Amateur Radio Rallies and Hamfests for 2021
The organisers won't always inform me of a cancellation - so please check the rally website, email or telephone the organisers before setting out for a rally   - Jim G4RGA
 
May 2021
 
3 May 2021 - Dartmoor Radio Club Rally [Monday Bank Holiday]
***   CANCELLED   - Now 4 July   ***
Yelverton Memorial Hall, Meavy Lane, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6AL.
Contact: Roger, 2E0RPH, 07854-088882, 2e0rph@gmail.com
 
June 2021
 
13 June 2021 - East Suffolk Wireless Revival (Ipswich Radio Rally)
**  Now 11 July  **
 
13 June - Junction 28 Radio Rally
***   CANCELLED  See 12 June 2022   ***
 
20 June -17th West of England Radio Rally
***   CANCELLED   ***
Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
Open 10:00 - 14:00. Admission £3/kids free. Inside and outside trade stalls.
RSGB books. Café serving hot & cold food.
Details: Shaun, G8VPG, 01225-873098, rallymanager@westrally.org.uk
Web: http://www.westrally.org.uk
 
25-27 June - Ham Radio Friedrichshafen
***   Postponed until June 24 to 26, 2022   ***
Neue Messe 1, 88046 Friedrichshafen, Germany.
0049 7541 708-405, besucher@messe-fn.de
https://tinyurl.com/yyrh6yq2 (in English)
 
27 June 2021 - Newbury Radio Rally
***   POSTPONED   until  26 June 2022   ***
http://www.nadars.org.uk
 
July 2021
 
4 July 2021 - Dartmoor Radio Club Rally [Monday Bank Holiday]
Yelverton Memorial Hall, Meavy Lane, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6AL.
Contact: Roger, 2E0RPH, 07854-088882, 2e0rph@gmail.com
 
11 July - McMichael Radio Rally & Boot Sale
Rugby Football Club, Sonning Lane, Sonning-on-Thames, Reading, RG4 6ST.
(Just off A4 Sonning on Thames near Reading) Talk-in Station S22-145.550 MHz.
Details: https://mcmichaelrally.radarc.org
 
11 July - East Suffolk Wireless Revival (Ipswich Radio Rally)
Kirton Recreation Ground, Back Road, Kirton, IP10 0PW (just off the A14)
Open 09:30. Entry fee £2. Free parking. Trade. Tables are from £10.
Car boot sale. B&B. SIGs. GB4SWR HF station. RSGB books. On-site catering.
Contact: Kevin G8MXV, 07710-046846.
Web:  http://www.eswr.org.uk
 
25 July - Finningley ARS Car Boot Bring n Buy
Sandtoft, DN8 5SX. Near J2, M18.
From 10:00. Admission £3/kids free. Outdoor only.
Please see www.g0ghk.com/cbr21 for further details.
kevin.g3aaf@gmail.com  martin.m0hom@gmail.com
 
August 2021
 
1 August - (Hopefully) The Wiltshire Radio & Car Boot Sale
Kington Langley Village Hall and Playing Field, Kington Langley, Wilts. SN15 5NJ.
Start time 0900 finishing 13:00
Traders Welcome.
Further info: Chairman@Chippenhamradio.club
 
8 August - Flight Refuelling Hamfest
***   CANCELLED   ***
 
13 August - 27th Cockenzie & Port Seton Mini-Rally [Friday]
***   CANCELLED   ***
Community Centre, Main Hall, South Seton Park, Port Seton, Prestonpans, EH32 0BG
Bring your own junk and sell it yourself. Tables on a first come first served basis.
Entry £2 for everyone. Open 18:00 to 21:00
Web: http://www.cpsarc.com
 
21 & 22 - August  [Saturday/Sunday] (COVID permitting) BATC Convention for Amateur TV 2021 (CAT 21)
Midland Air Museum, Rowley Rd, Coventry, CV3 4FR.
Lectures & discussion/fix-it time - Saturday afternoon & Sunday morning.
BATC General meeting - Sunday afternoon. The intention is that all lectures will streamed online. Full test facilities available (for 5.6GHz/Portsdown/MiniTiouner/Ryde/power amplifiers/preamps).
https://batc.org.uk/
 
29 August - Milton Keynes ARS Annual Bank Holiday Summer Rally
***   POSTPONED until 2022 ***
The Irish Centre, Manor Fields, Bletchley, Bucks. MK2 2HX.
MKARS is planning to hold the rally from 10:00 to 15:00.
More information: rally@mkars.org.uk
 
29 August - Torbay Annual Communciations Fair
Newton Abbot Racecourse, Devon, TQ12 3AF.
Open 09:30/10:00. Entry £2. Indoor event. Free parking on site. B&B.
RSGB books. Catering on site. Please follow prevailing Covid rules.
Book tables: Pete, G4VTO, 01803-864528 or Mike, G1TUU, 01803-557941.
Email: rallyteam@rally@tars.org.uk
 
September 2021
 
4 & 5 September - 2021 4th G-QRP Convention and Telford Hamfest [Saturday/Sunday]
Harper Adams Univ Campus, Telford, TF10 8NB. (both events)
4 Sept 4th G-QRP Convention
***  The G-QRP event will very probably now be a virtual/online only event. ***
5 Sept 5th Telford HamFest
Nothing is 100% certain, but hopefully we will be able to hold this twin-event, for which a booking has been made at the HAU site.
Contact: Martyn G3UKV 01952-255416.
Website  http://www.telfordhamfest.org.uk/
 
12 September  2021 - Caister Lifeboat Rally 2021
Caister Lifeboat Station, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, NR30 5DJ.
Access through the car park in Beach Rd.
Open 09:30/08:30-sellers until 14:00. Free entry. Raffle. Café onsite
Easy Disabled access. Talk in on S22.
To book, call Zane, M1BFI, 07711-214790.
 
12 September - Exeter Radio & Electronics Rally
America Hall, De la Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter, EX4 8PW.
Contact: Pete, G3ZVI, 07714-198374, g3zvi@yahoo.co.uk
 
19 September - Cambridge Repeater Group Rally
Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridge, Cambs. CB22 6RN.
Open 0930 (0730 traders). Entry £3. TalkIn, Car boot sale. Trade. B&B.
Catering (Burger van due to be onsite). Disabled facilities. RSGB Books. Free parking.
Contact: Lawrence, M0LCM, 07941-972724, rally2021@cambridgerepeaters.net
Web:  http://www.cambridgerepeaters.net for details and bookings.
 
24 & 25 September National Hamfest [Friday & Saturday]
Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts. NG24 2NY.
Dates tentative. More details later.
 
26 September - Weston-super-Mare Radio Society 6th Radio & Electronics Rally
The Campus Community Centre,  Worle, Weston-super-Mare, BS24 7DX.
Open 09:30/10:00 to 15:00 - Traders 07:30
Contact: Dave, G4CXQ, 07871-034206, g4cxq@btinternet.com
 
October 2021
 
3 October 2021 -  48th Welsh Radio Rally
Rougemont School, Llantarnam Hall, Malpas, Newport, NP20 6QB.
Open 09:30/10:00 until 14:00. 0am. Admittance £3. Trade stands. B&B.
RSGB books. SIGs. Lectures during the day. Catering on site.
Contact: Rob Evans, MW0CVT, 01495-220455, mw0cvt@sky.com
 
16 October - Essex CW Boot Camp
3rd Witham Scout & Guide HQ, Rear of Spring Lodge Community Centre, Powers Hall End,
Witham, Essex, CM8 2HE.
Open 08:30 for registration. Start 09:00 and finish 16:30. Free parking.
Day costs £10 with free soup, drinks and cakes.
Contact Andy, G0IBN, 07453-426087, g0ibn1@yahoo.com
 
17 October - Hornsea Amateur Radio Rally
Driffield Show Ground, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 3AE.
Open 1000. Free parking. Admission £2/Kids free. Trade. Bring & Buy.
Outside car boot area. Catering on site. Raffle.
Contact: Rally Manager, Les, 2E0LBJ, 01377-252393, lbjpinkney1@hotmail.co.uk
Web: http://www.hornseaarc.co.uk
 
17 October - Hack Green Radio Surplus Hangar Sale
* Was 18 April *
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8AL.
Government Covid Regulations Permitting. Fully Covid Compliant.
Any last minute cancellation will appear on our Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/HGsecretbunker/
 
November 2021
 
7 November - Holsworthy Radio Rally
Holsworthy Leisure Centre, Well Park, Western Road, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6DH.
Open 10:00. Traders. Bring & Buy. Catering. Venue also has disabled access.
Traders & General Enquiries contact Howard, M0MYB,  m0omc@m0omc.co.uk
 
December 2021
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Amateur Radio Rallies and Hamfests for 2022
 
January 2022
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February 2022
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March 2022
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April 2022
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May 2022
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June 2022
 
11 June - Rochdale & District ARS Summer Rally  [Saturday]
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road (A680), Norden, Rochdale, Lancs. OL12 7QR.
Open 10:15/10:00-disabled visitors.
Further Details: Robert, M0NVQ, m0nvq@outlook.com
 
12 June - Junction 28 Radio Rally
Details:  www.snadarc.com
 
July 2022
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August 2022
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September 2022
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October 2022
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November 2022
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December 2022
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If you are travelling some distance to a rally, it could save time, money and disappointment if you phone the contact number to check that all is well before setting off. Have nice weather and a pleasant day out. 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 also 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

73 de Jim, G4RGA Click here to visit Jim's website