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
30th Apr 2016 May talk, June Table Top Sale, IMD-April Report, April Skills Report, 2MT April talk report, March Skills Report, Science Week report   For previous meetings/events see Past Meetings / Past Events / Sandford Mill pages instead.

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    May Meeting
    Tue 3-May-2016, 7.30-10pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
    "Introducing Moon Bounce"
    by John Regnault G4SWX

    We are now celebrating the 52nd anniversary of UK amateurs communicating with others around the world by bouncing signals off the moon. As you will hear Chelmsford had a key role in this story. In those 52 years amateur technology has developed to the point where moonbounce has become a common activity with many thousands of active stations across the world. On 144MHz there is now significant activity almost every day 24x7 with many DXCC entities being activated by expeditions.

    In the talk John Regnault G4SWX will review some of the history, discuss the propagation challenges and some of technical issues highlighting how with digital, JT65 transmissions, moonbounce is now possible from relatively small 144MHz stations.

    John uses CW and JT65 and will also describe how he has managed to work 125 DXCC countries and all 50 US States on 144MHz. He has also demonstrated remote moonbounce station operation from many locations including Ofcom headquarters in London and special event station GB2EME from Cambridge University. Whilst focussed on 144MHz, the talk will be relevant to moonbounce on other bands.

    June Meeting
    Tue 7-Jun-2016, 7.30-10pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
    "Table Top Sale"
    By CARS Members & Visitors

    In order to assist with construction and recycling, our June meeting will be a Radio and Electronics Tabletop Sale. Please contact CARS Secretary/coordinator Colin G0TRM regarding tables/fees etc - Other clubs are welcome.

    All sorts of Amateur, Audio, Electrical/Electronic, Photographic, Computer and associated equipment items can be on offer

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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 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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