SLAB-shop near Liverpool Airport?

LA1ENA, LA1KHA, LA1DNA and myself are planning a UK trip from 19 October to 24 October. We will activate summits and attend the GQRP mini convention.

Can anyone tell us if there is a shop nearby Liverpool Airport where we can buy some SLABs for our SOTA activations?

72/73! Mads, LA1TPA

In reply to LA1TPA:
Hi, there might be other places nearby, but Maplins has a few stores in and around Liverpool. Check out and enter Liverpool in Store Locator.

Hope this helps. Enjoy your trip

Neil 2M0NCM

In reply to 2M0NCM:

I used to live in Liverpool near the airport…
The nearest Maplin store is some distance away. Not far from the airport is a large trading estate where there are some DIY stores. You may get a SLAB from them. (Sold for use in burglar alarms.)


Thanks to both of you for the replies! This will help us a lot.

72/73! Mads, LA1TPA

In reply to LA1TPA:

Two other options in Liverpool:



Both are on industrial estates so you would need to drive. You can order and collect from the store.


In reply to G6SFP:
Thanks Nigel!

72/73! Mads, LA1TPA

In reply to G6SFP:

They seem somewhat expensive but just checked my supplier where I previously paid £7 for 7Ah SLABs and they are now £12.97 (Inc VAT) Ouch!!!

In reply to LA1TPA:
Or if you drive to Macclesfield and make Gun, The Cloud and Shining Tor your first activations in G land I can give you two 7ah SLAB’s.

I myself will not be home during your visit but a local pick up can be arranged if you wish?

                  Sean M0GIA