Amateur Radio Rallies and Hamfests for 2020



SHARES Club hopes to attend some of the following events:


Amateur Radio Rallies and Hamfests for 2020
In the present circumstances I would have expected all rallies, at least in March and April, to be cancelled. 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 2020

15-17 May Dayton Hamvention [Friday-Sunday]
Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Centre, Dayton, Ohio, USA 45401.
Details: PO Box 964, Dayton, OH, 45401-0964, Tel 001-937-276-6930, [email protected]

31 May – Durham & District ARS Radio Rally
Bowburn Community Association, Durham Road, Bowburn, Co Durham DH6 5AT.
Open 10:10 to 14:30 (10:00 disabled visitors). Admittance £2. Traders. B&B. RSGB books.
SIGs. On-site catering with bar.
Contact Michael Wright, G7TWX, 07826-9241192, [email protected]

June 2020

6 June Rochdale & DARS Summer Rally [Saturday)
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road, Norden, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL12 7QR.
Open 10:15/10:00. Admission is £2.50/kids free. Pitches £5 with own table or £10 provided. Refreshments. incl bacon & sausage butties.
Details: Robert, M0NVQ, 0777-8113333, [email protected]

7 June – Spalding DARS Annual Rally
Holbeach Community Sports Academy, Pennyhill Lane, Holbeach, Lincs. PE12 7PR.
Open 09:30. Entry £3. Easy access from the A17. Large boot traders area. Modern indoor hall.
Car boot sale. RSGB Books. SIGs. Trade stands. On-site catering. Prize draw.
Contact Graham Boor, G8NWC, 07754-619701, [email protected]

7 June – Lough Erne Rally
*** Postponed until further notice ***
SHARE Centre, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh, BT92 0EQ.
Open 11L30. Entry £5/€5. Free parking. Free tables (trade & SIGs) Bar & café with cooked lunche. RSGB books. Raffle. Free B&B.

14 June East Suffolk Wireless Revival (Ipswich Rally)
Kirton Recreation Ground, Back Road, Kirton, Suffolk, IP10 0PW.
Just off the A14.
Doors open 09:30. Entry £2. Free car parking. Trade tables from £10.
Trade stands. Car boot sale. B&B. SIGs. GB4SWR HF station and RSGB books.
Catering is available on site.
Contact Kevin, G8MXV, 07710-046846,

14 June Junction 28 Radio Rally 2020
Alfreton Leisure Centre, Bowls Hall, Church St. Alfreton, Derbys. DE55 7BD.
Promoted by South Normanton Alfreton and DARC.
Doors open 10:15/Traders 08:00. Admission £3. Tables £12.00 (100 tables all indoors).
Bar/refreshments in hall. Full café in main sports centre. Dealers & Private Traders.
RSGB. Local and national clubs. New and used: rigs, vintage, antennas, components, spares, books and magazines. Full disabled access. Free parking. Meeting area.
More information and booking form
Alan M0OLT, [email protected]

20 June – Bangor & DARS Rally [Saturday]
Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church Hall, Ballyrobert, Co Down, BT19 1UM.
Open 11:00 to 15:30. Entry £3.
More Details: Norman Newell, [email protected]

21 June 17th West of England Radio Rally
The Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE.
Open from 10:00 14:00. Admission £3/kidsunder 14 free. Trade. Inside and outside stalls. RSGB books. Café with hot & cold food. Booking forms and layout plan on the rally website.
Details: Shaun, G8VPG, 01225-873098, [email protected]
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26 to 28 June – Hamradio, Friedrichshafen
Neue Messe 1, 88046 Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Open Fri/Sat 09:00 to 18:00; Sun 09:00 to 15:00. Day ticket €14.00,
3-day ticket €30.00/Kids free. Youth camp. Mobile home parking. Tent rental.
Accomodation info. Flea market.
Details: 0049 7541 708-405, Fax 0049 7541 708-110. [email protected]

28 June 33rd Newbury Radio Rally
*** POSTPONED until 27 June 2021 ***
Newbury Showground, Priors Court Road, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berks. RG18 9QZ.
next to M4 J13, RG18 9QZ. Do not use satnav – follow AA signs !
Open 09:00/08:00 traders. Admission £2.50. Free parking.
Car boot sale. Amateur radio station. Exhibits. Clubs & societies SIGs.
NADARS training instruction will be available to discuss courses for Foundation and Intermediate exams. Catering on site.
Advance bookings (with discount) at
Contact: [email protected]

July 2020

4 July – Stockport RS Rally [Saturday]
New Venue: Bridgehall Community Centre, Siddington Avenue, Stockport, Ches. SK3 8LX.
Open 09:30 (traders from 07:00). Admittance £2.50/kids free. Trade stands (tables at £10 each), SIGs. RSGB Books. Catering on-site & locally. Accessible by bus from Stockport town centre & station.
Details: 07506-904422, [email protected]

5 July – Cornish Radio Amateur Club Rally
Penair School, St Clements, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TN
Open 10:30. Clubs. SIGs. B&B. On-site catering.
Contact: Ken, G0FIC, 01209-821073.

5 July – Barford Norfolk Rally
Barford Village Hall & Green, Barford, Norwich, NR9 4AB.
Open 09:00 (traders from 08:00). Entry £2/kids free. Trade. Car boot sales.
TalkIn S22. B&B. Raffle. Repeater groups. Catering. Free parking.
Pitches £8.
Contact: [email protected]

12 July – McMichael Radio Rally & Boot Sale
Reading Rugby Club, Sonning Lane, Sonning-on-Thames, Reading, Berks. RG4 6ST.
Open 09:30/07:30-traders. Admission £3/kids free. Talkin 145.550 MHz. Car boot sale pitches £10 (with two passes). Trade stands/ Exhibition displays. On-site catering with bar.

19 July Finningley ARS (FARS) 2020 Rally
The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, S.Yorks. DN8 5SX.
Open 0930. Admission £3. Free off-road parking. Massive indoor/outdoor traders’ area. Hot food and drinks all day. Major traders and club stalls.
Microwave components to QRP kits. All on one level.
Contact Kevin, G3AAF, 07831 614640, [email protected] or Martin, M0HOM, 07966 479195, [email protected]

19 July Finningley ARS Rally
The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX.
Open 10:00. Admission £3. Massive indoor & outdoor traders. Free parking. Major traders.
Club stalls from microwave to QRP. Hot food and drinks all day.
Contact: Kevin, G3AAF, 07831-614640, [email protected] or Martin, M0HOM, 07966-479195, [email protected]

26 July Wiltshire Radio Rally and Car Boot Sale
(formerley Chippenham & District Amateur Radio Club rally)
Kington Langley Village Hall & Fields, Church Road, Kington Langley, Chippenham, Wilts. SN15 5NJ.
Details to follow.
Further information:

August 2020

2 August 31st King’s Lynn ARC’s Great Eastern Radio Rally
Gaywood Community Centre, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4EL.
NGR is TF638203
Open 09:00/Traders from 07:00. Admission £2.50. Free car parking.
Trade stands. Bring & Buy. Amateur radio pitches outside and tables in the hall.
Onsite Catering.
Details: Ted, G4OZG, 01553-768701, Mobile 07946-838656, [email protected]

2 August Red Rose Summer Rally
St Joseph’s Hall, Mather Lane, Leigh, Lancs. WN7 2PR.
Open 10:30/Traders 08:00. Free parking. Halls all on one level. B&B. Refreshments. Bar.

9 August York Radio Club’s York Radio Rally
Riley Smith Hall, 28 Westgate, Tadcaster, N. Yorks. LS24 9AB.
Open 10:15 Nearby free public parking.
Details: Ian, G4CTZ, 07803-936031 or Alan, G1VIZ 07513-752919

9 August Flight Refuelling ARS Hamfest
Cobham Sports & Social Club, Merley, nr Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3DA.
Open 10:00 to 16:30. Admission £4 which includes on-site parking. Talkin S22.
Trade stands with indoor and field pitches. Car boot area. Lectures.
No dogs allowed, apart from guide dogs (landowner’s condition).
Details: Tony Baker, G3PFM, 07743-475018, [email protected]

14 August 27th Cockenzie & Port Seton Mini-Rally [Friday]
Community Centre, Main Hall, Port Seton, E.Lothian, EH32 0BQ.
Open 18:00 to 21:00. Entry £2. Bring your junk and sell it yourself.
Tables on first come first served basis.

23 August Rugby ARS Rally 2020
Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby, Warcs. CV23 9PY.
NGR: SP395710. Lat/Long: 52.336N 01.421W
Open 10:00 to 16:00/08:30 for sellers. Admission £3. Car boot sale. Catering.
Details: Steve, G8LYB, 9 Ashlawn Road, Rugby, Warks. CV22 5ET, 07956-855816, [email protected]

30 August Torbay Annual Communications Fair
The Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3AF.
Open 10:00/09:30. On-site ree parking. Indoor event. B&B. RSGB books. On-site catering.
Table bookings: Pete, G4VTO, 01803 864528 or Mike, G1TUU, 01803 557941, [email protected]

September 2020

5 September – G-QRP Club/Telford & DARS Joint Convention & Buildathon [Saturday]
Harper Adams University Campus Nr Telford, Salop. TF10 8NB.
Further details to follow.
Contact: Martyn, G3UKV, 01952-255416

6 September – Telford HamFest
Harper Adams University, Nr Telford, Salop. TF10 8NB.
combined with the G-QRP Convention and Buildathon the previous day.
More information: Martyn, G3UKV, 01952-255416

5 September – Caister Lifeboat Rally 2020 [Saturday]
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

20 September Weston-Super-Mare Radio Rally
As yet no further details

25-26 September The National Hamfest [Friday/Saturday]
Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Newark, NG24 2NY.
More details later.

October 2020

4 October 47th Welsh Radio Rally
Rougemont School, Llantarnam Hall, Malpas Road, Newport, South Wales, NP20 6QB.
Open 10:00. Admission £3. Free car park. Hot Food. Traders. Bring & Buy Raffle, RSGB. Lectures.
Contact: MW0CVT, 01495-220455, [email protected]

4 October – Dover ARC Hamzilla Radio Fair (Was 29 March)
Discovery Science Park, Gateway House, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9FF.
Open 09:30-early admissions-£5; 10:00-general/disabled access-£3; kids & carers of disabled free. Trade. Exams available on the day. Hot & cold refreshments.

9-11 October RSGB Convention [Friday-Sunday]
Kent’s Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Swallow House, Timbold Drive, Kent’s Hill Park, Milton Keynes, Bucks. MK7 6BZ.

18 October Hornsea Amateur Radio Rally
Driffield Show Ground, Driffield, E.Yorks. YO25 3AE.
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24-25 October BATC Convention for Amateur TV (CAT 20) [Saturday/Sunday]
Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Rowley Rd, Baginton, Coventry, Warks. CV3 4FR.
Format similar to CAT 18 with lectures and discussion/fix-it time on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. The BATC General meeting on Sunday afternoon. The event will cater for a wide variety of interests, including 5.6GHz FM ATV and digital ATV. Full test facilities available (5.6 GHz/Portsdown/MiniTiouner/Power Amps/Preamps) during the event.

November 2020

4 October 47th Welsh Radio Rally
Rougemont School, Llantarnam Hall, Malpas Road, Newport, South Wales, NP20 6QB.
Open 10:00. Admission £3. Free car park. Hot Food. Traders. Bring & Buy Raffle, RSGB. Lectures.
Contact: MW0CVT, 01495-220455, [email protected]

1 November Holsworthy Radio Rally
Holsworthy Leisure Centre, Well Park, Western Rd, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6DH.
Open 10:00. Disabled access. Traders. B&B. Catering.
Traders & General Enquiries: Howard, M0MYB, [email protected]

22 November Bishop Auckland Radio Amateurs’ Club Rally 2020
Spennymoor Leisure Centre, 32 High Street, Spennymoor, Co Durham, DL16 6DB.
Open 10:30/10:15. Admission £2/Accompanied kids free. Radio, computer & electronics trade.
B&B. Good parking. Access large ground floor hall.
More details: John, G4LRG, 07775-696568 or Brian, G7OCK 01388-762678.


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