Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society
    Affiliated to the RSGB
Callsigns used include: G0MWT, GX0MWT, GB75CH, GB100MWT & M2T
RSGB Kenwood Trophy for Training 2007 and Club of the Year 2009.
Awarded Lottery Grant by Awards for All, November 2008.

Latest Changes
2nd Aug 2015 Sandford Mill August Sundays, Museum of Power , July Skills, July Submarines Cables Meeting Report, Intermediate Practicals Workshop, GB1JSS Summer Event, June Skills Report, Microwaves Talk Report,   For previous meetings/events see Past Meetings / Past Events / Sandford Mill pages instead.

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  • Meeting Venue

  • Note: The URL for CARS Skills Nights is now

    August Meeting
    Tue 4-Aug-2015, 7.30-10pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
    "Constructors Competition"
    By CARS Members

    It is the time to show what you have made this year - be it a Linear, QRP Transceiver, an Aerial or some Radio Software. If its rather large - fear not - CARS will accept entries (and have done so in the past) from still photographs to video clips.

    Preferably it should be about Amateur Radio, but providing you assembled it - enter it. The only real Rule is that it must be electrically SAFE.

    Carl, G3PEM will be your host for the evening - CARS Members will be judging the entries. Will it be you who walks away with the First Prize? First Prize is £15, with lesser amounts for 2nd and 3rd places. There is also a prize for the best new entrant who has not won a prize before.

    Visitors welcome - CARS will have its famous raffle

    Sandford Mill
    Sunday 9, 16 and 23rd of August-2015, 2-5pm
    Sandford Mill, Chelmsford, CM2 6NY
    "August Sundays"
    By CARS Members

    CARS will be at Sandford Mill on Sunday 9, 16 and 23rd of August. The three Sundays we will be present are themed at Sandford Mill as follows:-

  • Aug-09 - Water
  • Aug-16 - Local Crafts
  • Aug-23 - Sound

    Our first event on August-9 is for anyone interested in Station Building, HF radio, HRD logging program, QRZ & eQSL or any topic relating to Amateur Radio, even transmitting using the club call-sign GX0MWT.

    We will be operating from the Marconi Hut situated in the Main Building. This is not a Contest or a National Event so it will be relaxed operating.

    There is no admission charge so come along for as little time or all afternoon.

    Useful Links:-

    Missed it?...

  • Family Fun Day, Museum of Power - Jul-26
  • July Skills Night - Jul-20
  • July Meeting Report - Evolution of Submarine Cables, Jul-7
  • GB1JSS - June Summer Solstice - Jun-21
  • June Skills Night - Jun-15
  • June Meeting Report - Amateur Microwaves, Jun-2
  • May Skills Night - May-18
  • Lusitania Centenary - Sandford Mill, May-7
  • May Meeting Report Operating Portable, May-5
  • IMD Report - Sandford Mill, Apr-25
  • GB1STG Special Event - St Georges Day, Apr-23
  • April Skills Night - Apr-20
  • April Meeting Report - The Raspberry Pi, Apr-7
  • Science Sunday, Museum of Power - Mar-22
  • Solar Eclipse - Mar-20
  • March Skills Night - Mar-16
  • British Science Week - Sandford Mill, Mar-14
  • TX Factor Visit - Mar-7
  • March Meeting Report - The GB3VHF Story, Mar-3
  • February Skills Night - Feb-15
  • February Meeting Report - Probing the Northern Lights, Feb-3
  • Dr Geoff Bowles Retirement - Feb-2
  • SOS Radio Weekend - Jan-24/25
  • January Meeting Report - Radio Amateur Awards, Jan-6
  • Geoff Mills G3EDM Silent Key
  • Presentation to Brian G3CVI

    CARS Meeting Place

    CARS meet on the First Tuesday in the month at the Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ.

    We meet on the First Floor. There is a lift for wheel chairs. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Please identify yourself when you sign in and purchase a Raffle Ticket or two for Club Funds.  Tea/Coffee/Chocolate is available on a DIY basis at 9pm break time.  There is normally no admission fee to CARS Meetings - Visitors are always welcome.  The Raffle is drawn after the refreshment interval.

    Meetings end at 10pm, as the gates will be locked at 10.15pm!

    CARS new Venue-Oaklands Museum
    Oaklands Museum, Chelmsford.

    Directions / Parking

  • Click here to find two maps for Oaklands Museum

    You can drive all the way up Moulsham Street from Parkway but NOT the other way.

    Another way is to enter Moulsham Street after going round the Miami Roundabout (by Tesco), then along New London Road 200 yards, turn right into Moulsham Street and after 100 yards turn right again into the Museum.

    NOTE: There is plenty of car parking space but do not park directly in front of the Museum - that is reserved for people unloading kit and Disabled car drivers. Also - take care as there are three severe Sleeping Policeman as well.

    CARS Membership

    Membership is annual based on our October AGM and is £15 for the 2014-2015 year. Further details and forms by are on our Membership Form page

  • Those aged under 16 or in full-time education receive FREE membership
  • Those joining midway thru the year can do so at a discretionary rate of £10

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    Contact Information

  • Postal Address

    Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society
    Colin Page G0TRM, Secretary
    1 The Leeway
    CM3 4PS

    To contact CARS Chairman on any topic

    Newsletter & Membership
    A Monthly Newsletter is provided to every paid-up member
    Contact Secretary
    Colin Page, G0TRM,
    E-Mail to CARS Secretary

    Newsletter Editor:
    Alan Elcoate, G0RTH
    E-Mail to CARS Newsletter Editor

    CARS Training Courses

    CARS offer a full range of Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Amateur Radio Licence Training Courses, Morse Classes and Skills Nights:-

    Training Contacts

    CARS Training Manager:
    Clive Ward, G1EUC
    T: 01245-224577
    M: 07860-418835
    E-Mail to CARS Training Manager.

    Morse Training Manager:
    Andrew Kersey, G0IBN
    Tel: 01621-868347
    E-Mail to CARS Morse Training

    Direct QSL Address:-

    Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society
    c/o James Beatwell 2E1GUA
    36 Hunts Close, Writtle,
    Essex. CM1 3HJ

    NB: eQSL is now preferred

    GX0MWT QSL Card

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