Outside Traders

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Aug 152015

The National Hamfest 2015 is looking to be our most popular ever and we are pleased to be able to now release for the first time ‘Outside Trade space’. This is possible because the main has is now full but we think it is great value for those traders who have yet to book.

Space is limited so is available on a first come first served basis and cost will be £55 for the two days of the show for a 2m x 2m block with a single table (if required). Larger spaces are available will be charged pro-rata so traders wishing to use groundsheets, gazebo’s, their own tables etc. will be charged £55 for the two days of the show for each 2m x 2m (4sqm) area occupied.

Please note that there is no external overnight security on site and space must be PRE-BOOKED and PRE-PAID via the Hamfest Online Shop or direct with Danby Advertising. Stands will be marked out according to the area booked so we will be unable to accept any traders who turn up on the day.

Contact Danby Advertising at chris@danby-online.co.uk or call +44 (0)1603 898678 during office hours.

 Posted by at 6:45 pm
Aug 012015

Pre Buy your National Hamfest Tickets

We are prepared to give 20% Discount on purchases of ten or more tickets to clubs and individuals who are planning to come to the National Hamfest by coach. This offer is not in the shop but I need to be contacted via the form on the online shop page. There will be a charge for first class signed for postage.

The Early Bird Tickets have now finished and tickets can still be bought for £5 with free delivery in the online shop, the advantage being that you can get access to the event via the EXPRESS GATE and not waiting in a long queue to buy your tickets on the day

Click Here to Buy your Tickets Online or order bulk tickets

 Posted by at 5:18 pm
Feb 202015

National Hamfest 2014 was the biggest and best show ever organised by the Lincoln Short Wave club with help from other local radio clubs. Thousands of visitors descended on the Newark Showground over the two days at the end of September.

The Main Exhibition Hall 2The Main Exhibition Hall 3

The Main Exhibition Hall 4

The main exhibition hall was full to capacity and resembled an Aladdin’s cave made just for radio amateurs. The event was busy both days and traders both large and small offered for sale the widest variety of components and equipment available, all in one location.The Main Exhibition Hall

The car boot/flea market area was also very busy with visitors queuing at the gate ready to grab themselves a bargain.

Outside Flea MarketOutside Flea Market 2Thousands of visitors descended on the Newark Showground

The bring and buy stand was another popular attraction as were the many club stands and on demand Morse tests that ran throughout the show.

Bring & Buy Stand

GB14NH was operating throughout the rally and was run by Camb-Hams on behalf of the Club. An impressive 1213 QSOs were logged that included 65 DXCCs over the two days of operation. Visitors were encouraged to operate the station and some jumped at the opportunity, one even bringing his own Morse key.


The RSGB was out in force and well represented with numerous committee stands. Ofcom was also kept busy on both days by amateurs seeking technical licencing advice and guidance.

The RSGB was out in force

A raffle took place on both days with over 20 prizes being won. The organisers would like to thank all the exhibitors who kindly donated the prizes.

National Hamfest Raffle

Organising and running the National Hamfest is no easy task and the tireless efforts of the Lincoln Short Wave Club and other local clubs should not go unnoticed.

Vulcan Overflys the National Hamfest 2014

Months of planning goes into organising the show with preparations well underway for National Hamfest 2015. As the event grows each year, the organising committee are interested in any ideas you would like to see at the next show, please make your ideas known to Hamfest@rsgb.org.uk.

 Posted by at 10:58 pm