National Hamfest Report   October 14th, 2010

We attended the 2nd National Hamfest at the East of England Showground in Newark, Notts on 1st & 2nd October.

This was held in the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall (pic 1) where we had the largest stand. (pic 2)

We had a special display for AOR, WiNRADiO and Flex-Radio. (pic 3)

The European representative for Flex-Radio, Klaus Lohmann, visited the Show with his wife. He is pictured testing a new Quasheng TG-UV2 dual-band transceiver outside the Hall before visiting the RSGB GB4FUN display vehicle (pic 4) Next year Klaus will bring the Flex-Radio display stand to the 2012 event.

Another visitor from Germany was Morse key maker Bob Kent, G4POY, who now makes his famous keys in that country. He is pictured with his grandson at the Show (pic 5)

Jeff Stanton said that he and his staff were very pleased to see so many regular customers had made the journey to Newark despite the recession. And support from Icom, Kenwood, Yaesu and the RSGB was vital for the success of the event.

Pic1. The George Stephenson Hall

Pic2. The Huge W&S Stand

Pic3. Our AOR, Tentec & FlexRadio Display

Pic4. FlexRadio’s Klaus Lohmann testing a TG-UV2

Pic5. Bob Kent, G4POY with his grandson

Upcoming Rallies   August 26th, 2009

There are plenty of dates for your diaries coming up in the next month or so, that we’ll be attending with the latest products and special offers.

6th September – Telford Hamfest @ Coalbrookdale, Shropshire. http://www.telfordhamfest.co.uk/hamfest/

12th & 13th September – Leicester Amateur Radio Show @ Loughborough University (was Donington Park) http://www.lars.org.uk/

19th September – Jaycee Open Day @ Glenrothes. Bill, Betty, Scott and Mark Francis welcome you to our annual scottish open day.

27th September – West London Radio & Electronics Show @ Kempton Park. http://www.g4cdy.co.uk/

and the first ever National Hamfest will be held on 2nd & 3rd October @ Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground. http://www.nationalhamfest.org.uk/ you can also follow them on twitter to get all the latest information! http://twitter.com/Nationalhamfest