Amateur Radio Rallies and Hamfests for 2012
July 2012
27 - 29 July Lithuanian National Rally
Surviliskis Village, Kedainiaa District, Lithuania.
Details: (in good English, with directions)
29 July Horncastle Summer Rally
Horncastle Youth Centre, Willow Rd, Horncastle, Lincs
LN9 6DZ.
Admission 1.50. Open 10:30. Disabled facilities. Catering. Tables 5
with free power.
Details: Tony, G3ZPU, 01507-527835.
29 July Blind Ex-Servicemen's UK Radio & Computer Rally (formerly St Dunstan's ARS), St Dunstan's, Ovingdean, Brighton, E.Sussex, BN2 7BS.
Admission 2. Open 10:30.
Trade (tables 10). Catering. Talkin. Parking.
Details: Eddie, 01273-300772,
August 2012
5 August Kings Lynn ARC Rally & Car Boot
Gaywood Community Centre, Kings Lynn, PE30 4DZ
Admission 1.50. Open 10:00. Trade. Catering. Camp site by prior arrangement.
Details: Ray, G3RSV, 01553-849700,
5 August Lorn Radio Amateur Rally
Village Hall, Crianlarich, Nr Oban, FK20 8QN.
Admission 1. Trade. B&B. Catering. Car boot sale.
Details: GM0ERV,
5 August Chippenham & DARC Radio Boot Sale
Sea Cadet HQ, off Long Close, Chippenham.
Wilts, SN15 3JZ (approximately).
Admission 1/<16s free. Open 09:00 for 'booters'
5 per boot. On-site parking - please do not park in Long Close. Map on website
10 August Cockenzie & Port Seton ARC 19th Annual Mini-Rally Night [Evening Event]
Community Centre,
Main Hall, Port Seton, EH32 0BQ.
Bring your own junk and sell it yourself.
Tables on first come, first served basis. Admission 2 for everyone. Open 18:30 to 21:30.
Club website:
12 August Flight Refuelling ARS Rally
Cobham Sports & Social Club Ground, Merley, Nr Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3DA. Parking. Talkin. Open 10:00. Trade. Trade. Car boot sale. Catering/bar.
Details: Mike, M0MJS, 01202-883479.
17 & 18 August 15th International EME Conference
Churchill College, Cambridge, CB3 0DS.
19 August The Rugby (Princethorpe) Annual Radio Rally
Princethorpe College, Princethorpe Rugby, Warcs. CV23 9PU, NGR: SP395710, 52.336N/001.421W. From A45 SW of Rugby, take B4453; from Coventry take A423; Approach college via B4453.
Open 10:00 to 16:00. Talkin by GB5RRR 08:00-12:00 and via GB3ME. Admission 2/person. Further details, including info on pitches available as a .PDF
from the website.
Details: Tel: 07759-684411.
26 August Milton Keynes Amateur Radio Society (MKARS) Annual Radio Rally
Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley Bucks, MK3 6EB. Parking in multi-storey at Bletchley station @ 2.75.
Admission 2/concessions. Trade. RSGB bookstall. Traders' info on the website.
Left-luggage facility available.
Rally Bookings ?
27 August Huntingdonshire ARS Rally (Bank Holiday Monday)
St Neots Community College, Barford Rd, St Neots,
PE19 2SH.
Admission 2.00. Open 10:00. Talkin S22/V44. Parking. Car boot sale,
B&B. Catering. Trade. Disabled facilities.
Details: Clive Burchell, G3NKQ, 01480-810473,
September 2012
2 September Telford Rally
Enginuity Technology Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford, TF8 7DU.
Talkin by GB3TF 433.2 MHz. Open 10:30. Trade. B&B. SIGs. Free parking. Family attractions. Lectures.
Details: Martyn, G3UKV, 01952-255416.
2 September Andover Amateur Radio Club Autumn Rally
Village Hall, Wildhern, Andover,
Hants, SP11 0JE.
Admission 1.50/Car Boots 6.00/Trade table inside 8.00.
Talk In. Free Car Park.
Opening Time 10:00. Tradestands. Car Boot Sale.
Catering. Disabled Facilities.
Details: Dave, G4YVM, 07749-199453 or
Visit website:
8 & 9 September Dorking & DARS at the National Trust Open Day
Polesden Lacy, Nr Leatherhead,
Surrey, RH5 6BD.
Society will operate special station GB0NT during the event.
Details: Garth, G3NPC, 01737-359472 or
9 September Friskney & East Lincs Communications Club Rally
Friskney Village Hall, Church Rd, Friskney, Lincs. PE22 8RD. 6.5 miles south of Skegness.
Details: Bren, 2E0BDS, 01754-820060.
15 & 16 September AMSAT-UK Space Colloquium
Holiday Inn, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XZ. Lecture
programme. AMSAT Shop. GB4FUN.
16 September Torbay Annual Communications Fair
Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon
TQ12 3AF.
Open 09:30/10:00. B&B. Trade. Catering. RSGB books. Disabled facilities.
Details: 01803-557941.
23 September 22nd Great Northern Rally
Barnsley Premier Leisure Complex, Queen's Ground, Barnsley, S Yorks. S71 1AN. Admission 3.50. Open 10:30-15:00. Trade. SIGs.
RSGB bookstall. Catering/bar. Family attractions. Disabled facilities.
Details: Ernie, G4LUE, 01226-716339.
22 September Fog on the Tyne Rally [A Saturday]
(Angel of the North ARC & South Tyneside ARS), Whitehall Road Methodist Church Hall, Bensham, Gateshead, NE8 4LH.
Open 10:30
Admission 1.50. Trade. Catering.
Details: Nancy Bone, G7UUR, 01914-770036 (Evenings),
28-29 September RSGB National Rally
George Stephenson Pavillion, Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Lincoln Rd, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts. NG24 2NY (close to junction A1/A46/A17).
B&B. Trade. Car boot sale. Catering. SIGs. RSGB bookstall. Morse
tests. RSGB services & committee. Disabled facilities. Family attractions.
Details: Web:
October 2012
6 & 7 October BATC Convention Everest Community Academy, Basingstoke, Hants. RG24 9PF.
Lectures. SIGs. Trade. B&B. Test & Fix Area. BATC BiAGM on 7th.
7 October Autumn Militaria Electronics & Radio Amateur Hangar Sale
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Ches. CW5 8AL.
Open 10:00. Military and vintage radio equipment plus vehicle spares and more.
Contact: Rod Siebert, 01270-623353
7 October Blackwood & DARS Rally
Coleg Gwent, Risca Road, Cross Keys, NP11 7ZA. Talkin V44/(S22). Open 10:00.
Admission 2. Parking. Trade. B&B. SIGs. Catering. Raffle
Details: Dave, GW4HBK, 01495-228516,
Web: http://
12 -14 October RSGB Convention
Horwood House, Little Horwood, Nr Milton Keynes, MK17 0PH.
Full convention programme with lectures for all interests and technicalities.
14 October Hornsea Amateur Radio Club Rally
Floral Hall, 7 The Esplanade, Hornsea, E.Yorks,
HU18 1NQ.
Open 10:30. Trade. Parking. B&B. SIGs. RSGB. RAFARS. Catering with bar.
Disabled facilities. Raffle.
Details: Rick, M0CZR,
20 October The G-QRP Club Mini Convention
The Rishworth School, on A672 (Ripponden) road frfrom M62/J22, Postcode HX6 4QA.
Open 10:00. Admission 2.50. Talkin S22. Large social area. Lectures on QRP subjects. B&B. Surplus junk. Component & kit traders Food and drink all day with the famous pie and peas. On-site parking available only for the disabled. Plenty on on-street parking.
21 October Galashiels & DARS Radio Rally
The Volunteer Hall, St Johns St, Galashiels,
TD1 3JX.
Admission 2.50. Open 11:30/11:15. B&B. Trade. Catering. Raffle.
Details: Jim, GM7LUN, 01896-850245,
25 November 34th CATS Radio & Electronic Bazaar
1st Coulsdon Scout HQ, rear of Council Car Park, Lion Green Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 3BP. Admission 1. B&B
Catering. Free parking.
Details: Glenn, G4FVL,
28 October The North Wales Rally (New one-day event)
John Bright School, Llandudno,
LL30 1LF. Admission 4.50. Open 10:00-16:00. B&B. Trade. Parking. Disabled facilities. Catering. SIGs.
Details: Gordon, MW0GBR, 07733-531766,
November 2012
4 November Holsworthy Amateur Radio Rally
Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill,
Holsworthy EX22 6JD.
Details: Roger, 07773 983691, EMail:
10 November Rochdale & DARS Radio Rally
St Vincent's Church
Hall, Caldershaw Rd, Norden, Rochdale, OL12 7QL. Open 10:30. Admission 2.50 with concessions for <12s and seniors). Pitches 7.50. B&B. Catering.
Details: Dave, G0PUD, 01706-346517,
11 November West London Radio & Electronics Show (Kempton Rally)
Kempton Park Racecourse,
TW16 5AQ.
Details: Paul, M0CJX, 08451-650351,
25 November Plymouth Radio Club Rally
NEW VENUE: Harewood House, The Ridgeway, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2AS. Doors open 10:00. Disabled priority please. Usual Traders
and amateur tables. B&B. Refreshments etc. Large adjacent free car park. Admission 2.00.
Enquiries and directions:
December 2012
2 December Bishop Auckland Radio Amateurs Club Rally
Spennymoor Leisure Centre, Bishop
Auckland, Co Durham, DL16 6DB. Admission 2.00/under 14s free. Open 10:15/10:3 Talkin S22/V44. Parking. Trade. B&B. Catering/bar. Disabled facilities. Family attractions.
Details: Mark, G0GFG, 01388-747497.
Amateur Radio Rallies and Hamfests for 2013
January 2013
February 2013
3 February 28th Canvey Radio & Electronics Rally
The Paddocks, Long Road, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 0JA, southern end of A130. Open 10:30. Free parking. Catering. Disabled facilities. Trade.
Details: Vic Rogers, G6BHE, 01702-308562,
3 February Mid-Cheshire ARS' Radio Active Rally
Civic Hall, Nantwich, Ches. CW5 5DG.
Open 10:30. Parking. Trade. Catering. B&B. Disabled facilities.
March 2013
3 March BRATS' Rainham Rally
Rainham School for Girls, Derwent Way. Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0BX. Open 10:00 (09:30 for disabled). Parking. Usual traders.
Details: Trev, 07717-678795,
April 2013
May 2013
June 2013
9 June SNADARC's Junction 28 QRP Rally
Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church St, Alfreton,
Derbys. DE55 7AH.
Details: SNADARC Secretary, Anya Lawrence, 01159-307322,
30 June West of England Radio Rally
Cheese & Grain, Bridge St, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BE.
Admission 2.50. Open 10:00-14:00.
Trade. RSGB bookstall. Catering
Parking. Disabled facilities.
Contact: Shaun, G8VPG, 01225-873098
July 2013
August 2013
September 2013
October 2013
November 2013
December 2013

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