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2016 UK Radio Rallies

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7 FEBRUARY
31st CANVEY RADIO & ELECTRONICS RALLY
The Paddocks’, Long Road, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 0JA (southern end of A130).
The venue has disabled facilities, is served by public transport and also has free car parking. Doors open at 10.30am. There will be radio and electronic component exhibitors, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. Details from Vic Rogers, G6BHE on 07957 461694, email Nvr1945@btinternet.com. [www.southessex-ars.co.uk].
 
12-14 FEBRUARY
70TH ORLANDO HAMCATION® HAM RADIO AND COMPUTER SHOW
Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando, Florida, USA.
There will be a talk in station and the venue has free car parking. Doors open at 9am and admission is $15, There will be trade stands, special interest groups and a flea market. More information from Bob Nocero by email to info@hamcation.com [www.hamcation.com].
 
18 FEBRUARY
BALLYMENA ARC WINTER RADIO RALLY
80 Cullybackey Road, Ahoghill, Ballymena BT42 1LA
Doors open at 10.30am and admittance is £3. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buyand an RSGB bookstall. Catering is available on site and a prize draw will take place on the day. Contact Hugh Kernohan, GI0JEV on 02825 871 481 or by email to HKernohan@aol.com.
 
14 FEBRUARY
RADIOACTIVE FAIR, organised by Mid-Cheshire ARS.
Civic Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5DG.
The venue is served by public transport, has free car parking and disabled facilities. Doors open at 10.30am and admission is £4. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, an RSGB bookstall and catering facilities. Contact Roger, M0ROJ on 07747 618131 or by email to info@radioactivefair.co.uk. [www.radioactivefair.co.uk]
 
14 FEBRUARY
HARWELL RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY
Didcot Leisure Centre, Mereland Road, Didcot, OX11 8AY.
The venue has free car parking, disabled facilities a licensed bar and catering. The talk-in station will be on 145.550MHz. Doors open at 9.45/10am and admission is £3 with under 12s free, There will be trade stands, a flea market and special interest groups. Details from Ann, G8NVI on 01235 816379 or by email to ann.stevens@btinternet.com. [www.g3pia.org.uk]
 
28 FEBRUARY
BRATS RAINHAM RADIO RALLY
Rainham School for Girls, Derwent way, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0BX.
Doors open at 9.30/10am and there will be a talk-in station. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and catering on site. More details from Trevor on 07717 678 795 or by email to Trev@wig1.co.uk. [www.brats-qth.org].
 
28 FEBRUARY
PENCOED AMATEUR RADIO CLUB TABLE TOP SALE
Pencoed Rugby Football Club, The Verlands, Felindre Road, Pencoed CF35 5PB. Tables will be £5 each on a first come first served basis, please book with Madeline on 01639 885126. Doors open at 8.30am for sellers buyers at 9.30am. Admission is £2. Hot food will be available in the morning and at lunch time and hot and cold drinks will be available from the bar (non alcoholic drinks till lunch time). [WWW.MW0PRG.co.uk/events.uk]
 
5 MARCH
LAGAN VALLEY ARS ANNUAL RALLY
Hillsborough Village Centre, 7 Ballynahinch Road, Hillsborough BT26 6AR.
Doors open at 11am.
 
6 MARCH
EXETER RADIO & ELECTRONICS RALLY
America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8PW
Doors open at 10.30am with those booking in to the Bring & Buy as well as disabled visitors gaining access from 10.15am. Admission is £2. There will be traders and a Bring & Buy. Catering is available on site. Details from Pete, G3ZVI on 07714 198374 or by email to g3zvi@yahoo.co.uk
 
13 MARCH
DOVER RADIO RALLY
Whitfield Village Hall, Sandwich Road, Whitfield, Dover CT163LY.
There will be a talk-in station. Doors open from 10am to 2pm with disabled visitors having access from 9.30am. Admission is £2. Highlights include trade stands, an auction, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. There is catering available. Information from Peter Love, G0KOK on 07850 464 026 or by email to peterjlove@btinternet.com.
 
19 MARCH
41st DUTCH NATIONAL RADIO FLEA MARKET
The Autotron in Rosmalen (Den Bosch), Belgium.
The Autotron has its own exit with signs on the A59 motorway from ‘s-Hertogenbosch to Nijmegen. Doors open from 9am to 3.30pm. There are more than 330 stands and, in 2015, the show was visited by over 5,000 people. [www.radiovlooienmarkt.nl]
 
20 MARCH
31st WYTHALL RC RALLY
Wythall Radio Club HQ, Wythall Park, Silver St, Wythall B47 6LZ.
The venue has car parking as well as disabled facilities. Doors open at 9.30/10am and admission is £3.50. There will be trade stands as well as a licensed bar and catering facilities. Details from Mike on 07976 744 479 or by email to rally@g4vpd.com. [http://wythallradioclub.co.uk].
 
20 MARCH
DEVON & CORNWALL REPEATER GROUP AND CALLINGTON ARS RALLY
Callington Town Hall, New Road, Callington PL17 7BD.
Doors open at 10.30am and admission is £2. More information from Roger by email to 2e0rph@gmail.com
 
10 APRIL
NARSA EXHIBITION (Blackpool Rally) organised by Northern Amateur Radio Societies Association
Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA.
The venue has car parking as well as disabled facilities. There will be a talk-in station and Morse proficiency tests are also available. Highlights include trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups, and an RSGB bookstand. There is a licensed bar and catering facilities. More information from Dave, M0OBW on 01270 761 608 or by email  at dwilson@btinternet.com. [www.narsa.org.uk]
 
17 APRIL
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally)
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ.
The venue has free car parking and disabled facilities. There will be a talk-in station and doors open 9.50/10am. Other attractions include trade stands, a flea market, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and lectures. A raffle will also be held. Catering is available on site. Details from Paul, M0CJX on 08451 650 351 or by email to info@radiofairs.co.uk. [www.radiofairs.co.uk].
 
23 APRIL
RSGB AGM
Glasgow City Hotel, 36 Cambridge St, Glasgow G2 3HN.
A number of Board and Regional positions will be voted and announced. Various trophies and awards will be presented. [www.rsgb.org].
 
2 MAY
DARTMOOR RADIO CLUB RALLY
Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon. PL19 8DD.
The venue has free car parking as well as disabled facilities but please note there is no talk-in station. Doors open at 10.15/10.30am and admission is £2. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy and special interest groups. Catering is available on site. Contact Roger Hann, 2E0RPH on 01822 840723. or by email to 2E0RPH@GMAIL.COM.
 
15 MAY
1st NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS ARC RALLY
Newton Boys and Girls Club, 19 Haydock Street, Newton le Willows, WA12 9AB.
There is a small car park outside the venue (20 – 25 cars) that is for disabled visitors and there are two very large free car parks nearby – one directly opposite and the other on the market square. Doors open at 10am with traders gaining access from 8am. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and a Bring & Buy. Catering is available on site and there is a large eating / meeting area. Traders please book via the website. More information from Chris on 07453 776 255 or by email to rallies@nlwarc.co.uk. [www.nlwarc.co.uk]
 
21-22 MAY
DAYTON HAMVENTION®
Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
There are large car parks as well as transport to the event from various locations. The venue also has disabled facilities. Doors open at 8am. There will be trade stands and a huge flea market as well as special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. A lecture programme will take place each day. There are multiple catering outlets and family attractions on site. US exams are available and there is a raffle. Details by email to international@hamvention.org. [www.hamvention.org].
 
4 & 5 JUNE
SUSSEX ELECTRONICS AND RADIO FAIR (SERF 2016)
Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UF.
The venue has free car parking as well as camping and caravanning on site and there are disabled facilities. A talk-in station will be in operation as well as a special event station. Doors open from 10am to 4pm and admission is £3, children free. There will be indoor/outdoor trade stands and catering on site. More information from Dave, G8PUO on 07807 074 538 or by e-mail to admin@serf.org.uk [www.serf.org.uk]
 
12 JUNE
15th JUNCTION 28 RALLY
Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, DE55 7BD.
The venue has car parking available and disabled facilities. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and a raffle will take place, there is also a licensed bar. More information from Anya Lawrence on 01159 307 322 or by email to adylawri@btininternet.com.
 
18 JUNE
SOUTH LANCS SUMMER RALLY
Bickershaw Labour Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TE.
The venue has disabled facilities and car parking on site. Doors open at 9am with traders gaining access from 7.30am. Admission is £2.50. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy and special interest groups. There is a licensed bar and catering on site. Details from Jason, G0IZR on 01942 735 828. [www.slarc.co.uk/rally].
 
19 JUNE
29th NEWBURY RADIO RALLY
Newbury Showground, next to M4 J13.
There will be a talk-in station operating on S22 (V44). The venue has free car parking and disabled facilities. Admission is £2.50 and doors open at 9am. Car boot pitches cost £12.50 and sellers have access at 8am. There will be trade stands, a car boot area, a flea market and special interest groups plus a demonstration marquee with display of amateur radio on air. There are catering facilities on site. A raffle will be held during the event. Details from rally@nadars.org.uk [www.nadars.org.uk]
 
26 JUNE
WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY
Cheese & Grain, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
The venue has car parking available and disabled facilities. Doors are open from 10am to 2pm and admission is £3 with under 14s free. There will be trade stands and an RSGB bookstall, There is catering on site. More details from Shaun, G8VPG on 01225 873 098 or by email to  rallymanager@westrally.org.uk. [www.westrally.org.uk].
 
9 JULY
STOCKPORT RADIO SOCIETY RALLY
Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport SK2 6QS.
There will be a talk-in station on the air for help with directions. Doors open 9.45/10am and admission is £2. Highlights will include trade stands, a Bring & Buy and an RSGB bookstall. Catering is available on site and a raffle will take place during the day. Other information available from Nigel Roscoe, G0RXA on 07450 904422 or by email to info@g8srs.co.uk.
 
29-31 JULY
AMSAT-UK COLLOQUIUM
Holiday Inn, Egerton Rd, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XZ.
 
14 AUGUST
FLIGHT REFUELLING ARS HAMFEST
Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, Nr Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3DA.
The venue has car parking on site and camping is available (Saturday night only). Talk-in will be provided on S22. Gates open at 10am and admission is £3.50. There will be trade stands, a car boot sale and indoor and field pitches for traders. Lectures will take place during the day. A licensed bar and catering facilities are on site. More details from Tony Baker, G3PFM by email to hamfest@frars.org.uk. [www.frars.org.uk ]
 
4 SEPTEMBER
TELFORD HAMFEST
Enginuity Technology Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DU.
Doors open at 10am. More information from Martyn, G3UKV on 01952 255 416. [www.telfordhamfest.co.uk].
 
18 SEPTEMBER
28th GREAT NORTHERN HAMFEST, organised by South Yorkshire Repeater Group
Barnsley Premier Leisure Complex, Queen’s Road, Barnsley, S71 1AN.
The venue has easy access for disabled visitors and the Hamfest is in one large hall. Doors open at 10am and traders have access from 7.30am. Admission is £3.50, children under 14 accompanied by an adult are free. There will be trade stands, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. There is no Bring & Buy but tables are available at £15 (£5 for electric points). Details from Ernie, G4LUE on 07984 191 873. [www.gnhf.co.uk]
 
23 – 25 SEPTEMBER
WACRAL FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND
Elim Conference Centre, De Walden Road, West Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 4DG.
Guest speaker on Saturday evening Don Field, G3XTT (Editor of Practical Wireless. Details from Shirley on 01924 229630.
 
30 SEPTEMBER & 1 OCTOBER
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 srea. [www.nationalhamfest.org.uk]
 
4 OCTOBER
BRITISH VINTAGE WIRELESS SOCIETY AUTO JUMBLE
The Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SF.
Doors open from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Stalls £30, admission £5 with early admission from 9.30am available at £10. For bookings/enquiries please ring 01892 540 022 (8pm to 9pm only). [www.audiojumble.co.uk].
 
4 OCTOBER
BLACKWOOD ARS RALLY
Rougemount School, Newport NP20 8QB.
The venue has free car parking. A talk-in station will be on 145.550MHz. Door open at 10am. There will be trade stands a car boot sale, a Bring & buy, special interest groups and a lecture programme. There is catering available on site. Details available from Andy on 01495 220 687 or by email to andy@mw0mwz.co.uk.
 
4 OCTOBER
HORNSEA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB RALLY
Floral Hall, 7 The Esplanade, Hornsea, East Yorks HU18 1NQ.
The venue has car parking on site and disabled facilities. Doors open at 10am. There will be trade stands, a Bring & buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. A lecture stream will form part of the day. Catering and a licensed bar are on site. A raffle will be held. Details from Rick, M0CZR on 01964 533 712 or by email to R106221@aol.com. [www.hornseaarc.co.uk].
 
7-9 OCTOBER
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].
 
9 OCTOBER
HORNSEA AMATEUR RADIO RALLY
Floral Hall, 7 The Esplanade, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire HU18 1NQ.
The venue has car parking on site and the doors open at 10am. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. A raffle will be held on the day. There will be catering on site. Details from Rick, M0CZR, 01964 533 712, R106221@aol.com.
 
11 OCTOBER
HACK GREEN BUNKER RALLY
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 8AL.
Doors open at 10am. There will be electronic equipment, amateur gear, components, military radio sets and vehicle spares as well as trade stands. More information from Lucy on 01270 623 353 or by email to Lucy@hackgreen.co.uk. [www.hackgreen.co.uk].
 
16 OCTOBER
HOLSWORTHY RADIO RALLY
Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6JD.
Doors open at 10am. There will be traders, a Bring & Buy and catering. The venue has disabled access. Details from Howard, M0MYB by email to M0OMC@YAHOO.CO.UK
 
6 NOVEMBER
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally)
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ.
The venue has free car parking and disabled facilities. A talk-n station will be in operation. Doors open at 9.50/10am. There will be trade stands, a flea market, a Bring & buy, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. A raffle will take place during the day and a lecture stream will be available. There are catering outlets on site. More information from Paul, M0CJX on 08451 650 351 or by email to info@radiofairs.co.uk. [www.radiofairs.co.uk].
 
3 DECEMBER
SOUTH LANCS WINTER RALLY
Bickershaw Labour Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TE.
The venue has disabled facilities and car parking on site. Doors open at 9am with traders gaining access from 7.30am. Admission is £2.50. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy and special interest groups. There is a licensed bar and catering on site. Details from Jason, G0IZR on 01942 735 828. [www.slarc.co.uk/rally].

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