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17 January, 2020

2020


1 FEBRUARY 2020

BARRY ARS TABLE TOP RALLY

The Wilton Lounge, Sully Sports & Leisure Club, South Road, Sully CF64 5SP.

Doors open 10am to 2pm. Entry £2 under 18s free, single pitch £10, traders £25 (tables included). There will be 2nd hand radio, computer and electronics and there is a close unloading point for traders and ample parking. Catering and a bar will be available. Nigel, GW1CUQ, gw1cuq@gmail.com.


2 FEBRUARY 2020

SOUTH ESSEX ARS 36th CANVEY RADIO & ELECTRONICS RALLY

Cornelius Vermuyden School, Dinant Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 9QS.

Talk in on 145.550MHz. Free car parking and easy level ground floor access to two large halls. Doors open at 10am, disabled visitors 9.45am. Admission is £3, children under 10 free. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available, as well as bacon butties. There will be radio, computing and electronics traders. More details from Tony, G0JYI, via tony@tonystreet.net.


9 FEBRUARY 2020

HARWELL RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY

Didcot Leisure Centre, Mereland Road, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 8AY (3 miles from A34 Milton Interchange)

Doors open 10am to 3pm, admittance £3 (under 12s free). Free car parking. Disabled parking and facilities. Talk in on 145.550MHz, using G3PIA. Local and national traders, Special Interest Groups and RSGB Bookstand. Home-made refreshments available all day. Details from rally@g3pia.net or 01235 816379 [www.g3pia.net].


15 FEBRUARY 2020

BALLYMENA ARC RALLY

Ahoghill Community Centre, 80 Cullybackey Road, Ahoghill BT42 1LA

Doors open at 10.30am and admission is £3. There is free parking on site. There will be traders a Bring & Buy and a prize draw will operate. Light refreshments will be available. Tables are free but must be pre-booked by email to HKernohan@aol.com. More details from Hugh, GI0JEV on 0282 587 1481.


16 FEBRUARY 2020

RADIOACTIVE RALLY

Nantwich Civic Hall, Cheshire, CW5 5DG.

Free car parking, doors open 10.30am. There will be a Bring and Buy, as well as traders and an RSGB book stall. A single raffle ticket is included with the entrance programme; additional tickets available. Catering is provided on site. Contact Stuart Jackson on 0788 073 2534.


16 FEBRUARY 2020

LOMOND RADIO CLUB BRING-n-BUY EVENT

John Connolly Centre, Main Street, Renton G82 4LY

Doors open at 10am. There will be a Bring & Buy, traders and refreshments will be available. Contact Bill at mm0elf@blueyonder.co.uk.


23 FEBRUARY 2020

RAINHAM RADIO RALLY

The Victory Academy, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 5JB.

Doors open 10am to 4pm, admission £3, children free. Local and national traders, BRATS Kitchen, BRATS Interactive Zone for Kids, BRATS Junk, talk in station on 145.550MHz using GB4RRR. Contact 0782 583 8877 or rally-coordinator@brats-qth.org.


23 FEBRUARY 2020

RED ROSE WINTER RALLY

St Joseph’s Hall, Chapel Street, Leigh WN7 2PQ

Doors open 11am. Trade, individual and Club stands as well as a Bring & Buy. Details on www.wmrc.co.uk


1 MARCH 2020

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. Details from Pete, G3ZVI on 0771 419 8374 or g3zvi@yahoo.co.uk.


8 MARCH 2020

PENCOED ARC TABLE TOP SALE

Pencoed Rugby Club The Verlands, Felindre Road Pencoed CF35 5PB

Doors open 9.30am, stall holders have admittance from 8am. Entry £2. Refreshments available on site including hot food in the morning and at lunch. Details from Madeline Roberts on 0773 837 5775.


15 MARCH 2020

35th 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].


29 MARCH 2020

DOVER ARC HAMZILLA RADIO FEST AND ELECTRONICS FAIR

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

Open 9.30am for early bird admission, £5; 10am for general and disabled access, £3. Under 16 and disabled carer free entry. There will be trade stands, exams available on the day. Hot and cold refreshments available. www.hamzilla.uk


29 MARCH 2020

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 088 882 or email 2e0rph@gmail.com.


5 APRIL 2020

HACK GREEN BUNKER RALLY

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 8AL

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


19 APRIL 2020

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 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].


26 APRIL 2020

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, special interest groups and an RSGB bookstall. Doors open at 10.30am, or 10.15am for disabled visitors. Catering is available on site. Dave, M0OBW 01270 761 608 dwilson@btinternet.com [www.narsa.org.uk]


26 APRIL 2020

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 £3. There will be a talk in station. You will see traders a Bring & Buy and an RSGB bookstall. There will be a car boot sale area. Catering is available on site (burger van has been booked). Contact Lawrence M0LCM on 07941 972 724, email rally2019@cambridgerepeaters.net [www.cambridgerepeaters.net]


2 MAY 2020

CDXC CONVENTION, AGM & DINNER

Link Hotel, Loughborough.

Non members welcome and there will be a partners’ programme. Four DX & technical talks. Costs vary. Full details in January CDXC Digest. Chris Duckling, G3SVL Chris@G3SVL.com [www.cdxc.org.uk].


8 MAY 2020 (Bank Holiday Friday)

DARTMOOR RADIO CLUB RALLY

The Butchers Hall, Pannier Market, Tavistock PL19 0AL.

Doors open at 10am. Admission is £2.50. There will be traders and a Bring & Buy. Refreshments will be available. Contact Roger, 2E0RPH on 0785 408 8882, or by email to 2e0rph@gmail.com


15-17 MAY 2020

DAYTON HAMVENTION

Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Dayton, Ohio, USA.


6 JUNE 2020

ROCHDALE & DISTRICT ARS SUMMER RALLY

St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road, Norden, Rochdale, OL12 7QR.

Doors open to the public at 10.15am, with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Admission is £2.50, under 12s free. Pitches are £5 if you have your own table or £10 with a table provided. Refreshments are available including bacon and sausage butties. Details from Robert, M0NVQ, on 0777 811 3333 or m0nvq@outlook.com.


14 JUNE 2020

ASRA SCOTTISH RADIO & ELECTRONICS CONVENTION

GTG Glasgow, 1330 South Street, Glasgow G14 0BJ

Doors open from 10am to 4pm. There will be traders an RSGB bookstall and talks on the day. Catering is available on site. Bookings via the website www.asrarally.com.


14 JUNE 2020

JUNCTION 28 RADIO RALLY

Alfreton Leisure Centre Bowls Hall, Church Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7BD.

Doors open 10.15am (traders’ setup from 8am). Admission £3. 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. Over 100 tables all indoors (priced at £12 each) with dealers & private traders, RSGB, local & national clubs. New rigs and accessories to vintage, spares and components. For further details and a booking for go to www.snadarc.com or contact snadarcsec@gmail.com.


14 JUNE 2020

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 interest groups, GB4SWR HF station and an RSGB bookstall. Catering is available on site. Contact Kevin G8MXV, 07710 046 846. [www.eswr.org.uk].


21 JUNE 2020

17th WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY

Cheese & Grain venue, Market Yard, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.

Doors open from 10am to 2pm. Adult admission £3, accompanied children under 14 are free. There will be inside and outside trade stalls and an RSGB bookstall. A cafe serving hot & cold food will be available. Shaun, G8VPG on 01225 873 098 or by email to rallymanager@westrally.org.uk [www.westrally.org.uk].


28 JUNE 2020

33rd NEWBURY RADIO RALLY

Newbury Showground, next to M4 J13, RG18 9QZ.

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 selling area with a display area of an amateur radio station, exhibits, special interest groups, clubs and societies. NADARS training instruction will be available to discuss courses for Foundation and Intermediate exams. Catering is available on site. Advance bookings (with discount) at www.nadars.org.uk/rally.asp. Contact by email to NewburyRally@nadars.org.uk [www.nadars.org.uk]


12 JULY 2020

McMICHAEL RADIO RALLY AND BOOT SALE

Reading Rugby Football Club, Sonning Lane, Sonning on Thames, Reading RG4 6ST

Talk-in station on 145.550MHz. Doors open 9.30am (traders can set up from 7.30am), admission £3 with under 16s free. Car boot sale pitches £10 (with two passes). There will be trade stands and exhibition displays. Catering is available on site as well as a bar. More details at https://mcmichaelrally.radarc.org


19 JULY 2020

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 Kevin.Avery@tunstall.com 0r Martin M0HOM on 07966 479 195 or martin.m0hom@gmail.com


2 AUGUST 2020

RED ROSE SUMMER RALLY

St Joseph’s Hall, Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR.

Free car parking, all on one level halls. Doors open 10.30am (traders 8am). Bring and Buy, refreshments, bar. Details on www.wmrc.co.uk/.


2 AUGUST 2020

31st 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 Email rally.klarc@gmail.com [www.klarc.org.uk]


9 AUGUST 2020

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 dogs, which is a condition set by the landowner. More from Tony Baker, G3PFM on 07743 475018, tbaker@tiscali.co.uk [www.frars.co.uk ]


9 AUGUST 2020

YORK RC RADIO RALLY

Riley Smith Hall, 28 Westgate, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. LS24 9AB

Doors open to public at 10.15am. There is free public car parking nearby. Contact Ian, G4CTZ on 0780 393 6031.


14 AUGUST 2020

27th 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 [www.cpsarc.com].


23 AUGUST 2020

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]


30 AUGUST 2020

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. Details & bookings: Mike, G1TUU, 01803 557941 or rally@tars.org.uk.


5 SEPTEMBER 2020

TELFORD HAMFEST BUILDATHON

Harper Adams University campus near Telford, Shropshire TF10 8NB

Jointly organised by G-QRP Club and Telford & District ARS. Contact Martyn on 01952 255 416 or John, M0JZH on 07824 737716. [http://www.telfordhamfest.org.uk]


6 SEPTEMBER 2020

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 or John, M0JZH on 07824 737716.


20 SEPTEMBER 2020

WESTON-SUPER-MARE RADIO RALLY


25-26 SEPTEMBER 2020

NATIONAL HAMFEST

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


4 OCTOBER 2020

47th WELSH RADIO RALLY

Rougemont School, Llantarnam Hall, Malpas, Newport NP20 6QB

Doors open from 10am-2pm with disabled visitors gaining access at 9.30am. Admittance is £3. 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.


9-11 OCTOBER 2020

RSGB CONVENTION

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


18 OCTOBER 2020

HORNSEA AMATEUR RADIO RALLY

Driffield Show Ground, Driffield YO25 3AE

See latest information on www.hornseaarc.co.uk


24 -25 OCTOBER 2020

BATC CONVENTION FOR AMATEUR TV 2020 (CAT 20)

Midland Air Museum, Coventry (http://www.midlandairmuseum.co.uk/)

The format will be similar to CAT 18 with lectures and discussion/fix-it time on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, followed by the BATC General meeting on Sunday afternoon. The event will cater for a wide variety of interests, including 5.6GHz FM ATV and digital ATV including point-to-point, repeaters and QO-100. There will also be full test facilities available (for 5.6 GHz/Portsdown/MiniTiouner/Power Amplifiers/Preamps) during the event.


1 NOVEMBER 2020

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. Doors open 10am for visitors. Email Howard, M0MYB at holsworthyarc@gmail.com [https://www.m0omc.co.uk]





Rallies and Events for 2019 - 2020

Reproduced from data compiled by the RSGB

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