It is with much regret that the organisers of the annual Galashiels Rally have cancelled the 2020 event. This was due to be held on 25 October. In consideration of our primary responsibilities to the health and welfare of volunteers, traders and visitors we have decided that this cancellation is the right decision. The environment in which the event is held presents unique and very difficult challenges in protecting social distancing, preventing handling of equipment and controlling numbers in a confined area. Arrangements are in hand for returning to the Volunteer Hall on the 24 October 2021 and we look forward to seeing you there.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, following general advice from government, weekly Wednesday night club meetings have been suspended as of 18th March 2020. Also the Focus Centre has been closed along with all Live Borders facilities until further notice.
Members can still keep in contact through the GDARS Yahoo Group email or on local FM 2m and 70cm repeaters GB3SB, GB3HK, GB3DU, GB3LB, GB3BT, GB3BE, and DMR/YSF repeaters GB7LS and GB7EY.
The decision was made to cancel the 2020 Rally and Open Day scheduled for 25th October 2020.
Arrangements are being made for the 2021 Open Day on Sunday 24th October 2021.
The 2019 Open Day and Rally was held on Sunday 20th October 2019.
Another successful rally and open day for us.
Many thanks to the hall staff for setting up the tables, the traders for filling the tables with their stuff, all the club members who came bright and early to help setting up tables, carrying in traders goods, manning the doors and the B&B stall, and finally thanks to all of the visitors who came through the door.
Almost 250 visitors through the door make all the hard work worth it.
Hopefully see you all next year!
Have to mention the random cat that wandered in off the street to have a look at what was going on. Maybe he/she was a licenced ham, MM3EOW, or heard there were mice going free, looking for a CAT cable or maybe just wanting to find out more about the WSKR digital mode!
It didn’t even bother to pay admission!
(More photos to come.)
Bob McClements Perth RG GQRP Scotland Davy Jackson (Canny Components) RSGB Mick Hunter Kevin Avery (Late Cancellation) Michael Willis SBRG Alan Clegg Dave Bagshaw Tony Kruszelnicki Martin Stokes (Mirfield Electronics) J Dosher Geoff Darby (Worked All Britain) Ken Elliott GM4NTX Peter Bates GM4BYF