Category Archives: Open Day

2024 Rally and Open Day – Sunday 27th October 2024

This year’s Galashiels Rally and Open Day will take place on Sunday 27th October 2024.

This is the last weekend of October so the morning of the clocks changing back an hour.

Venue as usual is the Volunteer Hall, St John Street, Galashiels TD1 3JX.

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2023 Rally and Open Day – Sunday 22nd October 2023

Lost and Found: Found a pair of glasses with grey translucent frames left at the Canny Components stall. GDARS club has them, contact us by email if they’re yours.

NOTE (21/10/2023): Rally still on! Not badly affected by Storm Babet, just a little soggy and windswept. All weather and flood warnings finished on Saturday.

This year’s Galashiels Rally and Open Day will take place on Sunday 22nd October 2023. Venue is the Volunteer Hall, St John Street, Galashiels TD1 3JX.

Note that this is NOT the weekend of changing the clocks as previous years but is the weekend before to avoid the CQWW SSB contest weekend.

Doors open for general admission at front doors at 11:00 BST.

Disabled/accessible entry and early book-in of Bring and Buy items only at 10:45 BST at rear door.
(Table traders entry at rear door from 08:00.)

Admission will be £2.50 per person, with free entry for under 16s accompanied by an adult.

CASH ONLY at the door. Change will be given but we appreciate having correct change for faster entry.

A sticker will be provided for exit and re-entry.

Confirmed traders (as of 18th October):
Bob McClements GM4CID (Club Stall, Used equipment)
Alan Clegg (valves etc)
Mirfield Electronics
Canny Components
Mick Hunter (Batteries, Memory cards etc)
Tony Kruszelnicki from TK Electronics in Lincoln
Perth Repeater Group
Pete Bates GM4BYF
RSGB (Books, Memberships)
Ken Elliott GM4NTX
Dave Bagshaw
Michael Wills
Gavin Chalmers GM0ALW
Fraser MM0HCD
DX Maps (Michael Whitehead)
John 2M0YTN
Paul GM0EDJ (Elderslie ARS, SK equipment)

Bring & Buy Stall (50p Book-in charge, 10% Commission up to £10 maximum)
Catering with hot and cold refreshments.

Any trader queries or traders not already booked but wanting to check table availability please email Jim Keddie GM7LUN (

The Volunteer Hall
St John Street
Scottish Borders
(Google Plus Code 9C7VJ57R+WV )

Access to Galashiels by road from A7, A72 or A68 (via A6091), by bus ( or by train (

2022 Rally – 30th October 2022

The Galashiels and District Amateur Radio Society Rally and Open Day was held on Sunday 30th October 2022 at the Volunteer Hall, St John Street, Galashiels.

A successful day, over 200 visitors through the doors, 17 traders taking tables, and many items sold through the Bring & Buy.

Welcome back to the many familiar faces seen once again after the last few years of COVID restrictions, and some new faces too.

Thankfully the weather stayed dry during the unloading of traders vehicles and setting up, with some heavy showers just after lunchtime.

Traders attended:
Alan Clegg
Mirfield Electronics
Canny Components
Scottish Borders Repeater Group
G-QRP Club
Mick Hunter
Perth Repeater Group
Tony Kruszelnicki from Lincoln
Gerald Prior
Michael Wills G0TNF
Dave Bagshaw
Dundee ARC
Fraser Williamson MM0HCD

Heavy rain shower just around lunchtime. Thankfully not at the start when we had queues of people waiting outside, or while traders were trying to load/unload their stuff.
Empty hall with just some boxes left on the floor waiting to be loaded onto vehicles and taken back home.

And then it’s all over! Tables emptied, visitors and traders heading back home.

Many thanks to all club members who came along to help setting up and to help out while others had a look around the hall. Thanks to the traders for setting up a display of products for everyone to come to, the caterers for food and drinks, and thanks to all those who came from far and wide to see our rally and again making it a successful day.

Hope to see you all next year!

2022 Rally and Open Day – Sunday 30th October – Volunteer Hall Galashiels

The Galashiels and District Amateur Radio Society Rally and Open Day will take place on Sunday 30th October 2022 at the Volunteer Hall, St John Street, Galashiels.

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2022 Open Day – Sunday 30th October 2022 – Confirmed Traders

Our 2022 Open Day and Rally is booked and being organised for Sunday 30th October 2022.

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