48th Welsh National Rally – 01 Oct 23

Today we took the opportunity to visit the Welsh National Radio Rally at Llanwern High School in Newport Gwent. The rally is easily accessible and just 3 minutes or so from the M4.

We arrived in good time prior to doors opening at 10am and got chatting to some of the “regulars” outside after purchasing a cuppa from the well stocked Burger Van.

The rally is held in the sports hall, which is a large space that can cater for an event like this and whilst there were some vacant tables where some traders didn’t make it there were plenty of traders who did and lots of mainly pre loved equipment on offer. Good to see the Kelly’s, Luke busy looking for bargains and Kevin and Margaret with an array of fine items. Both Kevin and Margaret have been unwell and it was good to see them both today.

Derek Thom G3NKS had a well equipped table as did Club member and rally regular Steve M0ZZT with his usual tables full of goodies. There was even a raffle and a bring and buy, both of which dont tend to happen at rallies these days and both were being well supported. One trader had a wide range of Welsh made amateur antennas that had found their way on to the rally circuit after Sandpiper had sold up.

We managed to move on a significant amount of Rally Flyers for our November event and ensured our rally was “on the map” so to speak.

As is usual here are some photos of an enjoyable morning at the Welsh National rally.

In the queue and the excitement was building for sure…!

Main Hall looking in from the entrance

B = the entrance. It was £3 per person.

Derek G3NKS table – good to see Derek today.

Steve M0ZZT – Busy trading straight out of surgery too !!!!

A nice relaxing location for the “Bring and Buy”

Kevin Kelly taking it easy 🙂

LLanwern School Rally entrance and the Burger Van

We were there; we got the wristbands to prove it !!! 🙂

All in all a great morning out and we certainly enjoyed our trip to South Wales