Rallies Around the Country

This information is taken from the RSGB.

1 JULY 2017 – BANGOR & DISTRICT ARS ANNUAL RALLY
Donaghadee

8 JULY 2017 – STOCKPORT RADIO SOCIETY RALLY
Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport, Cheshire SK2 6QS – Doors open from 10am to 3pm. Admission is £2 and there will be catering on site. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. There will be a raffle held on the day. Contact: Heather Stanley, M6HNS on 07506 904 422 or by email to info@g8srs.co.uk

9 JULY 2017 – CORNISH RADIO AMATEUR CLUB RALLY
Penair School, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1TN – Car parking is available on site. Doors open 10.30am and admission £2 There will be traders, Bring & Buy and club stalls. Catering is available. Contact Ken, G0FIC 01209 821 073 for more information.

8/9 JULY 2017 – 2017 uWAVE ROUND TABLE
Finningley ARS, The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SX – A 2 day event with presentations, demos, test lab, and buildathon of a nanowave optical tranceiver. Updates are on www.g0ghk.com and www.facebook.com/g0ghk

14-16 JULY 2017 – HAM RADIO SHOW, FRIEDRICHSHAFEN
Messe, Friedrichshafen, Germany – Trade stands, special interest groups and IARU Member Societies all have stands in the main hall. Large flea market. Lectures take place each day, some in English. There will be a large RSGB book stall. [www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de].

23 JULY 2017 – FINNINGLEY AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY RALLY
The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SX – Doors open 10:30am. Free parking. Massive indoor /outdoor trader’s 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 Mob: 07831 614640 – email Kevin@avery03.fsnet.co.uk

30 JULY 2017 – CHIPPENHAM AND DISTRICT AMATEUR RADIO CLUB RALLY
Kington Langley Village Hall, Church Road, Kington Langley SN15 5NJ. – Talk in on S22 (145.550MHz). There are disabled facilities and on site parking. Doors open 10am to 1pm. Entry is only £2, under 16s are free. Car boot pitches are £6 for cars/vans payable on entry, tables inside £8 each. Access available from 7am for set up. Hot food and drinks are available on site. Details from Brian by email to g6huim3hui@gmail.com [www.G3VRE.org.uk]

13 AUGUST 2017 – FLIGHT REFUELLING ARS HAMFEST
Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, near Wimborne, Dorset. BH21 3DA – There will be a talk in station on S22 and the venue has free car parking. Doors open at 10am and admission is £3.50. There will be trade stands, a car boot areas and indoor and field pitches for traders. Lectures will take place during the day. there is catering and a licensed bar on site. Camping is available on Saturday night only in an adjacent field. More information from hamfest@frars.org.uk

20 AUGUST 2017 – RUGBY ATS ANNUAL RADIO RALLY
Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby, CV23 9PY – Doors open from 10am to 4pm and admission is £3. Sellers can gain access from 8am. There will be a car boot area. Catering is available on site. Details from Tony, G0OLS on 0775 968 4411 or by email to rally@rugbyats.co.uk. [www.rugbyats.co.uk]

2-3 SEPTEMBER 2017 – TELFORD HAMFEST & G-QRP CONVENTION
Enginuity Technology Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shrops. – Combined social, Buildathon, guest speakers and Radio Rally. www.telfordhamfest.co.uk

9 SEPTEMBER 2017 – CAISTER LIFEBOAT RADIO RALLY
Doors open 9.30am to 3pm, traders get access at 8am. Indoor tables £10 per table, outside pitches £5 per table. There will be a raffle. A cafe and gift shop is onsite. Contact Zane, 0771 1214 790 or email m1bfidx@ntlworld.com [www.m1bfidx.wixsite.com/cl-radio-rally]

10 SEPTEMBER 2017 – 44th BLACKWOOD ARS RALLY
Rougemont School, Newport, Gwent NP20 6QB – There is free parking and disabled parking on site. Doors open 10am and entry is £2.50. There will be trade stands, special interest groups, an RSGB bookstall and a Bring & Buy. A raffle will be held. There are talks and lectures during the day. Catering is available on site. Contact Mike Rackham, GW4JKV on 01495 226 149 or email rackhamone@aol.com [www. GW6GW.co.uk]

17 SEPTEMBER 2017 – WESTON-SUPER-MARE RALLY (New Venue)
The Campus, Highlands Lane, Weston-super-Mare BS24 7DX – The new venue has a large car park with space for 120 cars. Doors open from 10am and admission is £3 for adults. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, auction at the end of the day and lectures. There will also be amusements and activities for all the family including competitions and contests, interactive displays and fun activities. Catering will be available on site. Enquiries to mjones129@btinternet.com or 01278 786 684. [www.G4WSM.club]

22 to 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 – WACRAL CONFERENCE AND FELLOWSHIP WEEK-END
Elim International Conference Centre, West Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 4DF
Speaker, Nick Henwood, G3RWF, the RSGB President “Where is Amateur Radio going?” This is the diamond anniversary year.

29-30th SEPTEMBER 2017 – NATIONAL HAMFEST
Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY.
Brought to you by the RSGB in association with the Lincoln Short Wave Club. The venue has free car parking and has disabled facilities. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, car boot area, flea market, special interest groups and RSGB bookstall. There will also be representatives from the RSGB Services and committees. Morse proficiency test will be available. The venue has catering outlets and a seating area. [www.nationalhamfest.org.uk].

13-16 OCTOBER 2017 – RSGB CONVENTION
Kent’s Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Swallow House, Timbold Drive, Kent’s Hill Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 6BZ.
The Convention programme of lectures for all interests will be available on the website. Principal sponsor Martin Lynch & Sons. [www.rsgbevents.org].

15 OCTOBER 2017 – HOLSWORTHY ARC RALLY
Holsworthy ARC – Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6JD
Free car parking on site with disabled access. there will be trade stands and a Bring & Buy. Catering is available on site. Howard, M0MYB by email to holsworthyarc@gmail.com

22 OCTOBER 2017 – GALASHIELS RALLY
The Volunteer Hall, Galashiels TD1 3JX

5 NOVEMBER 2017 – WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally)
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ. – There will be a talk in station and on site car parking is free. Doors open at 10am with disable d visitors gaining access 10 minutes earlier. There will be trade stations, a Bring & Buy and special interest groups. Other attractions are lectures, a raffle and catering on site. Details from Paul, M0CJX on 0845 165 0351, info@radiofairs.co.uk. [www.radiofairs.co.uk].

18 NOVEMBER 2017 – RADARS TRADITIONAL RADIO RALLY
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Rd., off Edenfield Rd (A680), Norden, Rochdale OL12 7QR – Doors open at 10.30am with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Admission is £2.50 with those under 12 years free. There will be a Bring & Buy as well as commercial traders, a junk stall and amateur radio sellers. Traders can set up from 8am. Pitches must be booked at least 2 weeks beforehand with prices starting at £5. There will be refreshments available including bacon and sausage butties. Dave, G3RIK by email to rally@radars.me.uk [www.radars.me.uk]

26 NOVEMBER 2017 – BISHOP AUCKLAND RADIO AMATEURS CLUB (BARAC) 2017 RALLY
Spennymoor Leisure Centre, 32 High Street, SPENNYMOOR, County Durham, DL16 6DB – Venue is ideally suited for both trader and disabled as it has good parking and access to a large ground floor hall. There will be the usual radio, computer, electronics stands and a Bring & Buy. Catering facilities and a bar are on site. Doors open at 10.30am (10.15am for disabled visitors). Admission is £2, under 14 free of charge with adult. More details from John, G4LRG on 01388 606 396