Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society
    Affiliated to the RSGB
Callsigns used include: - G0MWT, GX0MWT, GB5SM, GB70GB, GB5RVA, GB100MWT & M2T
Awarded the Kenwood Trophy for Training 2007 and Club of the Year 2009 by the RSGB.
Awarded Lottery Grant by Awards for All, November 2008.

Latest Changes
19th May 2015 May Skills Report, June/July Talks, GB1JSS Summer Event, Lusitania Report, Operating Portable Talk, IMD at Sandford Mill Report, GB1STG Report, April Skills Report, Raspberry Pi report , Museum of Power Science Sunday, Eclipse   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

    June Meeting
    Tue 2-Jun-2015, 7.30-10pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
    "The Bodger's Guide to Microwaves"
    By John Worsnop G4BAO
    The greatest DX is not on HF but on the microwave bands, which are home to a construction and innovation (much of which feeds down to lower bands). Without microwaves there would be no smartphones, Wi-Fi or SatNav. Dr John Worsnop G4BAO will travel from Cambridge to enlighten us as to what is now possible.

    Visitors welcome - CARS will have its famous raffle

    June Summer Solstice
    Sunday 21-Jun-2015
    Galleywood Common - JO01FQ, Wab:TL70
    "GB1JSS Special Event Station"
    Operating Event

    The longest day of the year is the ideal excuse to play radio outdoors, so the club will be putting on another field day. At the popular location of Galleywood Common, several stations will be active through the day including 40m SSB plus CW/SSB/Data on the higher-bands subject to conditions. A 2m station will also feature for local contacts.

    Field days are a great opportunity to have a go "outside of the Shack" with a full-sized aerial and (hopefully) a bit of sunshine! All are welcome to visit, operate and/or assist.

    Last year, operators were on-site for 5:30am but you are welcome to attend whenever you like - and the event runs until around 9pm just in time for sunset.

    Coordinator: Charlie M0PZT
    Location: Directions/Map

    July Meeting
    Tue 7-Jul-2015, 7.30-10pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
    "Evolution of Submarine Cables"
    By Bernard Logan

    The first practical electric telegraph systems went into service in England in 1839 and in the United States in 1844. Only a few years later, by the late 1840s, enterprising promoters in Britain were proposing undersea cables across the English Channel to France.

    Come and hear what role Britain played in cable evolution and whether Submarine Cables are still of use today...

    Our speaker, Bernard, has over 25 years' experience in subsea systems, so expect to hear some interesting stuff!

    Visitors welcome - CARS will have its famous raffle

    Missed it?...

  • 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. To be/remain a Member of CARS, send a Cheque made out to Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society or C.A.R.S. for £15 for the 2014-2015 year. Please send the cheque to our new Membership Secretary, James Beatwell, 2E1GUA, at:-

    Mr James Beatwell, 2E1GUA
    36 Hunts Close
    Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 3HJ

    If you would like to receive your Membership Card by post, please enclose a Stamped Addressed Envelope - No SAE, No Membership Card! - or contact James at the next CARS Meeting.

    Note: Those aged under 16 or in full-time education receive FREE membership.

    Please see the Membership Form by clicking on the following link: Membership Form page

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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 Sessions:-

    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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