Telford Hamfest

2018 Hamfest

Telford Hamfest with G-QRP Convention

Saturday 1st September 2018: G-QRP social and Buildathon (Venue tba)
Sunday 2nd September 2018: Telford HamFest at Enginuity, Coalbrookdale.

For the current information see

An archive of the 2017 headlines from the Hamfest

Shropshire Star features the Hamfest today

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Wrekin News features the Hamfest

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Saturday 2nd September – BEFORE the Hamfest

G-QRP convention with Social and Buildathon Saturday evening at The Holiday Inn, Telford.

The Social and Buildathon runs from 7:00-10:30pm in their Conference suite.

All necessary tools and components will be provided to make your own Arduino based Power Meter, with <1% measured error up to at least 440 MHz, and inputs from pWatts to 30 watts! The cost will be just £25 payable on the night. You can reserve your kit now by contacting Heather M0HMO on 07802 548938 or email, or simply come along on a first come, first served basis. As at 25/08/17, all the  Buildathon Kits now spoken for, but a small number may become available during or after the event. Contact Heather (see above) if you’d like to be considered for a kit.

The Holiday Inn contact number is 01952 527000 and admission to the Buildathon is free.

If you require a room, be sure to mention the ‘GQRP radio event’ for a discount.

If no rooms remain, there are two other hotels within walking distance – The Ramada Telford (tel 01952 42500) and The Park Inn Telford (01952 429988); There are dozens of other places to stay overnight around Telford, probably cheaper, but not on the doorstep!

Don’t forget to come down to Coalbrookdale the next morning for the Hamfest! see

Less than a week to Telford Hamfest
September 3, opening 10:15am, £4 entry.

THIS YEAR’S EVENT IS BOOKED FOR SUNDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER, with the linked G-QRP mini-CONVENTION social event and BUILDATHON taking place at The HOLIDAY INN, TELFORD CENTRE from 7:00 to 10:30pm the previous evening, Saturday 2nd September.

Telford & District A.R.S. are proud that the 12th Telford Hamfest is taking place on Sunday 3rd September, co-ordinated with the G-QRP Convention which has now transferred to Telford for the very first time. We are indebted to the famous Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s Staff at Enginuity.
A list of Exhibitors can be found on the left hand Navigation Menu. As Bookings are made, this will be updated daily. The HamFest opening time will be 10:15.
The Special Features page is also worth checking out as we had a great guest speaker last year – Noel Matthews G8GTZ, who was greatly involved in the ARISS project 2015/16.
Since our link-up with the G-QRP Club, we now plan to have several guest speakers in 2017 at Enginuity, including a couple focusing on low power activities.

TDARS looks forward to The Dx Shop coming to the Hamfest, bringing their excellent Linear ampliers.

The DX Shop is also the owner and manufacturer of Linear Amp UK amplifiers. See the dedicated website for full information on these products. contact them on 01588 620126 or via the website. Follow

linear mplifiers


Telford Hamfest speakers schedule
Sunday Sept 3 is also a chance to hear from 3 speakers at the Hamfest event:
at 11:15 am  Dave Pick G3YXM. “21 years of LF: a potted history of UK Low Frequency operation.
at 12:15 pm Dom Baines M1KTAQRP and making antennas when in DX
at 13:15 pm  Paul Darlington M0XPDThe Little Rigs that Could

We asked Paul to expand on the title of his talk and he said… “FYI, I’m going to talk of practical things; adding functionality to the simplest QRP rigs with simple ‘bolt-ons’, covering everything from keyers through automated CQ calls through digital RF synthesisers through digi-modes. The talk will be called ‘The Little Rigs that Could’. ” Paul M0XPD”

Latest Trader news:  We are proud to have SOTABEAMS coming to the Hamfest – Make your orders online at and collect at the Hamfest!  We would like to thank Sotabeams for the great donation of a WSPRlite to be drawn at the Hamfestdon’t lose your programme, it may get you a WSPRlite!


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