Events: the year ahead  
  21 APRIL
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally) - Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ. TI, free CP, OT 9.50/10.00. TS, FM, B&B, SIG, C, DF, WIN, LEC. Details Paul, M0CJX, 08451 650 351, inforadiofairs.co.uk.
Visit website: www.radiofairs.co.uk
21 APRIL
RADARS RALLY AND SURPLUS EQUIPMENT SALE - The Hugh Ripley Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 2TP. TI, OT 10.30, stallholders 7.30, £2. C, B&B, tables £10, WIN. Details from rallyripon.org.uk
Visit website: www.ripon.org.uk
28 APRIL
29th YEOVIL QRP CONVENTION - Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3AA (adjoining the central shopping car park). TI S22, CP, OT 9.30. TS, LEC, B&B, C, DF. Steve, G7AHP, 01803 666 407, steveg7ahp.co.uk.
5 MAY
DAMBUSTERS HAMFEST - Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Coningsby, Lincs LN4 4PE. TI S22, GB3FR, £3, B&B new for 2013 free parking, Pitches free but size is limited if not pre-booked. RAF heritage centre on site. Overnight camping by appointment. C, OT 10.00. GB617SQN will be activated to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the famous 617 Squadron’s Dambuster Mission Contact tcrmhotmail.co.uk.
Visit website: www.qsl.net/gb4tcm/dambusters.html
6 MAY (BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY)
DARTMOOR RADIO RALLY - Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8DD. Free CP, OT 10.15/10.30, £2, TS, B&B, SIG, C, DF. Viv, 01752 823 427, vivwatsondrcaol.com.
19 MAY
30th NATIONAL AMATEUR RADIO CAR BOOT SALE - Stockwood Park, Luton. All usual facilities.
Visit website: www.ddrcbootsale.org
17 - 19 MAY
DAYTON HAMVENTION® - Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USA. CP, OT 8am, $20-$25, TS, huge FM, SIG, DF, LEC, C, CBS, WIN, US exams, FAM, W8BI SES 40/20/10m & IRLP 4267. Contact internationalhamvention.org.
Visit website: www.hamvention.org
19 MAY
WOLVERHAMPTON ARS TABLE TOP SALE - “The Electric Club”, St Marks Road, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton WV3 0QH. OT 10.00, £ by way of donation, CP, LB, C, SIG, RSGB book stall. Trader tables available. Vaughan, M0VRR, ttswolverhamptonars.co.uk.
Visit website: www.wolverhamptonars.co.uk
25 MAY
SOUTH LANCS ARC SPRING RALLY - Postponed to 22 June.
Visit website: www.slarc.co.uk/rally.html
2 JUNE
SPALDING & DARS ANNUAL RALLY - The Sir John Gleed Technology School, Halmer Gardens, Spalding, Lincs PE11 2EF. TI S22, free CP, OT 10.00. TS, C, CBS. John, G4NBR, 07946 302 815, rally-secretarysdars.org.uk.
Visit website: www.sdars.org.uk
8 JUNE
CENTRAL SCOTLAND MINI HAM RADIO CONVENTION - Crofthead Farm Community Education Centre, Templar Rise, Livingston EH54 6DG. OT 9.50/10am, TS, FM, B&B, LEC, RSGB, WIN, C. [uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/cshrc
9 JUNE
12th 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 10.00. TS, SIG, C, LB. Anya Lawrence, 2E0BQS, 0115 930 7322.
Visit website: www.snadarc.com
16 JUNE
26th NEWBURY RADIO RALLY - Newbury Showground, next to M4 J13 in Berkshire. TI S22 (V44), free CP, OT 9am (visitors), 8am (sellers), £2 visitor, £10 CBS pitch. WIN, C, DF, TS, FM, CBS, SIG. See G7N taking part in the 6m contest. Contact rallynadars.org.uk.
Visit website: www.nadars.org.uk
22 JUNE
ROCHDALE & DARS SUMMER FLEA MARKET - St Vincent’s Church Hall, Caldershaw Rd, Rochdale OL12 7QL. OT 10.15am, £2.50, TS, B&B, SIG. Pitches £7.50. G0PUD, 0161 285 1600, infovintage-radio-repair.co.uk.
22 JUNE
SOUTH LANCS SUMMER RALLY - Bickershaw Labour Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TE. OT 9.30am (traders 8am). £1.50, TI, B&B, C, DIS, CP, SIG, DF, TS, LB. Allan, 2E0RAG, 07533 970 841, rallyslarc.co.uk.
Visit website: www.slarc.co.uk/rally
23 JUNE
EAST SUFFOLK WIRELESS REVIVAL (Ipswich Radio Rally) - The Orwell Crossing Lorry Park, A14 Eastbound, Nacton, Ipswich, IP10 0DD. TI S22, CP, OT 9.30, £2, CBS, B&B, SIG, LRC, RSGB book stall, GB4SWR HF station, Kevin, G8MXV, 07710 046 846.
Visit website: www.eswr.org.uk
23 JUNE
SOUTH MANCHESTER RADIO & COMPUTING CLUB AMATEUR RADIO CAR BOOT SALE - Trafford MV Rugby Football Club, MacPherson Park, Finneybank Road, Sale, Cheshire M33 6LR. Pitches 9.30am £10 per car + 2 people, Transit vans £15. OT 10.30am, £1, C, LIC, CP TI S22. Terry, G6CRF g6crfgmx.com or 07838 138 306.
23 JUNE
LAM COMMUNICATIONS RALLY IN AID OF CANCER RESEARCH - Elsecar Heritage Centre inside Building 21, located 2.2 miles from LAM Communications Ltd. TS from Icom UK, Kenwood and Yaesu UK. OT 10am to 4pm.
28 - 30 JUNE
HAMTRONIC SHOW, FRIEDRICHSHAFEN - Messe, Friedrichshafen, Germany. TS, FM, CP, SIG, LB, C, DF, LEC, CS. Large RSGB book stall.
Visit website: www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de/html/en
30 JUNE
WEST OF ENGLAND RADIO RALLY - Cheese & Grain, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE. CP, OT 10am, £2.50. TS, RSGB book stall, C, DIS. Shaun, G8VPG, 01225 873 098, rallymanagerwestrally.org.uk.
Visit website: www.westrally.org.uk
2 JULY
FRISKNEY & EAST LINCOLNSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS CLUB DESKTOP SALE - Friskney Village Hall, Church Road, Friskney, Lincolnshire PE22 8RD. OT 7pm (traders 6pm), £1.50, Tables £3.50. Free tea & coffee, raffle. Ian Donnelly, 2E0XOD, 07554 362 020.
Visit website: www.felcc.com
5 JULY
RSGB CENTENARY DAY - National Radio Centre, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes. G100RSGB on the air, DF hunting, exhibitions and lectures. Join HQ staff, Board members, volunteers and Members to celebrate the 100 years of the RSGB. Friday evening is the Centenary dinner at Horwood House near Buckingham. This is open to all RSGB members and their guests to join us for fun evening of entertainment, good food and a chance to catch up with friends, etc. We can expect an interesting forward look from our guest speaker Prof Peter Cochrane, OBE, G3RVC. Horwood House is the venue of the RSGB Convention and very convenient for visitors who have been at the Centenary Day at Bletchley Park. We have also arranged over-night accommodation for those who need it. Numbers for both the dinner and accommodation are limited and will be sold on a strictly first-come-first-served basis www.rsgbshop.org.uk.
6 JULY
BANGOR AND DISTRICT ARS RALLY - Donaghadee Community Centre, County Down BT21 0HB. OT 11.30, £3. TS, B&B, SIG. Bill, GI4AAM, 02891 816 707, bill.langtrybtinternet.com.
Visit website: www.bdars.com
7 JULY
BARFORD NORFOLK RADIO RALLY - Barford Village Hall & Green, Barford, Norwich NR9 4AB, TI S22, CP, OT 9.00 £1.50 (U16s free). C, DF, WIN, TS, B&B. Contact radiodcpmicro.com.
Visit website: www.norfolkamateurradio.org
7 JULY
CORNISH RAC 50th MOBILE RALLY - Penair School, St Clements, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TN. TS, B&B, C, TI, CP. OT 10.30, £2. Steve, 01209 844 939, g7vohbtinternet.com.
Visit website: www.gx4crc.com
7 JULY
17TH RED ROSE QRP FESTIVAL - Formby Hall, Alder Street, Atherton, Manchester M46 9EY. Free CP, OT 11.00, £2 (U14 free). TS, SIG, B&B, DF, LB, C. Les Jackson, G4HZJ, 01942 870 634, g4hzjntlworld.com.
13 JULY
2nd NORTH WAKEFIELD RADIO CLUB RALLY - Drighlington Meeting Hall, Moorland Road, , Bradford BD11 1JZ. TS including tools components and specialised antenna traders, B&B. Tables £6 & £4. OT 10.15, C. Tony Mawson, 0774 000 3159, tonymawsonbtinetrnet.com.
14 JULY
MCMICHAEL RALLY AND BOOT SALE - Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park Farm Lane, Sonning Lane (B4446), Sonning on Thames, Reading RG4 6ST, just off the A4 east of Reading. TI, free CP, OT 9.30, £2. LB, C, SIG, WIN, TS, CBS. Pete, G8FRC, 01189 695 697.
Visit website: www.McMichaelRally.org.uk
21 JULY
AMATEUR RADIO IN THE COUNTRY - Upton Bridge Farm, Long Sutton TA10 9NJ. Amateur radio, QRP & homebrew in a country setting. TS, FAM, SIG. Tim Walford, G3PCJ, walforglobalnet.co.uk.
14 JULY
STOCKPORT RALLY - Walthew House, Shaw Heath, Stockport SK2 6QS. OT 10am, £2. TS, DIS, CP, C, TI 145.550MHz. Tables available £10 each. Bernard, G3SHF, 01625 850 088 (day) or Nigel, G0RXA, 0161 428 8413 (eves).
28 JULY
HORNCASTLE SUMMER RALLY - Horncastle Youth Centre, Lincolnshire LN9 6DZ. OT 10.00/10.30, £1.50, DF, C, free CP. Tables £5, free power. Tony, G3ZPU, 01507 527 835, G3ZPUyahoo.co.uk.
4 AUGUST
24th KING’S LYNN ARC RALLY & CAR BOOT - Gaywood Community Centre, PE30 4DZ. OT 10.00, £2, TS, CBS pitches £8, C, CS (by prior arrangement), TI G3XYZ 145.500MHz. Ray, G3RSV, 01553 849 700, ray-g3rsvsupanet.com.
Visit website: www.klarc.org.uk
9 AUGUST
COCKENZIE & PORT SETON ARC 20th ANNUAL MINI-RALLY NIGHT - Community Centre, Main Hall, Port Seton. Bring along your own junk and sell it yourself. Tables on first come first served basis. £2 for everyone. OT 18.30 to 21.30.
11 AUGUST
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. Details hamfestfrars.org.uk.
Visit website: www.frars.org.uk
18 AUGUST
RUGBY AMATEUR TRANSMITTING SOCIETY ANNUAL RADIO RALLY - Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby CV23 9PX. OT 10am - 4pm, £2, CP, TI, C. Tony, G0OLS, 07759 684 411, rallyrugbyats.co.uk.
Visit website: www.rugbyats.co.uk
25 AUGUST NEW VENUE!
MILTON KEYNES ARS RALLY - Longueville Hall, Hammond Park, Whaddon Road, Newton Longville, Milton Keynes MK17 0AT. Why not combine a visit to our rally with Bletchley Park and visit the National Radio Centre (NRC) as well? Modern venue with large indoor and outdoor areas. Free CP, OT 10.00, £3.00. TS, FM, CBS, LB, C, RSGB book stall. Steve, G6KJU, 07866 673 192.
Visit website: www.mkars.org.uk/mkars/rally
26 AUGUST Bank Holiday Monday
HUNTINGDONSHIRE ARS RALLY - St Neots Community College, Barford Rd, St Neots PE19 2SH. OT 10.00, £2, TI S22 (V44), CP, CBS, B&B, C, TS, DF. Clive Burchell, G3NKQ, 01480 810 473, clive.burchellbtinternet.com.
26 AUGUST
PONTEFRACT & DISTRICT ARS FAIR & JUNK SALE - Carleton Community Centre, Carleton Road, Pontefract WF8 3RJ. TS, RSGB bookstall, B&B, LB, C, TI S22. OT 10.30am, £2.
1 SEPTEMBER
TELFORD HAMFEST - Enginuity Technology Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DU. OT 10.30, £3 including reduced admission to the hands-on exhibits at Enginuity itself. TI S22 & GB3TF, 433.200MHz. TS, B&B, SIG, free CP, LEC, FAM. Guest Speaker - Rob Manion G3XFD/EI5IW will present My Adventures as Editor of Practical Wireless. Martyn, G3UKV, 01952 255 416.
Visit website: www.telfordhamfest.co.uk
8 SEPTEMBER
FRISKNEY & EAST LINCOLNSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS CLUB RALLY - The Friskney Village Hall, Church Road, Friskney, Lincs PE22 8RD, 6.5 miles south of Skegness. Trader access 7.30am, OT 9.30am, C, B&B, A, WIN & equipment test centre. Details on 07534 624 559.
Visit website: www.felcc.com
15 SEPTEMBER
TORBAY ANNUAL COMMUNICATIONS FAIR - Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 3AF. TS, B&B, C, DF, RSGB book stall, OT 9.30/10am, £2. Mike Dixon, 01803 557 941, rallytars.org.uk.
27 & 28 SEPTEMBER
NATIONAL HAMFEST - brought to you by the RSGB in association with the Lincoln Short Wave Club. George Stephenson Pavilion, Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2NY (close to junction of A1/A46/A17). Free CP, TS, B&B, CB, C, SIG, Morse proficiency tests on demand, RSGB book stall, RSGB Services & Committees, DF, FM.
Visit website: www.nationalhamfest.org.uk
6 OCTOBER
AUTUMN MILITARIA & ELECTRONICS & RADIO AMATEUR HANGAR SALE - Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8AL. OT 10.00, civil, military and vintage radio equipment plus vehicle spares and more. Contact Lucy Siebert, 01270 623 353, coldwatrhackgreen.co.uk.
Visit website: www.hackgreen.co.uk
6 OCTOBER
BLACKWOOD AND DISTRICT ARS RALLY - Coleg Gwent, Risca Rd, Cross Keys NP11 7ZA. TI V44 (S22), CP, OT 10am, £2, TS, SIG, CBS, B&B, C. Dave, GW4HBK, 01495 228 516, gw4hbktalktalk.net.
Visit website: www.gw6gw.co.uk
6 OCTOBER NEW DATE!
24th GREAT NORTHERN HAMFEST - Barnsley Premier Leisure Complex, Queens Road, Barnsley S71 1AN or follow the brown Metrodome signs. GNHF in association with SYRG. OT 10.30, £3.50. DF, TS, SIG, RSGB book stall, LB, C, FAM. Ernie, G4LUE, 07984 191 873.
Visit website: www.gnhf.co.uk
11-13 OCTOBER
RSGB CONVENTION - The full convention programme of lectures for all interests will be available on the website later in the year. Principal sponsor Martin Lynch & Sons.
Visit website: www.rsgb.org/rsgbconvention
13 OCTOBER
HORNSEA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB RALLY - Floral Hall, 7 The Esplanade, Hornsea, East Yorks HU18 1NQ. OT 10.30, CP, TS, B&B, SIG, RSGB, RAFARS, LB, C, DF, WIN. Details from Rick, M0CZR, 01964 533 712, R106221aol.com.
Visit website: www.hornseaarc.co.uk
19 OCTOBER
CARRICKFERGUS AMATEUR RADIO GROUP RADIO RALLY - Downshire Community School, Carrickfergus BT38 7DA. OT 11.30am, £3, TS, B&B, CP, C, DF, SIG, RSGB, MT. Details from Tim, MI0TBL, carghotmail.co.uk.
Visit website: www.radioclubs.net/carg
20 OCTOBER
GALASHIELS AND DISTRICT ARS RADIO RALLY - The Volunteer Hall, St Johns Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders TD1 3JX. OT 11.30 /11.15, £2.50. B&B, TS, C. Jim, GM7LUN, 01896 850 245, gm7lunqsl.net.
10 NOVEMBER NEW DATE!
WEST LONDON RADIO & ELECTRONICS SHOW (Kempton Rally) - Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ. TI, free CP, OT 9.50/10.00. TS, FM, B&B, SIG, C, DF, WIN, LEC. Paul, M0CJX, 08451 650 351, inforadiofairs.co.uk.
Visit website: www.radiofairs.co.uk
16 NOVEMBER
HALTON & DISTRICT RADIO AMATEURS RALLY - The Heath Business & Technical Park, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 4QX. OT 10.00, £1. TS, B&B, C, DF, SIG, cash machine, prize draw. All proceeds after costs to charity. George Low, G0RLF, 07919 935 725 (daytime), g0rlftalktalk.net.
Visit website: www.haltonradiorally.webs.com
24 NOVEMBER
CATS RADIO & ELECTRONICS BAZAAR - 1st Coulsdon Scout HQ, r/o Council Car Park, Lion Green Road, Coulsdon, Surrey. 10.00 - 13.00, £1, B&B, C, DIS, free CP. Glenn, G4FVL, chairmancatsradio.org.
24 NOVEMBER
PLYMOUTH RADIO CLUB RALLY - Harewood House, The Ridgeway, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2AS. CP, TI, OT 10.00, £2, TS, C. Contact pippa117hotmail.co.uk.
30 NOVEMBER
18th ROCHDALE & DISTRICT ARS TRADITIONAL RADIO RALLY - St Vincent’s Church Hall, Cutgate, Rochdale OL12 7QL. OT 10.15, £2.50 (concessions U12 & Seniors), B&B, C. Pitches £7.50. Dave, G0PUD, 0161 285 1600, infovintage-radio-repair.co.uk.
Visit website: www.radars.me.uk
1 DECEMBER
BISHOP AUCKLAND RADIO AMATEURS CLUB RALLY - Spennymoor Leisure Centre, Co Durham DL16 6DB. CP, TI S22 (V44), OT 10.15 /10.30, £2 (U14 free). TS, B&B, C, LB, DF, FAM. Mark, G0GFG, 01388 747 497.
 
 

Abbreviations used:
TI Talk-In; CP Car Park; £ Admission; OT Opening time – time for disabled visitors appears first, (e.g. 10.30/11am); TS Trade Stands; FM Flea Market; CBS Car Boot Sale; B&B Bring and Buy; A Auction; SIG Special Interest Groups; MT Morse tests; MA Foundation Morse Assessments; LB Licensed Bar; C Catering; DF Disabled Facilities; WIN prize draw, raffle; LEC Lectures/Seminars; FAM Family attractions; CS Camp Site.

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