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Telford Hamfest & G-QRP Convention 2017

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Admission £3.50


Telford & District A.R.S. are proud that the 12th Telford Hamfest is taking place on Sunday 3rd September, co-ordinated with the G-QRP Convention which has now transferred to Telford for the very first time. We are indebted to the famous Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s Staff at Enginuity.
A list of Exhibitors (2016) can be found on the left hand Navigation Menu. As Bookings are made, this is updated daily. The HamFest opening time will be 10:15.
The Special Features page is also worth checking out as we had a great guest speaker this year - Noel Matthews G8GTZ, who was greatly involved in the ARISS project 2015/16.

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 £9 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.
An additional Free Exhibition alongside the HamFest may be available - "Design & Desire - the Great Exhibition of 1851", as well as the "West Midlands Kite Festival" in Telford Town Park, just a short distance away. The fascinating Museum of Iron is also on the same site, accessed via the permanent café/restaurant. For more information, see the Special Features tab on the left.

The Committee and club at TDARS are working hard in preparation for next 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 2016 event saw continued high visitor levels, testament to the quality of traders and venue. The 2015 feature was a team of enthusiasts from who treated many visitors to a hands on session with Raspberry Pi technology. It was hugely successful, and Derek G7LFC is returning this year for a bit more 'JAMming' !
See the Special Features page for more details, including our special Guest Speaker for 2016
- Noel Matthews G8GTZ.

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 7DU). See location tab for detailed directions.
PARK AND RIDE FOR 2016. This regular 12 minute bus service costs just £1 (free to bus-pass holders and children) and operates 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 still fully available to visitors, but some folk say it is a bit of an uphill walk to the HamFest entrance. See also the 'Location' page. It may suit some visitors to drop off passengers at the site entrance before parking down at the Aga car park site a short distance away.

From feedback and given our experience over the years, almost all available space has been 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).