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Telford Hamfest & G-QRP Convention 2018







Sunday 2nd September 2018

admission £4.50



DESPITE INDIFFERENT WEATHER IN 2017, THE EVENT CONTINUED THE SUCCESS OF PREVIOUS YEARS. IF YOU MISSED THE G-QRP BUILDATHON EVENT LAST YEAR ON SATURDAY , WE ARE REPEATING ARRANGEMENTS THIS YEAR.


DATES:-

Saturday 1st September 2018: G-QRP social and Buildathon (Venue tbc)
Sunday 2nd September 2018: Telford HamFest at Enginuity, Coalbrookdale.


Telford & District A.R.S. are delighted that the 12th Telford Hamfest took place in September 2017, co-ordinated with the G-QRP Convention which has now transferred to Telford. We are indebted to the famous Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trustís Staff at Enginuity.
A list of Exhibitors can be found on the left hand Navigation Menu. As Bookings are made, this will be updated for the current year. The HamFest opening time will be 10:15.
The Special Features page is also worth checking out as we had three great guest speakers last year, including Dave Pick G3YXM, Dom Baines M1KTA and Paul Darlington M0XPD. So there was something there for everyone, with an emphasis on QRP operation. !
Our thanks to G-QRP club for providing the latter two speakers. All three are well known presenters, and have often appeared in print.

A few years ago we started a Flea Market in the outdoor area. More sellers took advantage of this facility last year. Tables are available at just £10 each on a first-come-first served basis. An advance phone call to Martyn on 01952 255416 would be very helpful in planning space.

Enginuity, right next door, is a fantastic Hands on Technology Centre, which invites visitors of all ages and interests to roll up their sleeves and get involved, with a special admission discount of about 30% for all people attending the Hamfest. Also the Museum Trust have recently opened a completely refurbished "Museum of Iron" on the same site - another place well worth visiting.

The Committee and club at TDARS are working hard in preparation for this year's event.The site offers more than just a traditional radio rally venue and we have developed a good reputation both for our exhibitors, but also the location and local attractions. The 2017 event saw increased visitor and exhibitor levels, testament to the quality of traders and venue.
The venue is just a few minutes (4 miles) journey south from the M54 (J6) at Telford and from other trunk roads.(Main parking Postcode TF8 7DQ). See location tab for detailed directions.
PARK AND RIDE FOR 2018. This regular bus service costs just £1 (free to bus-pass holders and children) and operates during the holidays near the roundabout at the top of Jigger's Bank (A4169 - postcode TF4 3QE which is the normal route to Enginuity/Museum of Iron. It takes you into the site itself; first bus 9am. Return pick-up is on the main road just outside the HamFest (Enginuity/Museum of Iron) site. Highly recommended!
The free parking at the Aga works is no longer available, but we are negotiating with a local Community Centre to use their limited car parking space. The main Enginuity Car Park is right on the premises, and currently charges just £3 for unlimited parking. See also the Location menu page.
From feedback and given our experience over the years, almost all available space will be booked prior to the event. We anticipate that a good day will be had by all. You are welcome to respond on Twitter (@g3zme) or Facebook (telfordhams).