Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society
    Affiliated to the RSGB
Callsigns used include: G0MWT, GX0MWT, GB75CH, GB100MWT, GB95-2MT
RSGB Kenwood Trophy for Training 2007 and Club of the Year 2009.
Awarded Lottery Grant by Awards for All, November 2008.

  Supporter of YOTA 2017

Latest Changes
18th Apr 2018 IMD Weekend, April Skills report, April FreeDV talk, March Skills report, March Military Radios report, February Skills report, February RSGB/Freeview report,   For previous meetings/events see Past Meetings / Past Events / Sandford Mill pages instead.

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    IMD Weekend
    Sat 21-Apr-2018, 10.30-4pm
    Sandford Mill, CM2 6NY
    "CARS Operating GX0MWT"
    CARS Members

    GX0MWT operates from Sandford Mill, north Chelmsford - home to much Marconi heritage

    International Marconi Day commemorates Marconi's Birthday on 25th April 1874, and is held on the nearest Saturday. CARS is registered as one of the Award Stations For more details of IMD on Saturday and the Sunday stakeholders day click here

    May Meeting
    Tue 1-May-2018, 7.30-10pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
    "Unusual Antennas"
    by John Regnault G4SWX

    Guest speaker John Regnault G4SWX returns to CARS – on the topic of novel VHF Antennas

    John who is an EME enthusiast and the RSGB VHF Manager has previously given us talks on 'Building a Remotely Operated Station', 'Introducing Moonbounce', and 'Tricks with Coax'. This time he will give a thought provoking talk on some of the more unusual antenna configurations that are possible.

    John will present a more generalised look at parasitic antenna arrays. Starting with Uda and Yagi’s original papers and patents from 90 years ago, John will highlight that these Japanese researchers were actually thinking in 3D rather than just the more familiar 2D of most antennas named after Professor Yagi.

    Novel examples nominally at 70cms will be shown, but John also discusses how this work can be applied at other frequencies such as the higher HF bands to ‘enhance’ the performance of HF beams.

    Be prepared for some new insight - and inspiration that antenna experimenters should take a new look at beam antennas and possibly develop some novel 3D designs!

    The evening will also feature our famous raffle, as well as refreshments.

    June Meeting
    Tue 5-Jun-2018, 7.30-10pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
    "Table Top Sale"
    By CARS Members

    In order to assist with construction and recycling, the June meeting is the CARS Radio and Electronics Tabletop Sale, coordinated by Secretary Colin G0TRM.

    Just as in past years we have no idea what gems will turn up at a CARS TT sale and this year will be the same. Generally items for sale cover the whole range of radio, electronics, visual and audio, mechanical interest and more, much more.

    Looking for a particular rig or maybe just a connector for it? Maybe it's a special power supply you need; you could well find it at a CARS TT Sale. Perhaps you will find the rig you sold two years ago and wish you hadn't. Due to a minor rationalisation of CARS equipment and a number of bequests some fully functional items will be on offer.

    You will doubtless see just what you did not know you needed, you are sure to find something to send you home with a smile on your face... and the vendors. So don't miss our next event on 5th June starting at 7.30pm. Contact Colin G0TRM now for more information.

    Lots of your own stuff to sell? then book a table with Colin Page, G0TRM

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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

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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 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 Advanced Amateur Radio Licence Training Courses, Morse Classes and Skills Nights:-

    Training Contacts

    CARS Training Manager:
    Peter Davies M0PSD
    T: 01268-767112
    M: 07747-130777
    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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