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
26th April 2015 Lusitania Centenary, IMD at Sandford Mill Report, GB1STG Report, April Skills Report, Raspberry Pi report, GB1STG & IMD, May Talk Museum of Power Science Sunday, Eclipse   For previous meetings/events see Past Meetings / Past Events / Sandford Mill pages instead.

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  • Meeting Venue

  • May Meeting
    Tue 5-May-2015, 7.30-10pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
    Operating Portable
    by Charlie Davy M0PZT

    Operating outside the four-walls of the Shack presents a wealth of opportunities (not-to-mention hurdles) for the Amateur. Fresh from organising the outdoor GB1STG Special Event, in this talk, Charlie will outline the "Whys, Wheres and Hows" of portable operating.

    If you're restricted at home with aerials or just want to spend some time this summer enjoying the weather and playing radio outdoors, this month's meeting will offer some tips on successful /P operating.

    There will also be some kit on display plus a "portable" prize or two in the famous CARS raffle!

    RMS Lusitania Centenary
    Thu 7-May-2015, 10am-4pm
    Sandford Mill
    CARS Operating GX0MWT
    by CARS Members

    CARS will be at Sandford Mill operating GX0MWT from the Marconi Hut on Thursday 7th May from 10 to 4pm, to commemorate the saving of 761 lives from the RMS Lusitania when it was sunk in 1915. All CARS Members and Marconi Veterans are welcome to attend.

    The RMS Lusitania was owned and operated by the Cunard Company. Her keel was laid on 16 June 1904 and she was launched on 7 June 1906. She was the largest, fastest, and most luxurious ship in the world at the time of her launch. Lusitania was making her 202nd crossing when torpedoed by the U20 on 7 May 1915, off the coast of Ireland and sank in 18 minutes. Of the known 1,960 people on board, 767 survived and 1,193 perished. Four of those survivors died in the following months, bringing the numbers to 763 survivors and 1,197 victims. The wreck lies in 300 feet (91 metres), approximately 11 miles (18 km) south of the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland.

    Radio Amateurs throughout the world will commemorate the fact that the Marconi designed and manufactured wireless equipment, built in Chelmsford enabled the Lusitania to transmit a SOS which resulted in ships rescuing the survivors.

    Missed it?...

  • 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 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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