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Event Handy List of Radio Rallies in SW / Southern Area

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mendipviews
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Attending a Radio Rally Yesterday with Friends

Just thought I would post this on the group, Unfortunately it only covers the South & South West Area of England

Many Thanks

Luke

  1. Saturday 20th April 2024 Yeovil ARC 38th QRP Convention
    The Digby Hall,
    Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AA 9.30am – 1.30pm
  2. Sunday 21st April 2024 Andover Spring Radio Rally
    Wildhern Village Hall
    Tangley, Wildhern Andover, SP11 0JE 10am
  3. Sunday 19th May 2024 Dartmoor Radio Rally
    Yelverton Memorial Hall,
    Meavy Lane, Yelverton, PL20 6AL 10am – 1pm
  4. Sunday 9th June 2024 Mendips Radio Rally
    Farrington Gurney Memorial Hall,
    Church Lane, Farrington Gurney, BS39 6UA 9am – 1pm
  5. Sunday 23rd June 2024 35th Newbury Radio Rally
    Newbury Showground
    Priors Court, Hermitage, RG18 9QZ 9am
  6. Sunday 7th July 2024 The Cornish Radio Rally
    Penair School
    Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TN 10.30am – 1pm
  7. Sunday 14th July 2024 McMichael Radio Rally
    Reading Rugby Club
    Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading, RG4 6ST 9am – 2pm
  8. Sunday 28th July 2024 Summer Wiltshire Radio Rally
    Kington Langley Village Hall
    Kington Langley, Wiltshire, SN15 5NJ 9am – 1pm
  9. Sunday 11th August 2024 Flight Refuelling ARS Hamfest
    Cobham Sports & Social Club
    Merley, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3DA 9am
  10. Sunday 25th August 2024 Torbay Annual Communications Fair
    Newton Abbot Race Course
    Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3AF 10am – 1pm
  11. Sunday 22nd September 2024 Weston Super Mare Radio Rally
    The Campus Community Centre
    Worle, Weston Super Mare, BS24 7DX 10
 
Posted : 08/04/2024 10:54 am
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It's very helpful indeed though - I know someone who's a regular visitor to the McMichael Rally. I wonder if anyone else has compiled lists for elsewhere, e.g. Dunstable Downs?

(For the record, the Dunstable Downs event is on the 30th of June this year as the Radio 1 Big Weekend is being held on the Stockwood Park site over the late Spring Bank Holiday)

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Posted : 08/04/2024 6:27 pm
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I should have thought of this: the RSGB publishes a full list at https://rsgb.org/main/news/rallies/

There's one just down the road from me in June.

 
Posted : 08/04/2024 6:35 pm
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Hi Cathovisor,

                   unfortunately what used to happen was some Rallies published to different places or didn't, you used to find some rallies advertised just in practical Wireless others just in the RSGB. The sheet was produced as it was an effective way to list the rallies in the area as quite a few people didn't have subscriptions to Practical Wireless, RSGB or like searching the Internet.

I have started attending the Rallies again this year and will have tables at Newbury, Dunstable & Reading so your welcome to come have a chat

Many Thanks

Luke

 
Posted : 09/04/2024 8:06 am
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Posted by: @mendipviews

Hi Cathovisor,

                   unfortunately what used to happen was some Rallies published to different places or didn't, you used to find some rallies advertised just in practical Wireless others just in the RSGB.

At this point I could say "Oh, like some BVWS events only get published on UKVRRR?" I noticed no mention of the Golborne meeting that happened last Sunday on here - yet it's actually in the RSGB listing...

A similar thing used to happen with rail tours, you had to look for them. Some time ago a gentleman by the name of Dr. David Randles (now sadly departed) used to publish a website which collated and listed every such tour in the UK, along with timings and details of past tours, along with amendments if they occurred. That has now been divided between two sites again.

I'll try and get to Dunstable and hopefully, we can have a chat then. Be good to put a face to the name.

 

 
Posted : 09/04/2024 12:40 pm
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