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
19th Feb 2017 February Skills, GB95-2MT Special Event, February DWS Talk report, January Skills, January Talk report, W&S Xmas / G0PEP Day, Essex Award.   For previous meetings/events see Past Meetings / Past Events / Sandford Mill pages instead.

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    Skills Night
    Monday 20th Feb 2017, 7-9pm
    Danbury Village Hall, Main Road, CM3 4NQ
    By CARS Members and others

    Your chance to get "hands-on" with aerials, datamodes, construction and more. A variety of "show and tell" tables with something for the new and experienced Ham alike. This is a FREE event and open to members, non-members and visitors - all are welcome and there's tea/coffee, too!

    Details for Skills on February 20th are here
    - or click here for more about Skills.

    2MT 95th Anniversary
    Sun-12, Tue-14-Feb-2017
    Sandford Mill, Chelmsford CM2 6NY
    By CARS Members

    95 Years Ago, on Tuesday 14th February 1922, a small group of young, gifted, charismatic - and perhaps slightly irreverent - Marconi employees turned on a medium wave transmitter in a 'long low hut' at Writtle, and began an experiment which is now regarded as the Birth of British Broadcasting. Led by the irrepressible Peter Eckersley, the 2MT team broadcast every Tuesday evening. What started as a station for 'calibration purposes' for the fast growing number of radio hams, transformed into an entertainment programme like none before.

    95 Years Later, in Feb-2017 the historic launch of 2MT will be celebrated by a very Special Event Station GB952MT (GB95 Two Emma Toc) from the original hut (now at Sandford Mill).

    • Sunday 12-Feb-2017: We will be on air from 11am until early evening on HF SSB
    • Tuesday 14-Feb-2017: Starting at 6pm, we will mark the official anniversary as we pass 7pm

  • QSL: No cards - eQSL is preferred
  • QRZ: Click for the GB952MT Entry
  • Web: EVENT REPORT - See our GB952MT webpage

    EmmaToc-Online: The event is also being marked by an Internet Radio Station over the Feb 12-14 period courtesy of Jim 2E0RMI. Full details including some 2MT history and and the stream playout schedule are available at

    March Meeting
    Tue 7-Mar-2017, 7.30-10pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
    "Classic British Computers"
    By Andy Chapman G7TKK

    Andy Chapman G7TKK, famed for his innovative antennas, returns to give a talk on another of his specialties - Classic British Computers.

    In the 1970s and early 80s pioneering work led a to a wide variety of kits and models and a whole hobbyist movement.

    Andy has an unprecedented collection including some of the original prototypes. (and if you do have an Apple-1 - it is worth a fortune!)

    So hear about the original simpler era before 'RasPi, Hacking and Coding' became trendy terms. CARS Refreshments and our famous Raffle will also be on offer. Visitors welcome.

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    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/Biscuits is available 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

    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 15/pa based on our October AGM and Constitution. Further details and forms are on our Membership page

    • Those aged under 16 or in full-time education receive FREE membership

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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 available to members/subscribers
    Contact Secretary
    Colin Page, G0TRM,
    E-Mail to CARS Secretary

    Newsletter Editor:
    Steve Webb, G4GHO
    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 Coordinator:
    Chris Chapman G0IPU
    M: 07908-107951
    E-Mail to CARS Training Manager.

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

    Direct QSL Address:-

    Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society
    c/o Oliver Prin, M0WAG
    19 The Colliers
    Heybridge Basin
    Essex. CM9 4SE

    E-Mail to CARS QSL Manager.
    NB: eQSL is now preferred

    GX0MWT QSL Card

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