GQRP Convention 2017

Following on from the item in Sprat Issue 169 (page 30), things are slowly beginning to take shape for the weekend of 2nd - 3rd September.

The venue for the Telford HamFest (Sunday)has been booked at the hands-on technology centre called “Enginuity” – which is just one of ten historic sites located in the Ironbridge Gorge area of Shropshire. We plan tohave several notable speakers in the tradition of the Rishworth G-QRP event, and these will take place in the magnificent Board Room of the old Darby Company which was once the cornerstone of the industrial revolution of the eighteenth century.

But this is more than just a radio rally with guestspeakers. . . .
On Saturday (Sept 2nd) a block booking has been made at The Holiday Inn in Telford Centre for the Social and Buildathon side of the Convention to take place.

We visited several venues, but this one stood out as ideal for such an occasion. Spacious meeting/conference room, free parking, special overnight rates, swimming pool, gym, licensed bar, good food, and ample space to gather together in small groups to make or renew acquaintances.

So, once again, we invite you to come along in September and continue the G-QRP Convention tradition which began so many years ago.

One word of warning. If you choose to take advantage of the special overnight block booking rates, you need to apply directly to the hotel, mentioning the G-QRP Convention, (tel 01952 527385) before Saturday 8th July, eight weeks prior to the event.

Two people sharing a family room (two double beds),including a hearty breakfast, is just £95, (£47.50 per person). I don’t think you will be disappointed. More details in the summer “SPRAT”.

e-mail hamfest@ukv.me.uk and perhaps look at our website www.telfordhamfest.org.uk

Martyn Vincent G3UKV

 

Note from G4WIF:
If the Holiday Inn mentioned by Martyn becomes full, or if the rate is too rich for your budget, there are quite a few local alternatives.