 2017
 
5 November 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, http://www.radiofairs.co.uk
 
11 November Fog on the Tyne Rally [Saturday]
Whitehall Road Methodist Church Hall, Bensham, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 4LH.
Open 10:30. Admission £2. Trade. RSGB books. Junk stall. On-site catering.
Car parking (entrance is on Whitehall Road).
Details: Nancy Bone, G7UUR, 07990-760920,
 
12 November Great Northern Hamfest
Barnsley Premier Leisure Complex, Queens Road, Barnsley, S.Yorks. S71 1AN.
Follow brown Metrodome signs)
Open 11:00. Trade. SIGs. RSGB books. Free car parking. Disabled facilities.
Organised by South Yorkshire Repeater Group Ernie, G4LUE, 07984-191873 http://www.gnhf.co.uk
 
18 November 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, http://www.radars.me.uk
 
19 November Plymouth Radio Club Radio Rally
Harewood House, Ridgeway, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 2AS.
Open 10:00/09:50 to 14:30. Admittance £2. Trade. SIGs. B&B. RSGB books.
Raffle. Parking. Disabled facilities. Raffle. On-site catering.
Details: David Beck, 2E0DTC, 0777-7664822,
 
26 November 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.
 
December 2017
 
8 December S. Bristol ARC’s Winter Tabletop Sale (Thursday)
Novers Park Community Centre, Rear of 122 to 124 Novers Park Road, Fillwood, Bristol,
BS4 1RN.
Open to all from 19:30. Sale between 20:00 and 21:00.
A chance to clear some shack items and pick up new ones.
Please bring equipment, cash and your bartering skills.
Details: http://www.sbarc.co.uk
 
 
Amateur Radio Rallies and Hamfests for 2018
 
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April 2018
 
May 2018
 
6 May SERF 2018 Southern Electronics & Radio Fair-Eastbourne Rally
Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, E.Sussex, BN21 2UF
(Buses from Sussex Downs College on Cross Levels Way and Kings Drive.
Rail: Hampden Park station 10 mins walk from the Centre)
Main hall inside for dealers, traders and clubs). Outside car boot & table- top sale.
Track area reserved for catering, camping and caravanning.
Further details on updated website in about a week: http://www.serf.org.uk
Suggestions & feedback: Dave Williams, G8PUO, 07807-074538,
 
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If you are travelling some distance to a rally, it could save time, money and disappointment if you phone the contact number to check that all is well before setting off. Have nice weather and a pleasant day out.

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