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Special Features

2018 Special Features: G-QRP convention with Social and Buildathon Saturday evening at the Park Inn Hotel in Telford TF3 4NA (tel:01952 429988). 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 nearby - The Ramada Telford (tel 01952 42500) and The Holiday Inn Telford (01952 527000); There are dozens of other places to stay overnight around Telford, probably cheaper, but not on the doorstep! The Social and Buildathon runs from 6:00-10:30pm in their Conference suite. All necessary tools and components will be provided to make your own project which can be seen on the G-QRP website. The cost will be around 20, payable on the night. You can reserve your kit now by contacting Heather M0HMO on 07802 548938 or email .

At the 2018 Telford HamFest itself, we have booked 2 speakers, plus a live interactive Q&A session with two guys from the famous USA "Solder smoke" group, with an emphasis on QRP, as a follow-on to the previous evenings G-QRP mini-convention.

The times are as follows:
11:15 The Flying Laptop Satellite - onboard technology and design challenges. Barry Cook G8PHG

12:15 The G-QRP GM3OXX Memorial Construction Challenge. Vic Winton GW4JUN

13:15 Live "Solder Smoke" Interactive Q & A session across the Atlantic, chaired by Steve Hartley G0FUW

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 have 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) simply take a 10% commission.
So you have a Win / Win arrangement for you and the buyers.