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Special Features

2017 Special Features: G-QRP convention with Social and Buildathon Saturday evening at The Holiday Inn, Telford. The hotel contact number is 01952 527000 and admission is free. If you require a room, be sure to mention the 'GQRP radio event' for a discount. If no rooms remain, there are two other hotels within walking distance - The Ramada Telford (tel 01952 42500) and The Park Inn Telford (01952 429988); There are dozens of other places to stay overnight around Telford, probably cheaper, but not on the doorstep! The Social and Buildathon runs from 7:00-10:30pm in their Conference suite. All necessary tools and components will be provided to make your own Arduino based Power Meter, with <1% measured error up to at least 440 MHz, and inputs from pWatts to 30 watts! The cost will be just 25 payable on the night. You can reserve your kit now by contacting Heather M0HMO on 07802 548938 or email heather@myorangedragon.com . As at 25/08/17, all the Buildathon Kits now spoken for, but a small number may become available during or after the event. Contact Heather (see above) if you'd like to be considered for a kit.

At the 2017 Telford HamFest itself, we are delighted to announce that there will be 3 speakers, with an emphasis on QRP.

Dave Pick G3YXM "21 years of LF:-a potted history of UK Low Frequency operation"
Dom Baines M1KTA "QRP and making antennas when in DX"
Paul Darlington M0XPD "The Little Rigs That Could".

Talks last for about 40 minutes apiece, so there is still plenty of time to visit all the HamFest stands, both inside and outdoors!


RSGB regional stand & bookstall

The RSGB regional stand & bookstall will follow the same format as previous years. All the most popular titles with a great saving on postage and time, and a chance to browse the latest releases.The organisers have requested that titles covering QRP and Construction should be in abundance.

Discounted Enginuity Admission

Discounted admission (around 30%) to Enginuity, which really is worth a visit, even if you've been before. The exhibits are constantly changing and developing. Click on the Enginuity button in the navigation on the left of your screen for the latest information.

Bring and Buy Stand

The Bring and Buy stand is always popular. Unlike other rallies, we charge NO BOOKING-IN FEE - so it costs you nothing to try and sell equipment, aerials etc. If your kit is sold, the organisers (Telford & DARS) take a 10% commission, and that's all.
So it's a Win / Win arrangement for you and the buyers.