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Rishworth QRP Convention 2016 will be on Saturday 22nd OCTOBER 2016.


The 2015 details are shown below to give you an idea what to expect.

OPENS AT 10.00am * ADMISSION £3.50 * DOORS OPEN 10am
LARGE SOCIAL AREA * LECTURES ON QRP SUBJECTS * BRING & BUY - SURPLUS JUNK
COMPONENTS KIT TRADERS * FOOD & DRINK ALL DAY WITH THE FAMOUS PIE AND PEAS * ON-SITE CAR PARKING ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE DISABLED. PLENTY OF ON STREET PARKING.

Previous Rishworth conventions on Youtube ... 2012 , 2013, 2013

About the Convention

The GQRP Convention meets at the Rishworth School, on the A672 (Ripponden) road from junction 22 on the M62. George G3RJV has organised the usual lecture stream. The speakers will deliver their talks in a purpose built lecture theatre, and we have an excellent range of speakers. Even the regular pie man has promised to serve the usual excellent fare.

Buildathon & Constructors Evening .

A Buildathon is where novice constructors build a project under the guidance of experienced radio constructors.

2015 Project: A Regenerative Short Wave Receiver

"Booking your place for 2015 : The booking arrangements are here.

 

 

 

Speakers for 2015

All Lectures are in the Performing Arts Centre Located across the courtyard from the Assembly Hall (within the covered area)

11.00 : Simon Lloyd Hughes GW0NVN - “Home built equipment testing”
Measurements you can make to get your homebrew equipment working, with the test equipment you never knew you had in the Shack. A presentation showing what simple test equipment is required to get your homebrew project up and running, including what equipment you are already likely to have in the shack.

13.00 : Ted Avery G3WBB - A no-cost Paraset
I had a bet in October 2013 with a friend at the TCARS construction contest that I could build a replica Paraset from the stuff I had in my workshop by the contest in Oct. 2014. I achieved the build but failed on a couple of components which I had to scrounge from other hams. In the 2014 contest I won first prize and the trophy, and at NARSA this year I won the constructors trophy.

14.00: George Dobbs - ” Random Radio Thoughts”.

1500: Open Technical Forum with David Stockton, GM4ZNX
A regular at the convention, David applies his flexible technical mind to subjects suggested by your questions. You ask the questions and David provides his explanations.

Table Booking

The table booking arrangements are in the very capable hands of Dick Pascoe G0BPS (01303 894 390).
Note: If all tables become booked ask to be put on a reserve list please contact Dick.

 

Directions

Here is a map. The school is around 5 miles down the A672 towards Halifax, from junction 22 of the M62. The school post code is HX6 4QA. Don't think you have gone wrong when you are passing lots of sheep on the way - the school is at the start of civilisation - just past the second pub, and on the left side of the road, stood back from the road. The event remains exactly as it was in Rochdale - except in a new & larger venue.

Photos of the 2009 convention by Richard G3UGF

George finds parts for his next ATU
George G3RJV says "I can make a nice ATU with that!"
Photos of the lecture theatre and audience.
Part of the big hall with plenty of room to sit and chat.

 

Accommodation close to Rishworth (please confirm price with the hotel).

THE MALT HOUSE
270 Oldham Road
Rishworth
Sowerby Bridge
Halifax HX6 4QB
01422 822 382
www.malthouserishworth.co.uk
£70 per night (according to Laterooms.com)
The Malt House usually does a special deal for the convention - ask them about it. This one is just a short walk from the school, and you get to park in their car park!

PREMIER INN - Huddersfield West
New Hey Road
Ainley Top
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD2 2EA
0870 990 6488
Fri-Sun from £91 two nights (when checked in August 2014)

PREMIER INN - Rochdale
Newhey Road
Milnrow
Rochdale
OL16 4JF
08701 977 219
Fri-Sun from £87 two nights (when checked in August 2014)