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Telford Hamfest & G-QRP Convention 2020
Harper Adams University Campus

Sunday 6th September 2020 cancelled
Also the G-QRP Convention at Telford the previous day.

In 2019, a visitor said "I think it is an excellent Rally - almost better than the National Rally. . . ." and an exhibitor said "The new venue is great; we are looking forward to joining you again next year."

Saturday 5th September 2020: G-QRP social and Buildathon at Telford. SORRY, CANCELLED
See also "Special Features" page (for reference only).

Sunday 6th September 2020: CANCELLED Telford HamFest. Harper Adams University near Telford TF10 8NB - a really superb venue
Opening 10:15 am. Admission 5 (School-age children free)

* Easier travel access *
* Unlimited free parking on site *
* 100% better lighting *
* Improved catering *
* Ground Level facilities *

Telford & District A.R.S. regret to announce that the 15th Telford Hamfest will not take place this year in September, co-ordinated with the G-QRP Convention and Buildathon, but plan to return in 2021. We are indebted to the staff at HAU for making this outstanding venue available in 2019..
A list of Exhibitors for 2019 can be found on the left hand Navigation Menu. As Bookings are made, this will be updated in 2021. The HamFest opening time will be 10:15.
The Special Features page is also worth checking out. . There will be something there for everyone, with an emphasis on QRP operation and construction in the presentations.

The usual Flea Market will be located by the main car park, approaching the exhibition Hall. More sellers took advantage of this facility last year. Tables are available at just 10 each on a first-come-first served basis. For the first time, some car boot selling space will be available adjacent to the main car park. An advance phone call to Martyn on 01952 255416 would be very helpful in planning space.

The Committee and club at TDARS have worked hard in preparation for the 2020 event at its new site, but acknowledge that government social distancing limits for an event of this kind are simply impractical at present.
The venue offers more than just a traditional radio rally and we have developed a good reputation both from our exhibitors and visitors for careful preparation and organisation on the day.
The venue is just a short distance (10 miles) north of the M54 (Jct 3) and is easily accessed from other trunk roads: SatNav code TF10 8NB. See location tab for more detailed directions.

From feedback and given our experience over the years, most 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).