2020 Blackpool Rally Trip – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April 2020

For a few years a group of us have gone down to the Blackpool Rally so are you interested in joining us? I have tried to put everything about what needs to happen below and apologies if I have missed anything. Rally is on Sunday 26th April 2020

Plan normally is as follows:
• Leave on Saturday 25th April mid-morning to arrive at the hotel that will have been booked
• On arrival have a couple of beers and lunch and a relaxing afternoon.
• In the evening try and find a nice restaurant and go for a meal.
• Then head for a few more beers before retiring to bed.
• On the Sunday have breakfast and check out the hotel.
• Head for the rally at the Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool

Hotel
• Rooms booked are normally TWIN rooms to share the cost.
• Cost for the room split by the two occupants
• If we use a Premier Inn (will most likely go for this as we know what you get!!) you have a choice of a Full Breakfast, Continental breakfast or none at all.
• 2019 prices worked out at £50.50 each (Total room cost was £101 a night)
o Full Breakfast is an extra £9.50 on top of the room cost
o Continental Breakfast is an extra £7.50 on top of the room
o From previous years if it is a group booking then they require a deposit to be paid so if that is the case I would require your share of the deposit.
• Once a hotel is booked will look for a deposit or full money to confirm your commitment
o Note it can be cheaper if the whole bill is paid at the time of the booking but that means that I need ALL your money from everyone upfront. If you back out then your money is lost
o Personally, I prefer the total flexible booking which allows changes to be made up to 13:00 on the day of arrival

Other requirements
• Beer money
• Evening meal and any other food money
• Money for the rally.

If you wish to go can you let me know by the 20th January so that a hotel can be booked. A no response from you means a NO and that includes responses after the 20th January.
Believe you me it can sometimes be very difficult to book a hotel when there is a group of people. As an example last year I booked on the 27th January and I really, really struggled then.

Please respond to
Bob.gm4uyz@talktalk.net or send a text to 07795100164 or even a message via messenger with the following information. I am working on booking a Premier Inn…..

Going: YES or NO
If YES
What is your choice from below?
• ROOM plus FULL BREAKFAST
• ROOM plus CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
• ROOM and NO BREAKFAST

ACTIVITY DAY between Sunday 5th January and the 11th January

(1) Date – ANY DAY BETWEEN THE 5th JANUARY and the 11th JANUARY
(2) Time 00:00 to 23:59 Local Time
(3) Modes SSB /FM / CW/ AM/ Data
(4) Bands 1.8, 3.5, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 24, 28, 50, 70, 144, 432 & 1296MHz
(5) Power As per your licence
Full=400W, Intermediate=50W and Foundation=10W
(6) Your Locator World Wide Locator (WWL) i.e. IO85MX
(7) Eligible Entrants Open to anyone who wishes to take part
(8) Transmit Exchange Report (RST)
(9) Receive Exchange Report plus Contacts WWL
(10) Closing Date for the Logs is Wednesday, 15th JANUARY 2020
(11) Blank Log Sheet can be downloaded from Club “2020-Activity-Day-Logsheet-V1.21”
** PLEASE USE LATEST ENTRY FORM AS WILL HELP ENORMOUSLY **
**Note it is not mandatory, but it helps me, THANKS **
Website http://cpsarc.com/downloads/
(12) Return Logs to Bob Glasgow GM4UYZ,
7 Castle Terrace,
Port Seton,
Prestonpans,
East Lothian,
EH32 0EE
Email: gm4uyz@cpsarc.com
(13) QSO’s not Eligible Any HF/VHF/UHF QSO’s via a repeater do not count
(14) Full Rules can be found at http://cpsarc.com/downloads/ in file “2019 New Monthly Activity Day Rules.docx
Aim:
The aim of the event is to get on the air and work as many stations that you can in the allotted time period plus at the same time have some fun. As previous it offers more flexibility and allows you to choose what day you can operate on during the chosen week.
** REMEMBER YOU CAN USE THE SAME LOG ENTRIES FOR**
**THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR THE VIC GM4GGF TROPHY AWARD**
** THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BOB PURVES GM4IKT and the ITALIAN TROPHIES**
NOTE: FORMAT FOR 2020 is the same as 2019

Newsletter January 2020

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2020 January Club night – 10th January 1900 to late

REMEMBER it is club night on Friday 10th January at the usual place. It is the FIRST of 2020 so hope you can all make a massive effort to make this a bumper club attendance. It will be fantastic to see you all, regulars, new faces and those who have not been for a while at club night and show that you are still supporting our great club
Thorntree INN, (Lounge Bar),
High Street, Cockenzie, Port Seton. EH32 0DQ
From 19:00 till late
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Our Club financial year (runs from January to December) and if you would like to donate towards the clubs running costs, which is £24 a year then there are different ways to do it.
• Pay via the Paypal Link on the club website (If paying this way then make it £25 to cover the Paypal costs, thanks)

MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY, HEALTHY and PROSPEROUS 2020

I would like to take this opportunity to wish each one of you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2020 when it comes.

“I hope you all wrote and posted your Santa list in time so that he can deliver your presents… “
I should add that assumes you have all been good boys and girls!!!!!!

Serious though all the best and hopefully see you all at Club night on the 10th January….
Yvonne & Bob GM4UYZ

Newsletter December 2019

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