Sunday 11th August 2024

At Cobham Sports and Social Club, Near Wimborne. SatNav BH21 3DA.

Lots of Traders

Radio, Computing and Electronics Gear

Amateur Radio Car Boot Sale

Lecture Stream

FRARS HQ Open with Displays

Demonstration of Moonbounce Station

Clubs and Associations Joining Us

South Western Model Railway Club Demo

Showcase of the Rifle Range (TBC)

Please be sure to pack sunscreen, a hat and whatever else you need for a warm sunny day. Water bottles can be filled on site behind FRARS HQ.

Please DO NOT bring dogs (except assistance dogs) and please do not leave dogs in the car under any circumstances.


FRARS and Cobham Sports and Social Club are located on Merley Park Road, Broadstone, Wimborne BH21 3DA.

Please use SatNav if you are unfamiliar with the area. FRARS will not be in a position to put out the street signs this year.

There will be a talk-in on 145.550 MHz.


The entry fee has been held at £5.00 again this year.

Please note that we operate a cash based entry system. This year we are additionally going to do a small trial of card payments. However, as this is a trial, please have cash ready as a backup.

Gates open at 9 am for visitors, 7 am for traders pitches and car boot traders.

Parking is free and marshalled by our helpful club members.

Separate parking available for Disabled badge holders.


Car boot traders do not need to book and can turn up and pay on the day. The charge is £15.00 which includes entrance for up to 2 people.

Indoor and field traders can book online. Please use the online booking system which can be found here.

For other groups, or if you prefer to book using a regular form, please book using the printable booking form which can be found here.

If you would like to talk to us first about being a trader then please message us here.

Lecture Stream

The lecture stream will be held onsite in the Cobham Sports and Social Club building. The titles of the lectures, with provisional timings, are…

10:00 – 10:45 Model Railway Demo – South West Model Railway Club
Tim Ferguson

11:00 -11:45 Moonbounce Tracking and Control (Medii) / A Portable Microwave Station
John Goodier M5AHQ / Carl Rabe G6NLC

12:00 – 12:30 Video Presentation on Home Brew
Nick Wood M0NTV

13:00 – 13:30 SDR in Current Amateur Radio Kit
Karl Brazier Yaesu Musen UK

13:45 – 14:45 Receiving Signals from the International Space Station
Noel Matthews G8GTZ British Amateur Television Club

Food and Drink and Other Facilities

Hamfest is located in the grounds of the Cobham Sports and Social Club, who provide a licensed bar as well as hot food and other refreshments. This year we will be joined by Big Chief Ices on the main field who will also provide hot and cold snacks and refreshments.

Children’s play facilities are also available on-site.

The Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers miniature railway (5.5 inch gauge will be running but will only be giving rides to their members).


Hamfest is situated close to the popular holiday destinations of Bournemouth, Poole and Purbeck. If you’re traveling a distance then why not make a short break of it and include a visit to the golden sunny beaches nearby, the historic buildings of Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacy or, take a trip on the famous Swanage heritage steam railway.

There are many opportunities to find accommodation of all types and budgets which can be booked through the well-known online websites.


If you have a question about the event then please contact us using the link here.