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
2nd Mar 2017 March Skills, March Computing, April RSGB President talks, February Skills, GB95-2MT Special Event, February DWS Talk report, Essex Award.   For previous meetings/events see Past Meetings / Past Events / Sandford Mill pages instead.

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    Skills Night
    Monday 20th March 2017, 7-9pm
    Danbury Village Hall, Main Road, CM3 4NQ
    By CARS Members and others

    Your chance to get "hands-on" with aerials, datamodes, construction and more. A variety of "show and tell" tables with something for the new and experienced Ham alike. This is a FREE event and open to members, non-members and visitors - all are welcome and there's tea/coffee, too!

    Details for Skills on March 20th are here
    - or click here for more about Skills.


    March Meeting
    Tue 7-Mar-2017, 7.30-10pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
    "Classic British Computers"
    By Andy Chapman G7TKK

    Andy Chapman G7TKK, famed for his innovative antennas, returns to give a talk on another of his specialties - Classic British Computers.

    In the 1970s and early 80s pioneering work led to a wide variety of kits and models and a whole hobbyist movement.

    Andy has an unprecedented collection including some of the original prototypes. (and if you do have an Apple-1 - it is worth a fortune!)

    So hear about the original simpler era before 'RasPi, Hacking and Coding' became trendy terms.

    CARS Refreshments and our famous Raffle will also be on offer. Visitors welcome.



    April Meeting
    Tue 4-Apr-2017, 7.30-10pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
    "RSGB President"
    Nick Henwood G3RWF

    For April we are privileged to host Nick Henwood G3RWF who is the current RSGB President. A presentation, chat and video are all in prospect.

    Nick was licensed while at school and has been an RSGB member ever since. He is also Chair of the RSGB Legacy Sub-Committee which advises the Board on applications for Legacy funding. Currently he is writing a report on the 2015 Contesting Review and also gathering information about clubs which do things successfully!

    Nick's main amateur interest is HF and in the past 12 years he has travelled over 20 times to Africa and put on a solo station. He is probably best known as 5X1NH where he was on the air while working as a volunteer at a community university in Western Uganda. In 2012 he scored a new world record for 15m low power in the CQWWDX CW contest and won the same category again from Rwanda in 2015. He uses all modes but prefers CW.

    CARS Refreshments and our famous Raffle will also be on offer. Visitors welcome.


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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!

    CARS new Venue-Oaklands Museum
    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



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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 available to members/subscribers
    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
    UK

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

    GX0MWT QSL Card


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