Thank you to all the visitors, traders and Car-Booters that joined us at this years event. Although the weather forecast was worrying, the event stayed dry throughout and the Sun even decided to shine for us a lot of the time.
Thanks also to all the volunteers, helpers, Club Members and of course the Reading Rugby Club Staff for making this such a successful annual event.
The McMichael Radio & Electronics Rally and Car Boot Sale is an established, popular and growing annual event for Radio Amateurs and Electronics enthusiasts in the South. Whether looking for that special component, a new project, a retail bargain or to meet fellow enthusiasts, the McMichael Rally is the event to attend.
Being held in mid-summer the weather is usually warm and dry and the Reading Rugby Club venue offers a good Bar and Catering, including a BBQ (weather and demand allowing) and has ample FREE parking.
We are pleased to announce that the 2023 McMichael Rally will be held on Sunday 16th July.
Times: 09:00 entry (08:00 for Trader Set-up)
Entrance fees have been kept to last year’s rates of £3 per person and £10 per table for traders. Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue are providing a first response service. No Dogs other than assistance dogs are allowed on the events field.
Key Radio KM3000/4000 VHF mobile radioswith all U.K. analogue 2m repeaters.
This year, TVRG will be selling a number of Key Radio KM3000 (and some 4000) VHF mobile radios. These are programmed for 2m and have all the simplex channels and all the U.K. analogue repeaters with corresponding CTCSS access tones. Yes, that’s right, all U.K. analogue 2m repeaters listed alphabetically. The radios have a capacity for 256 channels. The latest radios have updated firmware, which changes the direction of the microphone buttons and also speeds up the scanning. The radios can be modified for packet radio use and have these frequencies now included.
Single radios cost £20 but for the duration of the McMichael Rally on Sunday 16th July, we are offering two radios, bought at the same time for only £30 (£15 each). Please note, this offer is only valid at the McMichael Rally.
You can read all about the radios, either at www.radarc.org/tvrg or under the For Sale section at www.tvrg.org.uk We’re pleased to say that the updated TVRG website is back up and running.
This year’s McMichael Radio and Electronics Rally will be on air throughout the morning of the event on 145.550 MHz FM. The rally Talk-In has been allocated the Special Event Callsign GB6MMR and will be manned by Steve Baugh G4AUC and David Ferrington M0XDF.
If you are visiting the rally then please give us a call, either while en route to the event or while at the rally. We’d also like to hear calls from anyone in the area and to add you to the log.
The Rally will be open from 09:00 to 15:00 (opens 08:00 for traders) at the Reading Rugby Club, Sonning Lane, Reading, RG4 6ST.
Entry is just £3 per person or £10 per Trader Table.
The British Amateur Television Club (BATC) actively promotes the hobby of Amateur Television and covers all aspects of Television transmission on the amateur radio bands.
The BATC have kindly confirmed that they will be joining us at the 2023 McMichael Radio Rally in Reading, Berkshire, on Sunday 16th July 2023. As part of their display the BATC will be demonstrating a downlink from the QO100 Satellite. Detailed information on the QO100 Amateur Television capabilities can be found HERE
Remember to visit the BATC Gazebo to see what can be achieved using Amateur Television on the Amateur Bands.
We are happy to confirm that Doug and the team from Telonic Instruments in Wokingham will be joining us in the Traders Hall at this years McMichael Radio Rally. As a regular advertiser in RadCom you will already have seen some of the huge range of test equipment available from them.
Be sure to visit their stand in the Traders Hall while at the show to see and discuss some of the latest equipment they have in stock,
We are happy to confirm that Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue will be in attendance at this years Rally to provide First Aid assistance to anyone requiring it during the Rally.
Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue(BLSAR) is a local organisation that is the primary search resource for Thames Valley Police in Berkshire. We are a team of highly trained volunteers who can use specialist skills to search for high-risk vulnerable missing persons.Lowland Search and Rescue is one arm of the United Kingdom’s Search and Rescue (UK SAR) provision comprising many other capabilities such as Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue, and more. All of which share similar features under a charitable structure.