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FRARS Hamfest 2011

Sunday 14th August 2011

Written by: G0NZO ( Jules Smith ) Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Sunday 14th August 2011

Public Gates opening time : 10:00am

GPS nav: BH21 1RJ

Latest Met Office forecast: Sunny with cloudy patches. 20deg, light breeze.

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

    Large marquees 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 marquee.

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

    Ample free parking is available on the event site.

    Food and Drink, Licensed bar

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

    Tesla coil (mini lightning generator) demonstration

    As in previous years, FRARS member, Chuck Hobson G0MDK will be on hand to give demonstrations of his awesome Tesla coil.

    These coils can produce lightning bolts over 12" long as well as a range of other impressive high voltage effects.

    More details on Chuck's tesla coil can be found on his website at:

    Overnight On-site Camping

    Overnight camping facilities will be available on-site at Hamfest for the night of Saturday 13th August. To book an overnight pitch, please contact Mike Sykes (details below).
    Camping for public is only available for tents, which must be removed well before the gates open on the Sunday.
    Caravans/large campers cannot be accommodated, unless pre-booked as a trader.

Other features

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

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

    Bill Journeaux will be showing off his unique collection of antique radio and television equipment in the Cobham Sports and Social Club building.

    Sinclair Collection. We hope to have a display of the products of Clive Sinclair. Including the famous C5 electric car.

    Free Children's Play Area - conveniently situated next to the main Hamfest field, and outside the licensed bar.

    Talk-In on 145.550MHz FM

Entrance Fees

    The Hamfest 2011 Entrance Fees
    (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

    For more information on Hamfest, or to reserve a space as a trader, please contact the FRARS Team at:

    • Email: hamfest@frars.org.uk
    • Telephone: Mike Sykes 01202 883479

    (Please note that Car boot pitches are primarily reserved for cars. Sellers using large commercial vans should book as 'Field traders'.)

    Traders may stay on site on the Sunday to depart early Monday

Attachments: (Click to view/download):
Hamfest 2011 Flyer only 1 .pdf Traders Booking Form 2011.doc    

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