Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society

CARS Meetings   July - September 2018

Award for All

July Meeting
Tue 3-Jul-2018, 7.30-10pm
Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
"Three Short Talks"
By CARS Members

This evening started with the recent news that Mark M0IEO was unable to make it, so there was a longer intro covering recent CARS activities, Sandford Mill etc. However it also did give rather more time for the Kite talk which proved to be fortuitous.

Peter Bridgeman G3SUY gave an entertaining and insightful talk on kite antennas with slides, video and real kites! With full length thin wire suspended aloft by one or two kites, he had great signal reports on top band. He had flown them from Galleywood, old runways and his boat amongst other places - usually well away from trees. Towards the end of the talk Tony G4YTG brought out his own 'government' kite as well.

Peter G3SUY and Tony G4YTG with their kites

At the end Peter was presented with his CARS Speakers Mug by Tony G4YTG

Peter G3SUY getting his speakers mug - photo by John G8DET

After the tea break and raffle, Peter M0PSD also had quite a visual session on Planning Permission issues, patly based on his time as a RSGB Planning volunteer. This was laced with pictures, advice and anecdotes and quite a few questions from the audience. Its a topic where nearly every case is different, not helped by variations in local rules. The Q+A took us right to the end of the evening - our thanks for another great topic.

Peter M0PSD talking about Planning Permission

And we just finished in time for the World Cup England-Panama penalty shootout victory!

August Meeting
Tue 7-Aug-2018, 7.30-10pm
Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
"Constructors Competition"
By CARS Members

The August meeting is the annual time to show what had been constructed.- CARS accept all sorts of entries (and have done so in the past) from still photographs to video clips. The only real Rule is that it must be electrically SAFE.

The money prizes are presented on the night and the certificates will be presented at the AGM.

September Meeting
Tue 4-Sep-2018, 7.30-10pm
Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
"999 Emergency Comms"
By Steve Shorey G3ZPS

Steve Shorey G3ZPS will give a talk on the past, present and future of Emergency Communications

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