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.

  Supporter of YOTA 2017

Latest Changes
14th Oct 2017 Science Discovery Day, October Skills, Foundation Course-36 Photos, AGM, September Skills, September Radio Caroline, David G3SVI SK, August Constructors Competition, July Science Day,   For previous meetings/events see Past Meetings / Past Events / Sandford Mill pages instead.

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  • Following the AGM, Subscriptions are now due - you can pay online - or at our next meeting

    Skills Night
    Monday 16th Oct 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...

    NB: October includes Intermediate Radio Demos and the Quiz returns but remember the event is also dependent on offers of demos from you!

    This is a FREE event and open to new trainees, new licensees, members, non-members and visitors - all are welcome and there's tea/coffee, too!

    Details for Skills on October 16th are here
    - or click here for more about Skills.

    Science Discovery Day
    Sun 22-Oct-2017, 10am - 4pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
    "Space and Beyond"
    by CARS Members

    CARS have been invited to be part of the October Science Discovery Day which has a space and communications theme: “Discover Space and Beyond”

    Chris G0IPU is coordinating activities which will be largely based in 'The Barn' where he will have DF, rockets, snap-circuits, radio controlled moon-buggy cars and 2m VHF. There is also an opportunity for all, including newer amateurs to try their hand at HF Operating from the main building with the big antenna – but do contact Chris beforehand so that can be arranged.

    Visitors can take a journey into space with the visiting planetarium. You can also wear an invisibility cloak and use live Marconi TV Cameras, try light and sound experiments, coding & more! Learn about how our local hero Marconi influenced today’s communications from radio to mobile phones, satellites and more.

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    November Meeting
    Tue 7-Nov-2017, 7.30-10pm
    Oaklands Museum, Moulsham Street
    "Urban Noise & SDRs"
    William Poel G8CYK

    Unwanted man-made RF noise is a serious and growing issue afflicting all radio... EVERYWHERE.

    Rising background noise is the limiting factor for many radio amateurs – certainly below 10MHz where ADSL delivered by overhead cables.

    Mains-borne noise is much harder to identify and trace – and even affects an increasing number of the famous big guns of HF who can suffer like the rest of us. So if you wonder why you don’t get called back by YB1IBM in Jakarta – it may not be anything more complex than the fact he has an S9+ noise level that you have to overcome before you can get heard

    Don't imagine the growing noise problem does not afflict consumer Digital Radio and TV as well - it does, but it in different less obvious ways. You simply don’t get the clues that analogue equipment provides – and so a device to help trace rogue RFI is needed

    Ultimately, if you can’t solve your local noise problems, then you can use a remote Web-SDR as the return channel. Already most 160m, 80m and 60m nets have many users that rely on Hack Green or one of the other central England SDRs that reasonably reflect reception conditions around the whole country – but without the noise blanket

    So expect a topical and thought provoking talk from William G8CYK.

    CARS will also have its famous raffle and refreshments - and more surplus items for sale

    Missed it?...

    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

    • 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 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 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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