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
13th Nov 2015 December/January Meetings, November Skills, November 5MHz NVIS talk, Ideas Festival report, October-AGM, October Skills Report, Museum of Power, Science Discovery Day, September Skills Report, Clive G1EUC Silent Key, Tabletop Sale Report   For previous meetings/events see Past Meetings / Past Events / Sandford Mill pages instead.

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  • Meeting Venue

  • Skills Night
    Monday 16th Nov 2015, 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 Nov-16th are here
    - or click here for more about Skills.

    December Meeting
    Tuesday 1st December 2015, 7:30-10pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street, CM2 9AQ
    Xmas Social
    by CARS Members

    The December meeting has a seasonal flavour! The event is intended to be a social occasion and will include mince pies. Features include a special quiz with some seasonal questions and some hands-on items including the 'tune-a-dipole' game.

    Bring along your partners and dress up accordingly (and also bring along you own eats/cakes! if you want) - and have fun!

    After the break there will of course be the famous CARS raffle

    Subs: Not renewed yet? A reminder that this is also the last meeting before the membership expiry deadline on Jan-1st so you will also have an opportunity to renew their subs - or you can now pay online

    January Meeting
    Tuesday 5th January 2016, 7:30-10pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street, CM2 9AQ
    Meteor Detection using 2m Amateur Radio
    Peter Meadows M0ZBU

    The January talk will describe how to detect meteors using a homebrew 2m antenna and a Software Defined Radio, by exploiting the GRAVES transmitter near Dijon, France.

    The talk will include descriptions of the equipment, how it has been set up, and what software is required to record the meteor radio reflections. This will be supplemented by visual meteor observations using still and video cameras.

    Peter's talk will include simultaneous still, video and radio detection of a bright Leonid fireball over Essex. The picture opposite is one captured by his automated system on an August evening.

    After the break there will of course be the famous CARS raffle

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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/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

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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:
    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 Manager:
    Peter Davies, M0PSD
    T: 01268-767112
    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 Oliver Prin, M0WAG
    19 The Colliers
    Heybridge Basin
    Essex. CM9 4SE

    NB: eQSL is now preferred

    GX0MWT QSL Card

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