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Sunday August 13th 2017

Written by: G0NZO ( Jules Smith ) Monday, 31 July 2017

Sunday 13th August 2017

Public Gates opening time : 10:00am

GPS nav: BH21 1RJ

Latest Met Office forecast: TBA

Building on the success of previous years, the Flight Refuelling Amateur Radio Society is once again proud to host the most popular rally on the South coast.

Features this year

    Indoor and outdoor areas full of radio, computing, and electronics. traders

    Hamfest attracts traders from all over the UK, exhibiting items for amateur radio, computing, and electronics hobbyists. Also art and craft stalls. Many being under cover in our well appointed social club.

    For the smaller trader, Hamfest also operates a very popular car boot sale area.

    Food and Drink, Licensed bar

    Hamfest is located in the grounds of the Cobham Sports and Social Club, who provide a licensed bar as well as hot food and other refreshments.

Other features

    Lecture stream and demonstrations presented throughout the day, open to all.

    • 10:00am - Electromagnetic Antigravity Propulsion. Chris Richardson G3NAE

    • 11:00am - Deep Space Network reception and demo - Paul Marsh M0EYT
      How to receive inter-planetary space probes, with ODX of >1billion km ! Followed by a DSN demo using the FRARS 3.7mtr EME system.

    • 12:10pm - The Radio Communications Museum of Great Britain - Steve Haseldine G8EBM

    • 13:00pm - Acurate Noise Measurement - Kevin Avery G3AAF

    • - Details of further talks to follow

    FRARS HQ will be open to the public with its outstanding facilities on display.

    Clubs and Associations join us to meet with the amateur community.

    Live Contest station will be operating, taking part in the 4mtr contest, in the FRARS clubhouse.

    Free Children's Play Area conveniently situated next to the main Hamfest field and seating area.

    Talk-In on 145.550MHz FM

    Free Car Parking next to the event site.

    Disabled parking On site, for blue badge holders only.

Entrance Fees

    The Hamfest Entrance Fees
    (still unchanged since 2007):

    Adults 3.50

    Under 14's free

    Please have your change ready at the gate to avoid congestion

Traders Booking and further information

FRARS Features

FRARS Clothing

Get your FRARS sweatshirt, polo shirt or cap embroidered with your callsign!

Getting Licensed
FRARS runs regular courses to help you prepare for your amateur radio licence.
For more information Click here

UK Microwave Group

In early 2004 the UK Microwave Group (UKuG) became the representative voice of the UK amateur radio microwave en­thusiast after the RSGB disbanded its own Microwave

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