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
27th March 2015 April - Raspberry Pi, GB1STG & IMD Museum of Power Science Sunday, Eclipse, March Skills Report, Sandford Science Week Report, Twitter, TX Factor Visit, GB3VHF Talk Report.   For previous meetings/events see Past Meetings / Past Events / Sandford Mill pages instead.

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  • Meeting Venue

  • April Meeting
    Tue 7-Apr-2015, 7.30-10pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
    "Raspberry Pi"
    By Peter Onion G0DZB & David Whale

    First released in Feb-2012, the Raspberry Pi has been a best-selling phenomenon with over 5 million of these low cost credit-card size computers sold.

    They use an ARM processor, can run Linux and have a variety of options for interfacing to sensors and radios. Originally targetted for educational use, a whole community has grown up around it.

    Peter G0DZB will be joined by co-presenter David Whale who is a STEM ambassador and Pi expert. So together they will enlighten us on how you can have your Pi and enjoy it!
    Visitors are welcome, and CARS will have its famous raffle.

    St Georges Day
    Thu 23rd April - 9am onwards
    Galleywood Common
    Special Event Station GB1STG
    by CARS Members

    CARS will be celebrating St George's Day with a /P event at Galleywood Common using the callsign GB1STG. Last year's event was an informal gathering of "Essex Hams" and saw over 20 people descend upon the Common for some portable radio fun.

    This year there will be 40m and 2m stations active plus the higher HF bands subject to conditions. This is an ideal chance to see how easy it is to set up an effective /P station. We will be running off 12v batteries and using fishing-poles and simple wire aerials. All are welcome, and there will be help and advice on equipment, aerials as well as the chance to use a special-event callsign in the sunshine.

    Also, if you are thinking of trying out some "portable" this summer, the May CARS meeting sees Charlie M0PZT give us a talk on "Operating Portable".

  • Directions from main road: Google Map
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    International Marconi Day
    Sat 25-Apr-2015
    Sandford Mill
    CARS Operating GX0MWT
    by CARS Members

    CARS will be at Sandford Mill operating GX0MWT on Saturday 25th April as an 'Award Station' as part of International Marconi Day. A full programme of activities is planned for both radio aspects and public visitors at Sandford Mill.

    On the first floor Colin Page, G0TRM and his team will be demonstrating the impressive Morse Key display with the opportunity for the youngsters to try their hand. The Morse punched paper tape sending and decoding process always proves to be a big hit with potential junior CW operators.

    During the day there will be several presentations in the Barn on the museum site. At 2:15 pm radio communications historian Dr Elizabeth Bruton, will give a talk on Marconi. This includes details about the vital wartime contribution made by the Marconi Company during World War One. It will include a local element: a signals interception station located at the Hall Street works in Chelmsford. CARS Vice President John Bowen, G8DET will be giving three presentations titled "Saving Lives at Sea - up to and including the RMS Lusitania" at 11am, 1pm and 3.30pm.

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  • Sandford Mill Directions: Google Map

    Missed it?...

  • 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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