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Ashton-in-Makerfield ARC     (Stubshaw Cross)

Bolton Wireless Club                (Britannia Hotel)

Douglas Valley ARS                                 (Wigan)

Newton-le-Willows ARC   (Derbyshire Hill, Parr)

South Lancashire ARC                   (Bickershaw)

Warrington ARC                             (Grappenhall)

West Manchester RC                  (Gin Pit Village)

If we have missed off your club please let us know 

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B.R.A.I.N. U.K.



July 2017

1 July 2017  Bangor & District ARS Rally
Donaghadee Community Centre, Manor Street, Donaghadee, BT21 0HB.
From 11:30.
No further details.
Club website:

8 July 2017  Stockport RS Rally 
Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport, Cheshire, SK2 6QS.
Admission £2. Open 10:00 to 15:00.
Open 10am to 3pm. Admission is £2. Catering. Trade. SIGs. RSGB books. Raffle
Contact: Heather Stanley, M6HNS, 07506-904422, [email protected]

8 & 9 July 2017  Finningley ARS Microwave Round Table
The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX.
Presentations. Demos, Test lab. A buildathon of a nanowave optical transceiver.
Updates to this event and the 23 July Finningley rally are at:  Facebook:

9 July 2017  Cornish Radio Amateur Rally
Penair School, St Clement, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TN
Open 10:30. Admission £2. On-site parking. Traders. B&B. Club stalls. Catering.
Contact: Ken, G0FIC, 01209-821073 for more information.

14-16 July 2017  Hamtronic Show, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Messe, Friedrichshafen, 88046, Germany
Open 09:00-18:00. Admission €9.00, (other ticketing formats available). SIGs. Trade.
IARU Member Societies' stands. Lectures, some in English. Large flea market. RSGB books.

23 July 2017  Finningley ARS Rally
The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX.
Open 10:30. Free 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. Admission £3
Contact: Kevin, G3AAF, 07831-614640, [email protected]

30 July 2017  Chippenham and District Amateur Radio Club Rally  
Kington Langley Village Hall, Church Road Kington Langley, SN15 5NJ.
Open 10:00 to 13:00/07:00 Sellers. Entry £2/kids free. Talkin S22-145.55 MHz.
On-site parking. Disabled facilities. Tables inside £8, car-boot pitches £6
for cars & vans, payable on entry. On-site catering.
Details: Brian, [email protected]   Club Website:

August 2017

6 August 2017  28th King's Lynn Great Eastern Radio Rally
Gaywood Community Centre, Gayton Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk. PE30 4DZ.
NGR is TF639204
Talkin 145.550 MHz. Open 09:00. Admission £2. Free parking. Trade. B&B.
Amateur Radio pitches outside and tables inside. Onsite catering.
Details: Ted, G4OZG, 01553-768701, 07946-838656, [email protected]

13 August 2017  Flight Refuelling ARS Hamfest  
Cobham Sports & Social Club Ground, Merley, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3DA.
Open 10:00. Admission £3.50. Free parking. Talkin S22. Car boot sale. Trade
at Indoor and outdoor pitches. Lectures. Catering with bar. Adjacent camping
available Saturday night only.
Details: http://[email protected]

20 August 2017  Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society Annual Radio Rally
Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby, CV23 9PY
NGR: SP395710. Lat/Long: 52.336N  01.421W
Admission £3. Open 10:00 (08:30 for sellers) to 16:00
Car boot sale. Catering.
Details: Tony, G0OLS, 23 Sycamore Drive, Lutterworth, Leics LE17 4TR.
Tel: 07759 684411
Email: [email protected]   Web:

27 August 2017 Milton Keynes MKARS Rally
The Irish Centre, Manor Fields, Watling Street, Bletchley, Bucks. MK2 2HX.
(Opposite Dobbie's Garden Centre.)
Entrance fee £3.00. Free parking.
Further details:

September 2017

2 & 3 September 2017 Telford HamFest & G-QRP Convention
Enginuity, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Salop, TF8 7DU.
The venue is about 3.5 miles South of the M54/J6.
Details on the website.
This year, the annual Telford Hamfest will be combined
with features of the erstwhile G-QRP Convention. As well
as guest speakers and numerous exhibition stands, on Saturday,
a 'Buildathon' and social event is planned at a local hotel.
Details will be published later, but we hope that many
Rishworth exhibitors and attendees will come and see what
Telford has to offer as we hope to continue the unique
atmosphere of that well-established G-QRP event.
or from Martyn, G3UKV, 01952-255416

9 September 2017  Caister Lifeboat Rally [Saturday]
Caister Lifeboat Station, Tan Lane, Caister on Sea, Norfolk, NR30 5DJ.
Open 09:30 (08:00 for sellers) until 15:00. Tables indoors £10, outside
pitches £5 per table. Raffle with great prizes. Café and gift shop onsite.
Contact: Zane, 07711-214790  [email protected]

10 September 2017  44th Blackwood ARS Rally
*Change of date - see 8 October 2017]

10 September 2107  Andover ARC's Wildhern Rally
Village Hall, Wildhern, just north of Andover, SP11 0JE. Map reference: SU350510
Open 10:00/Sellers 09:00. Admission £2. Tables in the hall £10, £8 per Boot.
Free Raffle. See also 23 April.
Details: [email protected]  Club Website

17 September 2017  Weston-Super-Mare Rally
The Campus, Highlands Lane, Weston-sur-Mer, BS24 7DX.
Open 10:00. Admission £3. Large car park. B&B. Trade. Auction. Lectures.
Family amusements, competitions & contests, interactive displays and fun
activities. On-site catering.
Details: 01278-786684, [email protected]

29 & 30 September 2017  National Hamfest [Friday & Saturday]
Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts. NG24 2NY.
Trade. B&B. Free parking. Disabled facilities. SIGs. Car boot sale. Flea market.
RSGB books. Morse tests. Catering.

October 2017

8 October 2017  44th Blackwood ARS Rally
[* Change of Date from 10 September*]
Rougemont School, Newport, Gwent, NP20 6QB.
Open 10:00. Entry £2.50. On-site free & disabled parking. Trade. SIGs. B&B.
Raffle. RSGB bookstall. Talks & lectures. On-site catering.
Contact: Mike Rackham, GW4JKV, 01495-226149, [email protected]

13 to 16 October 2017  The RSGB Convention [Friday to Monday]
Kent’s Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Swallow House, Timbold Drive,
Kent’s Hill Park, Milton Keynes, Bucks. MK7 6BZ.

15 October 2017  Holsworthy ARC Rally
Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6JD.
Trade. B&B. Catering. Free on-site parking. Disabled access.
Details: Howard, M0MYB, [email protected]

22 October 2017  Galashiels Rally
The Volunteer Hall, St John Street, Galashiels, Borders, TD1 3JX.
No further information.

November 2017

5 November 2017  West London Radio & Electronics Show (Kempton Rally)
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ.
Open 10:00/09:50. B&B. SIGs. Talkin. On-site parking. Lectures. Raffle. Catering.
Details: Paul, M0CJX, 0845-165-0351, [email protected]

18 November 2017  RADARS Traditional Radio Rally [Saturday]
St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Rd, off Edenfield Rd, Norden,
Rochdale, OL12 7QR. Edenfield Rd is on the A680.
Open at 10:30/09:45 (08:00 sellers). Admission £2.50/kids <12 free.
B&B. Traders. Junk stall and amateur radio sellers.
Refreshments. Bacon & sausage butties.
Pitches (£5 each) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
Dave, G3RIK, [email protected]

26 November 2017  Bishop Auckland Radio Amateurs' Club 2017 Rally
Spennymoor Leisure Centre, 32 High Street, Spennymoor, Co Durham, DL16 6DB.
Open 10:30/10:15. Admission £2. kids <14 free. Parking. Disabled access. Access to
a large ground floor hall. Radio, computer & electronic stands. B&B. On-site
catering with bar.
Details: John, G4LRG, 01388-606396.
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01942 671041

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