Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society
    Afflilated 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
16th September 2014 Added D-Star Report.   Thinned down the Home Page as the result of requests.   Sorry, no more comprehensive Reports or photos on the Home Page of CARS many events and activities.   It appears Tablet users cannot see then!   Please use the Links to the hundreds of Folders.
Put the September Heritage Events in a new Folder in the Sandford Mill Folder, browse to find the events which were organised by James, 2E1GUA and the Report and photos by Charlie, M0PZT.

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  • Meeting Venue

  • Meeting
    Tuesday, 7th October 2014, 7.30-10pm. .
    At Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street, CM2 9AQ.
    "Annual General Meeting" and
    "Ofcom Amateur Licence Changes"

    By CARS Members & Murray Niman, G6JYB.

    AGM details later.

    After the AGM, the CARS meeting will have an extra feature.   As recently appointed RSGB Spectrum Chairman, Murray G6JYB is in a position to give attendees an overview and pointers to quite a complex Ofcom 35 page consultation on the proposals to change amateur licences.

    Tuesday, 2nd September 2014, 7.30-10pm. .
    At Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street, CM2 9AQ.
    "D Star Radio Operation and Demonstration"
    By Joel, G0URK and Gary, 2E0ULA.

    September's meeting saw Gary 2E0ULA with assistance from Joel G0URK enlighten us about the D-STAR mode.   It's a digital system that typically uses an Icom transceiver to communicate with other D-STAR users.   There is a network of digital gateways and repeaters which allow you to speak not just locally via RF, but to "conferences" from all parts of the World - Just as if it were a local QSO on 2m FM.

    One of the benefits of D-STAR is the size of the transmission - Just 6.25KHz of spectrum is required compared to the usual 12.5KHz of an analogue FM transmission.

    One of the downsides is that the radios are not cheap:   Expect to pay around £400 for a 2m/70cm FM/D-STAR handheld!

    Thanks to Gary and Joel for their informative talk and demonstration of the D-STAR technology.

    The now famous CARS Raffle was run by James 2E1GUA and Carl G3PEM with refreshments courtesy of David G3SVI and Myra M0MYR.

    Report by Charlie Davy, M0PZT.

    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 to Brian, G3CVI 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. Meeting will 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.

    WARNING: There are three very high Sleeping Policemen to prevent "Rat Runners" - they will tear the bottom of your car unless you go steadily over them.

    There is plenty on car parking but it is not intended CARS to park directly infrom of the Museum - reserved for people unloading kit and Disabled car drivers.

    CARS Membership

    Membership is annual based on our October AGM. To be/remain a Member of CARS, send a Cheque for £15 for 2013-2014 to our Treasurer Brian G3CVI to:-

  • Brian Thwaites G3CVI, 118 Baddow Hall Crescent, Great Baddow, CHELMSFORD, CM2 7BU

    If you would like a receipt, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope with a 2nd class stamp.
    Note: Under 16s or in Full Time Education are FREE

    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
    The Ridge
    Little Baddow
    CM3 4RX

    To contact CARS Chairman on any topic

    Newsletter & Membership

    A Monthly Newsletter is provided to every paid-up
    Member, either by E-mail (PDF) or by Post

    Contact Secretary
    Martyn Medcalf, G1EFL,
    Tel: 01245-469008

    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
    Tel: 01245-224577
    Mob: 07860-418835
    E-Mail to CARS Training Manager.

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

    Direct QSL Address:-

    Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society
    The Ridge
    Little Baddow
    CM3 4RX
    GX0MWT QSL Card

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