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
5th Jul 2015 Skills Field Event CANCELLED, GB1JSS Summer Event, Intermediate Practicals Workshop, July Talk, June Skills Report, Microwaves Talk Report, May Skills Report, Lusitania Report, Operating Portable Talk, IMD at Sandford Mill Report, GB1STG Report, Raspberry Pi report   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 www.g0mwt.org.uk/skills


    Operating Event
    Sunday 5 July 2015, 10am - 6pm
    Galleywood Common CM2 8TS
    "Skills in the Field"
    CARS Members

    Event Cancelled - 'Rain Stopped Play'

    This Sunday, CARS members will be taking advantage of the nice weather to operate from the popular location of Galleywood Common just South of Chelmsford. We're calling this "Skills in the Field" as there'll be some skill required to out-fox Chris G0IPU and his DF'ing kit! With well over 100-acres of land, it's a chance to give direction-finding a try (or for younger members of the family).

    There'll be a couple of HF+VHF stations running, and you're welcome to bring your own kit or simply pop along to see what we're up to. We aim to get started around 10am and continue until 6pm. If you can't make it down, listen for the club callsign, GX0MWT, on 40m and 2m. Those with Foundation or Intermediate callsigns may operate at "Full" licence level on the day, under supervision, using the club callsign.

    We regularly meet and operate at this location when the weather is nice - We've operated GB1JSS and GB1STG from here as well casual weekend field-days. It's a great location for stringing-up large bits of wire or trying something new - there's lots of space, and zero RF noise to worry about. If you're using sat-nav, put CM2 8TS (Margaretting Road) in as a destination and the car-park is about 300yds on your left - just past the new picket-fence speed-limit signs.

    Coordinator: Charlie M0PZT


    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


    Special Training Event
    Thursdays 2+9 July 2015
    Danbury Village Hall, Main Road, CM3 4NQ
    "Intermediate Practicals Workshop"
    For M3/M6 Foundation Licensees

    The Intermediate Practicals Workshop is a new short training course for those who just prefer to do the practical assessments and take the exam at their convenience anywhere later.

    Led by Peter M0PSD, the objective is to complete all the assessments in just two evenings, so prompt arrival and homework are expected...

    Coordinator: Peter M0PSD
    Course Info: Details & Registration Form
    Location: Map


    Missed it?...

  • GB1JSS - June Summer Solstice - Jun-21
  • June Skills Night - Jun-15
  • June Meeting Report - Amateur Microwaves, Jun-2
  • May Skills Night - May-18
  • 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 Membership Secretary, James Beatwell, 2E1GUA, at:-

    Mr James Beatwell, 2E1GUA
    36 Hunts Close
    Writtle
    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.

    Notes:

  • Those aged under 16 or in full-time education receive FREE membership
  • Those joining midway thru the year can do so at a reduced fee of £10

    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
    Danbury
    CHELMSFORD
    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 Nights:-

    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,
    Chelmsford,
    Essex. CM1 3HJ
    UK

    NB: eQSL is now preferred

    GX0MWT QSL Card


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