Rally organisers seeking publicity in RadCom should write to RSGB HQ direct giving detailed
information including contact callsign and telephone numbers. Submissions should be marked
"Rally News"  Details may be sent by EMail to: radcom@rsgb.org

 
   For publicity in PW, Email don.field@gmail.com

   For publicity in Radio User, Email Georg Wiessala, wiessala@hotmail.com

   
Rally organisers are also asked to send their rally information to me: mail at g4rga dot org dot uk
in order to have the rally publicised here and on the Southgate and some other sites.


  It would also help rallygoers using navigation  equipment  if the postcode or grid reference of the
venue could be included in the published information.  Feel free to include appropriate social media
links to your club/rally.

  Rallies are, traditionally, Sunday events unless otherwise stated.



April 2018


22 April 2018  Cambridge Repeater Group Rally
Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridge, CB22 6RN.
Open 09:30/07:30 traders. Entry £2. Talkin. Traders. B&B. RSGB books. On-site Catering.
Contact: Lawrence, M0LCM, 07941-972724, rally2018@cambridgerepeaters.net
http://www.cambridgerepeaters.net

22 April 2018  Andover Radio Club Spring Rally
Village Hall, Wildhern, Andover, Hants. SP11 0JE.
Open 09:00-sellers/10:00-public. Raffle.
Tables in the Hall £10. £8 per Boot and £2 Buyers.
further details on the website:
http://www.arac.org.uk/events.html

29 April 2018  Northern Amateur Radio Societies Blackpool Rally

Norbreck Exhibition Centre, Blackpool, FY2 9AA.
Open 10:30/10:15. Trade. B&B. SIGs. Talkin. Parking. RSGB books.
Details: Dave, M0OBW 01270-761608, dwilson@btinternet.com
Web: http://www.narsa.org.uk

29 April 2018  Exeter Radio & Electronics Rally  [Rescheduled from 4 March]
America Hall, De La Rue Way Pinhoe, Exeter, EX4 8PW.
Open 10:30/10:15 disabled & B&B bookin - may open earlier in inclement weather.
Admission £2. Trade. B&B. Catering.
Details: Pete, G3ZVI, 07714-198374, g3zvi@yahoo.co.uk




May 2018

6 May 2018  Thorpe Camp (Dambusters) Hamfest
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Tattershall Thorpe, Lincoln, LN4 4PL.
Details: Anthony, 07956-654481, Events page on http://thorpecamp.org
or secretary@thorpecamp.org

6 May 2018   SERF 2018 Southern Electronics & Radio Fair-Eastbourne Rally
****  This event CANCELLED  due lack of bookings & local support ****
Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, E.Sussex, BN21 2UF
Details:  http://www.serf.org.uk
Suggestions & feedback: Dave Williams, G8PUO, 07807-074538, admin@serf.org.uk

7 May 2018  Dartmoor Radio Rally  [Bank Holiday Monday]
Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8DD.
Open 10:30/10:15. Admission £2, kids free-with adult. Free parking. On-site catering.
Trade and club stands. B&B.
Details: Viv Watson, G7AWG, 01752-823427, vivwatsondrc@aol.com


13 May 2018  Lough Erne Amateur Radio Rally
Share Centre, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh, BT92 0EQ.
Access via M1, A5 & A4 (NI); M3/N3 (Ireland).
Open 11:30.
Further details: David, GI4VHO, 07842-910076, calderwood110@btinternet.com
http://www.learc.eu

17-20 May 2018  Dayton Hamvention  [Thursday-Sunday]
Greene County Fair & Exposition Centre, Xenia, Dayton, Ohio, 45385, USA.
Coordinates: 39.702N – 83.9420W
Open 08:00. Flea market. Trade. RSGB books. SIGs. Daily lectures. Catering &.
Family pastimes on-site. Raffle. US exams.
Further details: international@hamvention.org   http://www.hamvention.org

20 May 2018  SARCOM Braehead Radio Electronics Rally
Kings Inch Road, Glasgow, G51 4BN.
Open 10:00-17:00. Entry £4.50. Trade stands. B&B. Flea market. SIGs.
RSGB books. Lectures. Raffle. Catering/bar on site.
Details: Andrew Hood, GM7GDE, 07825-932488, radiorally@scotlandmail.com

20 May 2018  35th Dunstable Downs RC Car Boot Sale
Stockwood Park, Farley Hill, Luton, LU1 5PP.
Entrances: Visitors-51.869155N 0.428050W Traders-51.865229N 0.417671W
Open 09:00/Traders 07:30. Entry/Car park £3.00 per vehicle.
5m x 5m plots available; one vehicle per plot £7.50 prebooked, £10 on
the day. All unsold items and scrap must be taken off the site.
Details/bookings: bootsale-web@magstripe.co.uk  http://www.ddrcbootsale.org

26 May 2018  Rochdale & District RADARS Flea Market Indoor Sale
[Saturday]
St Vincent de Paul's, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road (A680), Norden, Rochdale,
Lancs. OL12 7QR.
Open 10:30/disabled access 10:15. Admission £2.50/under 12s free.
£5 per pitch for traders with own tables, £10 for a pitch with table provided.
B&B. Trade and amateur radio sellers. Refreshments available including bacon
and sausage butties. See 17 November for RADARS Traditional Radio Rally.
Details: Robert, M0NVQ, 07778-113333, rally@radars.me.uk  mailto:m0nvq@outlook.com

27 May 2018  Durham District ARS Radio Rally
Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn, Co Durham, DH6 5AT.
Open 10:10/10:00 to 14:30. Admittance £2. Trade. B&B. SIGs. RSGB books. On-site
catering with bar.
Details: Michael Wright, G7TWX, 07826-924192,  dadars@gmx.com



June 2018

1-3 June 2018  Ham Radio Show, Friedrichshafen  
[Friday-Sunday]
Neue Messe 1, 88046 Friedrichshafen, Germany. GPS 47.678150N 9.505990E.
Trade. IARU Member Societies' stands. Trade. Large flea market. Lectures (some
in English). RSGB books. Parking €5. Entry: daily-€11/10; 3-day-€23/20; concessions;
lower entry price is for online tickets. Open: Fri/Sat 09:00-18:00; Sun 09:00-15:00.
Contact: http://www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de  Tel 0049-7541-708-405.

3 June 2018  Spalding Annual Rally
New venue for 2018: Holbeach Community Sports Academy, Pennyhill Lane,
Holbeach, PE12 7PR. (Easy access from A17).
Open 09:30. Admittance £2.50. large area for boot traders, modern hall
for indoor traders. Flea market. Car boot sale. Catering. RSGB books. SIGs.
Trade. Prize draw.
Contact: Graham, G8NWC, 07754-619701, rallysecretary@sdars.org.uk

10 June 2018  Junction 28 Radio Rally

Bowls Hall, Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church St, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7BD.
Details: Anya Lawrence, 01246-456625, adylawri@btinternet.com

10 June 2018  East Suffolk Wireless Revival (Ipswich Rally)
Kirton Recreation Ground, Back Road, Kirton, Ipswich, IP10 0PW.
(Just off the A14)
Open 09:30. Entry £2. Free car parking. Trade. Car boot sale. B&B.
SIGs. GB4SWR HF station. RSGB bookstall. On-site catering.
Contact: Kevin, G8MXV, 07710-046846. Web: http://www.eswr.org.uk

17 June 2018  15th West of England Radio Rally  [Was listed for 24 June]
Cheese & Grain Venue, Market Yard, Bridge St, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BE.
Open 10:00-14:00. Admission £3/kids free. Inside & outside traders. RSGB books.
Free parking. Disabled access. Café.  
Details: Shaun G8VPG, 01225-873098 rallymanager@westrally.org.uk
http://www.westrally.org.uk

24 June 2018 31st Newbury Radio Rally
Newbury Showground, Jcn 13/M4, Chieveley, Berks. RG18 9QZ.
Open 09:00/08:00-sellers. Entry £2.50-visitors, £12.50-boot sale seller's pitch.
Discounted advance bookings via http://www.nadars.org.uk/rally.asp
Free parking. Display area. Exhibits SIGs. Clubs & Societies. On-site catering
Disabled facilities. Amateur radio station.
Contact: NewburyRally@nadars.org.uk  http://www.nadars.org.uk



July 2018

1 July 2018  Barford Norfolk Radio Rally
Barford Village Hall & Green, Barford, Norwich, NR9 4AB.
Open 09:00/traders 08:00. Entry £2/under 16s free. Talkin S22. Free car parking.
Trade. Car boot sales. B&B. Raffle. Repeater groups. Catering on site. Pitches £8
and indoor tables £10.
Contact:  radio@dcpmicro.com   http://www.norfolkamateurradio.org

7 July 2018  Stockport RS Rally  [Saturday]
Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport, SK2 6SQ.
Open 10:00/09:30 to 16:00. Entry £2. Car parking around the venue. Talkin.
Trade stands. SIGs. RSGB books.
Contact Nigel Roscoe, G0RXA, 07506-904422, info@g8srs.co.uk

7 July 2018  Bangor & District ARS Annual Rally  [Saturday]
Donaghadee Community Centre, Parade, Donaghadee, Co Down, BT21 0HB.
No further information.


15 July 2018  Cornish RAC Rally
Penair School, St Clement, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TN.
For directions see the link on the website.
Open at 10:00. Entry £2.00. Normal stalls & Refreshments on-site.
To book a table or for further information please contact:
Rally Organizer, Mike Halloway, G1NRF, 01209-211069, g1nrf@hotmail.com
Web: http://gx4crc.com/news/

22 July 2018  Finningley ARS Rally
The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX.
Open 10:30. Admission £3. Free parking. Massive indoor/outdoor traders' area.
Hot food and drinks all day. Major traders and clubs. Microwave comps to QRP kits.
All on one level.
Contact: Kevin G3AAF, 07831-614640, Kevin.Avery@tunstall.com

22 July 2018  McMichael Rally
Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park Farm Lane, Sonning Lane (B4446),
Sonning on Thames, Reading. RG4 6ST. Location just off A4 Sonning on Thames.
Open 09:30/08:30 hall traders. Entry/raffle ticket £3. Talkin S22.
Catering/bar. Demos/lectures. Barbecue. Car boot sale. Parking. SIGs
Pitches £10 to £20. Tables £10 booked/£12 on day.
Details: rally@radarc.org or traders@radarc.org
Website:  http://www.mcmichaelrally.org.uk

29 July 2018  Chippenham & DARC Rally & Electronics Fair
** [Change of Opening Time] **
Kington Langley Village Hall & Fields, Church Road, Kington Langley,
Chippenham, Wilts. SN15 5NJ. Close to M4 (J17). Follow signs from A350.
Open 09:00-13:00. Entry £2/Under 16s free. Car boot pitches
£10-from 07:00 to set up. On-site catering. Disabled facilities.
On-site parking.
Details & Advance booking for indoor hall space http://g3vre.org.uk



August 2018

5 August 2018  Lorn Radio Rally

Crianlarich Village Hall, Main Street, Crianlarich, Perthshire, FK20 8QN.
Open at 10:30. Entry is £2. B&B. Trade stands. Tables are free but a raffle prize
would be ppreciated. Raffle with draw at 13:30. Catering is available on site.
Details: mm0elf@blueyonder.co.uk


5 August 2018  29th King's Lynn ARC Great Eastern Radio Rally
Gaywood Community Centre, Gayton Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk. PE30 4DZ.
NGR is TF639204.
Open 09:00. Admission £2. Talkin 145.550 MHz. Parking is free. Trade.
B&B. Amateur Radio pitches outside and tables inside. Onsite Catering
Details: Ted, G4OZG, 01553-768701, Mobile 07946-838656, rally@klarc.org.uk
or ted.haskett599@gmail.com  Website:- http://www.klarc.org.uk


10 August 2018  25th Cockenzie & Port Seton Mini Rally Night [Friday]
Main Hall, Community Centre, South Seton Park, South Seton Park,
Port Seton, E.Lothian, EH32 OBG.
Open 18:00 to 21:00. Entry £2.Bring along your own junk and sell it. Tables first
come first served.  http://cpsarc.com


12 August 2018  Flight Refuelling ARS Hamfest
Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3DA.
No further details.


19 August 2018  The Rugby Amateur Radio Society Rally 2018

Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby, Warks. CV23 9PY.
NGR: SP395710 Lat/Long: 52.336N  01.421W
Open 10:00 (08:30 for sellers) until 16:00. Admission £3.
Car boot sale. Catering.
Details: Tony, G0OLS, 23 Sycamore Drive, Lutterworth, Leics. LE17 4TR,
07759 684411, rally@rugbyats.co.uk  Web: http://www.rugbyats.co.uk


26 August 2018  Torbay ARS Annual Communications Fair
The Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3AF.
Accessible by public transport.
Indoor event. Disabled facilities. Free parking. B&B. Catering. RSGB books.
SIGs. Trade. Prize draw.
Contact: Mike, G1TUU, 01803-557941, rally@tars.org.uk

26 August 2018  Milton Keynes Radio Rally
[* New contact details *]
MK Irish Centre, Manor Fields, Watling Street, Bletchley, MK2 2HX.
NGR SP885337. Site entrance (decimal): 51.9959, -0.7096
Open 09:00. Admission £3 including parking.
Traders/boot sellers in field, and indoors in the hall.
Contact: Francis, 2E0FMK, call/text 07866-673192, rally@mkars.org.uk

Details: http://mkars.org.uk/rally



September 2018

1 September 2018  G-QRP Club Mini Convention & Buildathon
 
[Saturday]
Associated with the Telford Hamfest, 2 September.
Evening of 1 September at a hotel in Telford to be announced.
Details: Martyn, 01952-255416  http://www.telfordhamfest.org.uk

2 September 2018  Telford Hamfest
Enginuity Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Salop. TF8 7DQ.
Combined with the G-QRP Mini Convention & Buildathon, 1 September
More Information: Martyn, G3UKV, 01952-255416.
http://www.telfordhamfest.org.uk


8 September 2018  Caister Lifeboat Radio Rally 
[Saturday]
Tan Lane, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, NR30 5DH.
Open 09:00 to 15:00 (08:00 for sellers to set up). Indoor tables £10 each,
outside £5 each. Raffle. Onsite café. Disabled access. Talkin S22.
Contact: Zane, 07711-214790, m1bfidx@ntlworld.com


9 September 2018 Andover Radio Club Rally
Village Hall, Wildhern, Andover, Hants. SP11 0JE.
Open 09:00-sellers/10:00-public. Tables in the Hall £10.
£8 per Boot and £2 Buyers.
Further details arac@arac.org.uk
http://www.arac.org.uk/events.html

15 & 16 September 2018  The BATC Convention 
[Saturday/Sunday]
Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton, Warks. CV3 4FR.
Open 09:30. Show & tell area. Demo area. Talks. B&B.
Lunch available in museum teashop. Formal dinner. AGM Sunday at 14:00.
More details to follow in due course: http://tinyurl.com/yar5ql9y


16 September 2018  3rd Weston-Super-Mare Rally

The Campus Community Centre, Highlands Lane, Weston sur Mer, BS24 7DX.
Behind Morrisons Supermarket. Just off M5/J21. Train-Worle Parkway.
Bus First No 14 stops outside the Campus.
Open 10:00-15:00. Admission £3/kids free. Traders. Various groups. B&B.
WSM Radio Society surplus sale. Lectures. Refreshments. Free parking.
Enquiries/Stand hire: Mike M0VLN, 01278-786684, mjones129@btinternet.com
Web: http://tinyurl.com/ybmdj3lu

28 & 29 September 2018  The National Hamfest  [Friday/Saturday]
Newark & Nottingham Showground, Lincoln Rd, Winthorpe,
Newark NG24 2NY.
Organised by the Lincoln Shortwave Club and the RSGB.
http://www.nationalhamfest.org.uk  (Not yet updated for 2018)



October 2018


7 October 2018  45th Welsh Radio Rally
Rougemont School, Llantarnam Hall, Malpas Road, Newport, Gwent, NP20 6QB.
Open 10:00. Admittance £2.50. B&B. Lectures. RSGB books. Trade. SIGS. Raffle.
Contact: Michael Rackham, GW4JKV, 01495-226149, rackhamone@aol.com

7 October 2018  Hack Green Bunker Rally.
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, French Lane, Hack Green,
Nr Nantwich, Baddington Cheshire, CW5 8AL.
Open 10:00. Sale of electronic equipment, amateur gear, components,
military radio items and vehicle spares. Refreshments available.
See also 18 March.
Contact: 01270-623353, coldwar@hackgreen.co.uk  http://www.hackgreen.co.uk

12 to 14 October 2018  The RSGB Convention  [Friday to Sunday]
Kents Hill Park Training & Conference Centre, Timbold Drive,
Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ.
http://rsgb.org/main/about-us/rsgb-convention

14 October 2018  Hornsea Amateur Radio Rally
The Floral Hall, Hornsea, Lincs. HU18 1NQ .
Doors open 10:00. Admission £2/under 14s free. Trade stands.
Radio equipment, computers etc. B&B – run by the Hornsea ARC.
RSGB books. Disabled facilities. Hot and cold food available
in the café. Tombola stand.
Details: Les, 2E0LBJ, 01377-252393, lbjpinkney@hotmail.co.uk
http://www.hornseaarc.co.uk

21 October 2018  Galashiels Radio Rally
The Volunteer Hall, St John Street, Galashiels, Borders, TD1 3JX.
Club website: http://galaradioclub.co.uk/?p=552



November 2018

4 November 2018  West London Radio & Electronics Show
**** CANCELLED ****
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ.
Details: Paul, M0CJX, 0845-165-0351, info@radiofairs.co.uk
http://www.radiofairs.co.uk

17 November 2018  Rochdale & District RADARS Traditional Radio Rally
[Saturday]
St Vincent de Paul's, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road (A680), Norden, Rochdale,
Lancs. OL12 7QR.
Open 10:30/disabled access 10:15. Admission £2.50/under 12s free.
£5 per pitch for traders with own tables, £10 for a pitch with table provided.
B&B. Trade and amateur radio sellers. Refreshments available including bacon
and sausage butties. See 26 May for RADARS Flea market indoor sale.
Details: Robert, M0NVQ, 07778-113333, rally@radars.me.uk  m0nvq@outlook.com

25 November 2018  Bishop Auckland RAC Rally
No further information.
Club website: https://www.barac.org.uk/



Rally organisers seeking publicity in RadCom should write to RSGB HQ direct giving detailed
information including contact callsign and telephone numbers. Submissions should be marked
"Rally News"  Details may be sent by EMail to: radcom@rsgb.org

For publicity in PW, Email don.field@gmail.com

For publicity in Radio User, Email Georg Wiessala, wiessala@hotmail.com

 
   
Rally organisers are also asked to send their rally information to me: mail at g4rga dot org dot uk
in order to have the rally publicised here and on the Southgate and some other sites.


  It would also help rallygoers using navigation  equipment  if the postcode or grid reference of the
venue could be included in the published information.