28 December, 2018
In association with REVA University, Bangalore. The largest gathering and festival of amateur radio operators in India. [www.hamfestindia2018.com].
3 FEBRUARY 2019
SEARS 35th CANVEY RADIO & ELECTONICS RALLY
Cornelius Vermuyden School, Dinant Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 9QS.
A new venue for 2019 and doors open at 10am, disabled visitors can come in from 9.45am. There is free car parking and easy level ground floor access to 2 large halls. Admission cost is £3. Tea , coffee and soft drinks will be available, as well as bacon butties. There will be radio, computing and electronics traders and special interest groups. More details from the rally co-
73rd ORLANDO HamCation®
Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park, 4603 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32808, USA
Over 150 commercial vendors, more than 200 swap table vendors and the largest tailgate area in the southeastern US, will show and sell amateur radios, parts, computer hardware and software and other interesting electronic items for a growing group of radio enthusiasts. Over thirty forums held at the Lakeside Pavilion will present a diverse range of topics including digital amateur radio, new software developments, youth and amateur radio. K1AA will be the operating as a special event station and talk-
10 FEBRUARY 2019
HARWELL RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY
Didcot Leisure Centre, Mereland Road, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 8AY (3 miles from Milton Interchange on A34)
Doors open 10am to 3pm – admittance £3.00 (under 12s Free). Free car parking . Disabled parking and facilities. Traders, Special Interest Groups and RSGB Bookstand. Refreshments available all day. Talk in on 145.550MHz, using G3PIA. Details from Ann, G8NVI by email to email@example.com [www.g3pia.net/radio-
17 FEBRUARY 2019
Nantwich Civic Hall, Cheshire, CW5 5DG.
The venue has free car parking and the doors open at 10:30am. There will be a Bring & Buy, as well as traders and RSGB book stall. A single raffle ticket is included with the entrance programme with additional tickets available. Catering is provided on site. Contact Stuart Jackson on 07880 732 534.
24 FEBRUARY 2019
RAINHAM RADIO RALLY
The Victory Academy, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 5JB
Doors open 10am to 4pm, £2.50 adult entry, free entry for kKids. Local and national Traders, BRATS Kitchen, BRATS Interactive Zone for Kids, BRATS Junk, Talk In Station on 145.550MHz using GB4RRR.
3 MARCH 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
17 MARCH 2019
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-
24 MARCH 2019
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.
24 MARCH 2019
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 email@example.com.
7 APRIL 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org [www.cambridgerepeaters.net]
14 APRIL 2019
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally)
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ.
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, email@example.com. [www.radiofairs.co.uk].
28 APRIL 2019
NARSA – NORTHERN AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETIES ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION. (Blackpool Rally)
Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA.
There will be a talk-
9 JUNE 2019
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-
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].
15 JUNE 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07778113333.
16 JUNE 2019
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: email@example.com [www.westrally.org.uk]
22 JUNE 2019
BANGOR & DISTRICT ARS RALLY
The Hub, Hamilton Road, Bangor
Doors open 10am. More from 02890422762 or by e-
23 JUNE 2019
NEWBURY RADIO RALLY AND BOOT SALE
Newbury Showground, next to M4 J13.
14 JULY 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
28 JULY 2019
WILTSHIRE RADIO RALLY AND ELECTRONICS FAIR
Kington Langley Village Hall & playing fields, Church Road, Kington Langley, Chippenham SN15 5NJ.
11 AUGUST 2019
FLIGHT REFUELLING ARS HAMFEST
Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, nr Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3DA.
31 MARCH 2019
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, email@example.com “
22 SEPTEMBER 2019
13 OCTOBER 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
16 NOVEMBER 2019
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 07778113333.
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Reproduced from data compiled by the RSGB