Radio Rallies 2015


2015 Radio Rallies

Here is a current and at the time of writing up-to-date list of Radio Rallies being held in the U.K. in 2015.

If you are aware of any other electronics or radio related rallies scheduled for 2015 please inform the webmaster.

HATHERLEIGH RADIO RALLY – Hatherleigh Community Centre. Bowling Green Lane, Hatherleigh, Okehampton, Devon EX20 3HB. OT 10am, £2. Roger, 2E0RPH, 01822 852 871.

RED ROSE WINTER RALLY – The George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Kingsway Park, M41 7FJ. Easily accessible from M60 J9 (opp. Trafford Centre). OT 11am. CP (free), TS, B&B, SIG, C, DF, DIS, RSGB Bookstall. John, 07840 389 427. [].

HORNCASTLE WINTER RALLY – Horncastle Youth Centre, Lincolnshire LN9 6DZ. OT 10.30, £1.50, DF, C, free CP. Tony, G3ZPU, 01507 527 835,

30th CANVEY RADIO & ELECTRONICS RALLY – ‘The Paddocks’, Long Road, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 0JA (southern end of A130). Free CP, OT 10.30. C, DF, TS. Vic Rogers, G6BHE, 01702 308 562, [].

HARWELL RADIO AND ELECTRONICS RALLY – Didcot Leisure Centre, Mereland Road, Didcot. TI S22, free CP, OT 9.45/10.00, £3 (under 12’s free). TS, FM, SIG, LB, C, DF. Ann, G8NVI, 01235 816 379, [].

RADIO-ACTIVE RALLY – Civic Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 5DG. OT 10.30, £, TS, B&B, C, DF, WIN. Jayne 07926 078 232, [].

BRATS RAINHAM RADIO RALLY – Rainham School for Girls, Derwent Way, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent ME8 0BX. TI, OT 10.00/9.30, TS, SIG. David Filby, 2E0DCN, [].

PENCOED ARC TABLE TOP SALE – Pencoed RFC, The Verlands, Felindre Rd, Pencoed CF33 5PB off at J35 M4. Tables £5, OT 8.30am sellers, 9:30am buyers, £2, C. Madeline Roberts, 01639 885 126. []

EXETER RADIO & ELECTRONICS RALLY – America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe Exeter EX4 8PW. OT 10.15/10.30, £2. TS, B&B, C. Pete, G3ZVI, 07714 198 374,

30th WYTHALL RADIO CLUB RALLY – WRC HQ, Wythall Park, Silver Street, Wythall B47 6LZ. OT 9.30/10am, £3, CP, TS, C, LB, DF. John, 07428 055 931, [].

DOVER RADIO RALLY – Whitfield Village hall, Sandwich Road, Whitfield, Dover CT16 3LY. Doors open at 10am and the auction starts at 12.30pm. The rally ends at 1pm. Entrance price for visitors is £2. For booking form for tables, please visit the website. [].

40th DUTCH NATIONAL RADIO FLEA MARKET – “Autotron”, Rosmalen, just off A59 motorway. TI PI4SHB, 145.500MHz, CP, OT 9am. TS, FM, C. Details: [].

LAUGHARNE RADIO RALLY –Millenium Memorial Hall, Laugharne SA33 4QG. OT 10am (9.30am) to 2pm, £FREE, tables free, WIN, C. Matthew, GW6KOA, 01994 427 581,

DEVON & CORNWALL REPEATER GROUP + CALLINGTON ARS RALLY – Callington Town Hall, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7BD. OT 10am, £2, CP, B&B, Camping site available. Roger,

HACK GREEN BUNKER RALLY – Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8AL Sale of electronic equipment, amateur gear, components, military radio sets and vehicle spares. OT 10.00, TS, C. Lucy, 01270 623 353, []

31st YEOVIL QRP CONVENTION – Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3AA (adjoining the central shopping car park). TI S22, CP, OT 9.30-3.00, £3, TS, LEC, B&B, C, DF. Steve, G7AHP, 01803 666 407,

52nd NORTHERN AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETIES ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION (Blackpool rally) – Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA. TI, CP, OT 10.15/10.30. TS, B&B, SIG, MT, LB, C, DF, RSGB book stall. Dave, M0OBW, 01270 761 608, [].

WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally) – Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ. TI, free CP, OT 9.50/10am. TS, FM, B&B, SIG, C, DF, WIN, LEC. Paul, M0CJX, 08451 650 351, [].

SCOTTISH HIGHLAND RADIO RALLY – Aviemore Primary School and Community Centre, Muirton, Aviemore PH22 1SF. TS, SIG, RSGB bookstall, CP. OT 10.30am-4pm. Free tables for clubs and private sellers. Seating area. Roy, GM4VKI, 01563 850 976,

DAMBUSTERS HAMFEST – Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Coningsby, Lincs LN4 4PE. TI S22, GB3FR, £3, RAF heritage centre on site. Overnight camping by appointment. C, OT 10am. Mainly an outdoor rally but some limited space is available indoors. Contact [].

4 MAY (Bank holiday Monday)
DARTMOOR RADIO RALLY – Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon. PL19 8DD. OT 10.15/10.30, £2, Free CP, No TI, TS, B&B, SIG, C, DF. Roger Hann, 2E0RPH, 01822 860 619,

31 MAY
BLACK COUNTRY RADIO RALLY – Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 1HE. OT 9.30am, TI, CP, TS, B&B, SIG, C, DF, WIN, £2, RSGB Book Stall. Martin,

SUSSEX ELECTRONICS & RADIO FAIR (SERF 2015) – Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UF. []

SPALDING & DARS ANNUAL RALLY – The Sir John Gleed Technology School, Halmer Gardens, Spalding, Lincs PE11 2EF. TI S22, free CP, OT 10am. TS, C, CBS. John, G4NBR, 07946 302 815, [].

14th JUNCTION 28 QRP RALLY – South Normanton Alfreton and District Amateur Radio Club in association with the G QRP Club. Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7BD. 10 mins from M1 J28 and the A38. TI S21, OT 10am. TS, SIG, C, LB. Anya Lawrence, 2E0BQS, 0115 930 7322, [].

SOUTH LANCS SUMMER RALLY – Bickershaw Labour Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TE. OT 9.00 (traders 7.30). £2.50, B&B, C, DIS, CP, SIG, DF, TS, LB. Jason, G0IZR 01942 735 828. [].

28th NEWBURY RADIO RALLY – Newbury Showground, next to M4 J13. TI S22 (V44), free CP, OT 9am (visitors), 8am (sellers). Visitors £2.50, CBS pitch £12.50. Huge radio, electronics & computing boot sale including demonstration marquee with display of amateur radio on air (SSB, CW, & DATA), air traffic radar, plus clubs and national society stands. TS, C, CBS, WIN, DF, FM, SIG. Contact [].

WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY – Cheese & Grain, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE. CP, OT 10am-2pm, £2.50. TS, RSGB book stall, C, DIS. Shaun, G8VPG, 01225 873 098, [].

FINNINGLEY ARS SUMMER RALLY – The Hurst Radio Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sand toft, Doncaster DN8 5SX. Easily accessible from M180 J1/J2. OT 10am, £3, TS, CP, B&B, TI S21, RSGB bookstall. Kevin, G3AAF, 07831 614 640. [].

McMICHAEL RADIO RALLY & CAR BOOT SALE – Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park Farm Lane, Sonning Lane (B4446), Sonning on Thames, Reading RG4 6ST. TI, free CP, £2, LB, C, SIG, WIN, TS, CBS, OT 9:30. Pete, G8FRC, 01189 695 697. [].

HORNCASTLE SUMMER RALLY – Horncastle Youth Centre, Lincolnshire LN9 6DZ. OT 10.30, £1.50, DF, C, free CP. Tony, G3ZPU, 01507 527 835,

FLIGHT REFUELLING ARS HAMFEST – Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, nr Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3DA. TI S22, CP, OT 10.00, TS, CBS, LB, C. Tony Baker, G3PFM, [].

WEST KENT ELECTRONICS AND RADIO FAIR, being held on Sunday the 13th of September near Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9XB. For further information please visit

HORNSEA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB RALLY – Floral Hall, 7 The Esplanade, Hornsea, East Yorks HU18 1NQ. OT 10am, CP, TS, B&B, SIG, RSGB, RAFARS, LB, C, DF, WIN. Details from Rick, M0CZR, 01964 533 712, [].

HACK GREEN BUNKER RALLY – Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 8AL. Electronic equipment, amateur gear, components, military radio sets and vehicle spares. OT 10am, TS, C. Lucy, 01270 623 353, [].

HOLSWORTHY AMATEUR RADIO RALLY – Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill, Holsworthy EX22 6JD. TS, B&B, C, DIS. Enquiries to []

26th GREAT NORTHERN HAMFEST – Barnsley Premier Leisure Complex, Queens Road, Barnsley S71 1AN or follow the brown Metrodome signs. GNHF in association with SYRG. OT 10am, TS, SIG, C, FAM. Ernie, G4LUE, 07984 191 873. [].

WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally) – Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ. TI, free CP, OT 9.50/10am. TS, FM, B&B, SIG, C, DF, WIN, LEC. Paul, M0CJX, 08451 650 351, [].

CATS RADIO & ELECTRONICS BAZAAR – Coulsdon Community Centre, Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BE. Limited on site parking (50), street parking available. OT 10am-2pm, £1 including a complimentary tea or coffee, B&B, C, DIS. Glenn, G4FVL,

PLYMOUTH RADIO CLUB RALLY – Harewood House, The Ridgeway, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2AS. CP, TI, OT 10am, £2, TS, C. Sheila Hart, 2E0YSH, 07815 542 477,

SOUTH LANCS WINTER RALLY – Bickershaw Labour Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TE. OT 9am, traders 7.30am. £2.50, B&B, C, DIS, CP, SIG, DF, TS, LB. Jason, 01942 735 828.

You may wish to view the list of Radio Rallies 2016.

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GB3EB 2m in Uckfield- Active
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MB6RY Wires-X DigiGate in Broad Oak - Active
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GB7RY 70cm X-Wires Repeater Rye - Active
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Get your amateur radio licence - Find out more about amateur radio licence training.
Month on the Air - G3MGQ's popular monthly DX contest/expedition list.
Wilf Gaye Memorial Cup - The clubs annual operating event in the memory of Wilf Gaye M0GYE.
St. Richard's College Buildathon/STEM/ARISS - HERC attends St. Richard's Catholic College for their various events surrounding the Tim Peake ARISS contact.
G3BDQ - John Hey's Rare QSL Cards.
Sussex Electronics Radio Fair - SERF Sussex Electronics Radio Fair 2016.
Vital Spark - A selection of articles re-published from the Vital Spark.
RSGB News - Find out how to get RSGB news on your mobile or PC.
Experimenters Corner - A selection of Proteus projects by Bob Gornal (G7DME)
BBADL - Bath Based Distance Learning Course.
Conquest Hospital Radio - Presented by HERC member Antony (G4CUS).
Radio Rallies 2016 - An up to date list of radio rallies scheduled for 2016.
Club QSL Cards - A selection of QSL cards the club has received over the years.
Other Newsletters - Excellent newsletters and magazines from other clubs.
TX Factor episodes - Take a look at the TX Factors YouTube videos.
John Taplin - A bio of the late John Taplin.

Amateur Radio Resources

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RAYNET - The Hastings and Rother RAYNET Group.

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