About the convention | Directions | Table Booking | Photos | Hotels | Buildathon | Speakers
Rishworth QRP Convention Saturday 25th OCTOBER 2014

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.

Previous Project: The 2013 project was the RSGB Centenary Receiver (20m PSK) - all parts were supplied.

Booking your place for 2014 : The arrangements are here.

The 2014 project. This was announced in the Summer 2014 Sprat Magazine. Here is what we wrote.

Dom BainesWhy is Dom so happy? Well, he has built a little QRP[p] 40m transmitter in about an hour at an open air buildathon in Sweden under the guidance of Johnny, SM7UCZ. You too could build this transmitter in the 2014 Rishworth Buildathon (and Johnny will be there). To add more interest the club is offering a special plaque to the member who submits the best log using the transmitter for 28 days from the time of construction. Book your place with G3RJV or G3MFJ.

 

 

Speakers for 2014

Download the program (PDF file) .

The Speaker's Slides:

Putzing around with Aerials - G4WIF
Occam's Microcontroller - M0XPD
Playing with aerials the easy way - G3ROO

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 G3UDF

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)