(England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey)

(Thank you to Jim G4RGA who allows me to publish this list of rallies. Please visit here for Jim’s excellent web-site!)

* 15 May *
National Vintage Communications Fair, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre,
The Fosse, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, Warks. CV31 1XN. Open 10:00.
Admission £6. Free parking. Trade. SIGs. Catering.
Details: Web:

* 22 May *
Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club Rally & Boot Sale, Drumgor Youth Centre,
Drumgor Heights, Craigavon, BT65 4AP. Parking. Talkin. B&B. Open 11:00.
Details: Web:

* 22 May *
Dunstable Downs RC National Amateur Radio Car Boot Sale, Stockwood Country
Park, Luton, Beds. LU1 5NR. M1/J10 then yellow DDRC signs. Talkin. Parking £2.
Open 09:00. Catering.

* 22 May *
First Leicester RS Grand Clearance & B&B Sale, LRS HQ, Groby Rd, Leicester.
LE3 9QJ. Around £3000-worth of donated radio equipment for disposal.
Open 10:00-16:00. Trade. Catering. Register in advance for a plot – limited


* 5 June *
15th Red Rose QRP Festival, Formby Hall, Alder St (off High St) Atherton,
Manchester, M46 9EY. A friendly annual event promoting QRP, operating and
home construction. Trade & individual stalls. Club stands including RSGB
and G-QRP. Low-cost B&B. Sale of new and surplus equipment and components.
Large, spacious halls at ground level. Huge car park. Disabled facilities.
Refreshments at QRP prices. Comfortable and well-stocked lounge bar.
Some tables available at œ8, but please book early. Admission œ2.00/kids free.

* Due to uncertainty over future ownership of Formby Hall, please check at for any possible changes, prior to attending.

Details: Les Jackson, G4HZJ, 01942-870634. EMail:

* 5 June *
Spalding & DARS, Annual Rally, Sir John Gleed Technology School, Halmer
Gardens, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 2EF. Free parking. Open 10:00. Trade. Catering.
Car boot sale.
Details: John, G4NBR, 07946-302815, Graham, G8NWC, 07947-764481.
EMail: Web:

* 5 June *
Newhaven Fort Rally, Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9DS.
More details nearer the time.
Contact: Eddie G0ECW, EMail:

* 12 June *
10th Junction 28 QRP Rally, Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church St, Alfreton,
Derbys. DB55 7BD. 10 mins from M1/J28 & A38. Trade. B&B. SIGs. Open 10:00.
Catering. Rally organised by S.Normanton, Alfreton & DARC (SNADARC) in
association with the G-QRP Club.
Details: Russell Bradley, G0OKD, 01773-783658.
EMail: Web:
(This website has not been updated for some considerable time).

* 12 June *
The East Suffolk Wireless Revival-The Ipswich Radio Rally, The Orwell Crossing
Lorry Park, A14 Eastbound, Nacton, Ipswich, IP10 0DD. Car Boot Sale. B&B.
SIGs. Local Radio Clubs. RSGB Bookstall. GB4SWR HF Station Excellent Food and
Facilities. Easy Parking. Talk-in S22. Opens 09:30. Admission œ1.00.
Contact Steve, M1ACB 07711-329624. Web:

* 19 June *
Newbury Radio Rally & Car Boot Sale, Newbury Showground, Priors Court,
Hermitage, Thatcham, Berks. RG18 9QZ, next to M4/J13. Talkin. Open 09:00.
Free parking. Admission œ2. Trade. Catering. Disabled facilities. Family
attractions. SIGs.
Details: EMail: Web:

* 25 June [A Saturday] *
G3XYF’s Radio Jumble Sale, near his QTH in the Village Hall at Kilham,
Nr Driffield, East Yorks YO25 4RG.
Details: EMail:

* 26 June *
West of England Radio Rally, Cheese & Grain, Bridge St, Frome, Somerset,
BA11 1BE. RSGB books. Trade. Catering. Parking. Disabled facilities.
Details: Shaun, G8VPG, 01225-873098. EMail:


* 2 July *
Bangor & District ARS Rally, Donaghadee Community Centre, Donaghadee, Co Down,
BT21 0JB. Admission œ2. Open 12 noon. Trade. B&B. SIGs.
Details: Bill, GI4AAM, 02891-816707. EMail:

* 2 July *
The Stockport Rally, previously known as the Reddish Rally, Walthew House,
Shaw Heath. Stockport, SK2 6QS. Doors Open 10:00. Entrance Fee £1. Car parking
available close by. Easily reached by mainline rail and bus. Refreshments.
Disabled Access. Tables available £10 each. Talk-in 145.550MHz (S20).
To book a table or for more details please EMail
or contact Bernard, G3SHF, 01625-850088 (Daytime & Weekends) or Nigel G0RXA,
07973-312699 (Evenings & Weekends). Web:

* 10 July *
Cornish RAC 48th Mobile Rally, Penair School, Truro, TR1 1TN. Trade. Catering.
B&B. Talkin. Parking. Open 10:30. Entry œ2.
Details: Steve, 01209-844939. EMail:

* 17 July *
QRP in the Country, Upton Bridge Farm, Long Sutton, Langport, Somerset.
TA10 9NJ. B&B. SIGs. Lectures. Catering. Free entry. Family amusements. Bar.
Details: Tim Walford, G3PCJ, 01458-241224. EMail:

* 17 July *
McMichael Rally & Boot Sale, Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane,
Reading, RG4 6ST, just off the A4 east of Reading. Talkin. Admission œ2.
Free parking. Bar/catering. SIGs. Raffle. Trade. Car boot sale. Open 09:30.
Details: Pete, G8FRC, 01189-695697. EMail:

* 31 July *
Horncastle Summer Rally, Horncastle Youth Centre, Willow Rd, Horncastle,
Lincs. LN9 6DZ. Admission œ1.50. Open 10:30. Catering. Disabled facilities.
Details: Tony, G3ZPU, 01507-527835.


* 7 August *
Lorn Radio Amateur Rally, Crianlarich Village Hall, Crianlarich, near Oban,
FK20 8QN. Open 10:00 B&B. Trade. Catering. Raffle.
Details: Stewart, GM0ERV, EMail:

* 7 August *
King’s Lynn ARC Rally & Car Boot, Gaywood Community Centre, King’s Lynn,
PE30 4DZ. Admission œ1.50. Open 10:00. Car boot sale. Trade. Catering.
Campsite by prior arrangement.
Details: Ray, G3RSV, 01553-671307. EMail:

* 12 August *
Cockenzie & Port Seton ARC’s 18th Annual Mini-Rally Night, Community Centre,
Main Hall, Port Seton, Prestonpans, E.Lothian, EH32 0BQ. Bring along your own
‘junk’ and sell it yourself. Open 18:00 to 21:00. Tables first-come,
first-served basis, œ2 for everyone.
Club website:

* 14 August *
Flight Refuelling ARS Rally, Cobham Sports & Social Club Ground, Merley,
Nr Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AA.
Details: Mike Sykes, M0MJS, 01202-883479. Web:

* 14 August *
Friskney & East Lincolnshire Communications Club Rally, The Friskney Village
Hall, Church Rd, Friskney, Lincs, PE22 8RD, 6.5 miles south of Skegness.
Admission œ1.50. Open 10:00 to 14:30. Parking. Catering. Raffle. Talkin.
Disabled facilities.
Details: Bren, 2E0BDS, 01754-820204. EMail:

* 21 August *
The Rugby (Princethorpe) Annual Radio Rally, Princethorpe College, Princethorpe,
Rugby, CV23 9PU NGR: SP395710 Lat/Long: 52.336N 01.421W. Directions: From A45
south west of Rugby take the B4453 from Coventry, take the A423 and approach
the College via the B4453. Open: 10:00-16:00. Talk-in: GB5RRR 08:00-12:00 on
145.550 and via GB3ME. Entrance: œ2 per person. Pitches: 15-foot, œ10 pre-booked
before 14 August, œ14 on the day. To book a pitch send œ10 for each pitch
required (cheques payable to the Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society) to: Rugby
Amateur Transmitting Society, 23 Sycamore Drive, Lutterworth, Leicestershire,
LE17 4TR
Details: 07759 684411. EMail: Web:

* 28 August *
Milton Keynes ARS Annual Rally

* 29 August [A Monday] *
Huntingdonshire ARS Bank Holiday Monday Rally, St Neots Community College,
Barford Rd, St Neots, Cambs. PE19 2SH. Admission £2. Open 10:00. Talkin.
Parking. B&B. Car boot sale. Trade. Catering. RSGB books. Booking required
for indoor tables.
Contact: David Leech, G7DIU, 01480-431333. EMail:


* 4 September *
Telford Rally, Enginuity Technology Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford, TF8 7DU.
Talkin S22 & GB3TF 433.2 MHz. Open 10:30. Trade. SIGs. Discounted admission
to Enginuity Centre.
Details: Martin, G3UKV, 01952-255416. Web:

* 18 September *
21st Great Northern Rally, Metrodome Leisure Complex, Barnsley, S71 1AN.
Disabled facilities. Trade. SIGs. Open 11:00. Bar/catering. Family amusements.
Details: Ernie, G4LUE, 01226-716339. Web:

* 30 September/1 October * *** Change of Date ***
National Rally, George Stephenson Pavilion, Newark & Nottingham Showground,
Lincoln Rd, Winthorpe, Newark, NG24 2NY. Close to junction A1/A46/A17.
(Longest rally location ever recorded here!) B&B. Trade. Catering. Car boot
sale. Morse tests. Bookstall. RSGB services & Committees. Disabled facilities.
Family amusements.


* 9 October *
Autumn Militaria, Electronics & Radio Amateur Hangar Sale, Hack Green Secret
Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Ches. CW5 8AP. Admission œ2.50. Open 10:00. Civil,
military and vintage radio equipment plus vehicle spares and more.
Contact Rod Siebert, 01270-623353, EMail:

* 16 October *
Hornsea Amateur Radio Club Summer Rally, Floral Hall, 7 The Esplanade, Hornsea.
E.Yorks. HU18 1NQ. Parking. Trade. B&B. Open 10:30. SIGs. RSGB. RAFARS.
Licenced catering. Disabled facilities. Raffle.
Details: Rick, M0CZR, EMail: or Duncan, G3TLI,
EMail: Web

* 23 October *
Galashiels & District ARS Radio Rally, The Volunteer Hall, St John’s St,
Galashiels, Borders. TD1 3JX. Admission œ2.50. Open 11:30/11:15. B&B. Trade.
Raffle. Catering.
Details: Jim, GM7LUN, 01896-850245. EMail:

* 29 & 30 October *
North Wales Rally, Ysgol John Bright, Maesdu Rd, Llandudno LL30 1LF. Trade,
B&B, Parking, Disabled facilities. Open 10:00 to 16:00.
Details: Liz Cabban, GW0ETU, 01690-710257, EMail:


* 6 November *
West London Radio & Electronics Show (Kempton Rally), Kempton Park Racecourse,
Stains, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middx. TW16 5AQ. Free parking. Talkin. Open 10:00
Trade. Family amusements. Free Parking. Lectures. RSGB. Disabled facilities.
Details: Paul, M0CJX, 0845-165-0351. EMail:

* 20 November *
Plymouth Radio Club, Rally, Elm Community Centre, Leypark Walk, Estover,
Plymouth, PL6 8UE. Admission œ2. Open 10:00. Talkin. Parking. Trade. B&B.
Catering. Raffle.
Details: Bob Griffiths, G7HNB, 01752-3421277 (number as published).


* 4 December *
Bishop Auckland Radio Amateurs’ Club Rally, Spennymoor Leisure Centre,
Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6DB. Talkin S22/V44. Open 10:15/10:30.
Parking. Admission œ1.50/under-14s free. Trade. B&B. Catering with bar.
Disable facilities. Family amusements.
Details: Mark, G0GFG, 01388-747497.


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