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Sunday 14th July 2024

Open: 09:00 to 15:00 (Traders 08:00)

Location: Reading Rugby Club, Sonning Lane, Reading, RG4 6ST


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 has ample FREE parking.

2024 Rally

Times: 09:00 entry (08:00 for Trader Set-up)

Entrance fees for 2024 are £4 (16s and over) per person and £10 per table for traders (includes addmission for 2).
Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue are providing a first response service. No Dogs other than assistance dogs are allowed on the events field.

Organisers

The McMichael Rally Committee is delighted to report that once again the Reading and District Amateur Radio Club (RADARC) ,Burnham Beeches Radio Club (BBRC) and the Bracknell Amateur Radio Club (BARC) are working together to run the rally.

Contacts / Social Media

General enquiries, email: rally (at) radarc.org

Trade enquiries, email: traders (at) radarc.org

Facebook: McMichaelRadioRally

Instagram: @mcmichael_radio_rally

Twitter: @McMichaelRally

For information, photos and the history of McMichael Radios, visit: https://www.mcmichael.org.uk/index.htm

Thames Valley Repeater Group

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Key Radio KM4000 VHF Radios For Sale

Key Radio KM4000 VHF mobile radios with all U.K. analogue 2m repeaters.

This year, TVRG will be selling Key Radio KM4000 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.

The Key Radio 4000 is available at the Rally for £20 each.

You can read all about the radios under the ‘For Sale’ section on the recently updated Thames Valley Repeater Group Website at: www.tvrg.org.uk 

McMichael Radio Rally – GB6MMR ‘Talk-In’

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.

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 £4 per person or £10 per Trader Table.

British Amateur Television Club (BATC) will be demonstrating a QO100 downlink at this years Rally.

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 2024 McMichael Radio Rally in Reading, Berkshire, on Sunday 14th July 2023. Last year, as part of their display the BATC will be demonstrated a downlink from the QO100 Satellite. Detailed information on the QO100 Amateur Television capabilities can be found HERE

Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue in attendance

Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue logo

We are happy to confirm that Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue will be in attendance at our 2024 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.

Thank You

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.

See you in 2024

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