Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society
Club Call: GX0MWT - Affiliated to the RSGB

Latest Changes
26th Nov 2020 December VHF Propagation talk, November Alan Turing talk, October-AGM, September Activities, August - GB80CH Chain Home Radar Anniversary, June - Dame Nellie Melba GB100MZX, Nets   - For earlier meetings/events see the Past Meetings / Past Events / Sandford Mill pages.

   

  • Following the Online-AGM, Subscriptions are now due...
      - Please pay online here - only £5!

    CORONAVIRUS NOTICE:

    • No Physical Meetings at present - We are on Zoom!
    • Online/on-air activities: Nets, GB100MZX, GB80CH
      - see Calendar for more to come



  • December Meeting
    Tuesday 1st Dec 2020, 7:30-9pm
    Online by Zoom
    "VHF Propagation"
    Chris G0IPU & Steve G0KYA

    Our seasonal December meeting cannot easily do mince pies but we do have some other treats. Following the HF Propagation talk in January, we complete 2020 with VHF Propagation.

    Chris G0IPU along with a video by RSGB Propagation Chairman Steve Nichols G0KYA will dispel the myths that VHF is short range line of sight. From getting DXCC on 50MHz to 1000+km on 2m/70cm, (not forgetting contests, Sporadic-E, Moonbounce and deep space) DX is possible and really educational too!

    We will also be joined by our RSGB regional reps led by David M0MBD who will have info on recent topics inc Training, EMF exposure, VDSL interference etc (and promise more sunspots for 2021 propagation!).

    Do join us for a great opportunity to learn, ask questions or pass on Seasons Greetings!

    Zoom:

  • Meeting ID:   869 1311 0258
  • Passcode:   240989
  • Admin: John M0JOC (full clickable links also in newsletter/email)


    November Meeting
    Tue 3-Nov-2020, 7.30-9pm
    Online by Zoom
    "Alan Turing and his Machine"
    Damian Bevan G4WPO

    For November, we are pleased to host an online talk by Damian Bevan G4WPO for a fascinating insight into the work of Alan Turing

    In his seminal 1936 paper ‘On Computable Numbers’, a young Alan Mathison Turing set in motion a new field now known as ‘Computer Science’. With the notional automaton which Turing presented in this paper, he set the blueprint for the digital computer, which is so central to modern-day life and work. In this talk we describe this so-called ‘Turing Machine’, and explore Turing’s life, his death and his legacy today.

    On the way, we briefly cover the impact of computation on the field of wireless, both during Turing’s work at Bletchley Park in World War 2, and in the modern day.

    Invite - The Zoom link is will be in our November Newsletter/email

    Remember - CARS annual subs are now due - at the special £5 'Covid rate' for 2021


    October Meeting
    Tuesday 6th Oct 2020, 7:30pm
    Online by Zoom
    "CARS AGM"
    By CARS Members

    October is AGM time! Due to the virus we are holding a virtual meeting for the AGM as it is thought unlikely there will be any actual meetings at the City Museum for some time to come

    There will be the annual reports from the Club's officers, the opportunity to hear about our progress over the year and the activities in which CARS took part. Voting will take place for members to choose both new and standing members of the Committee.

    Vacancies exist for PR/RadCom, Newsletter Editor, Equipment Manager roles and other volunteers

    In addition to reports and elections, there will be an opportunity for members to voice their suggestions for the future and overall running of the Society under the current difficult conditions. (2021 Subs, More Special Events. Open Air Meets. Further Virtual Meetings.)

    Thinking of joining the CARS committee?

    • Would you like to help in planning the Club's future?
    • Are you good at organising ?
    • Do you have a 'special interest' you would like to introduce to CARS?
    At the AGM members will have the opportunity to stand for election and put their ideas into practice. Please contact any committee member or Secretary Colin G0TRM (before the day).

    Also: In addition to the formalities, there is also an opportunity for other queries or to update folk on some recent Construction project!

    So do join us for this important occasion

    (See Zoom invite/links in our Notice/Newsletter emails)



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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!


    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
    Danbury
    CHELMSFORD
    CM3 4PS

     
    To contact CARS Chairman on any topic

    Membership & Newsletter
    A Monthly Newsletter is available to members/subscribers
    Contact Secretary
    Colin Page, G0TRM,
    E-Mail to CARS Secretary

    Newsletter Editor:
    E-Mail to CARS Newsletter Editor


    CARS Training Courses

    CARS offer a full range of Foundation, Intermediate and Full Amateur Radio Licence Training Courses, Morse Classes etc:-

    Training Contacts

    CARS Training/Exams:
    John O'Connell M0JOC
    M: 07868-004380
    E-Mail to CARS Training/Exams.

    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
    UK

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


    See also: Data / Privacy Policy

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