Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society
Club Call: GX0MWT - Affiliated to the RSGB

Latest Changes
4th Dec 2023 January CW Meeting, Xmas Social, November Build-a-Radio, October CARS AGM, September Table Top Sale, GB5TLV Lightship Weekend, August meal, July Ofcom talk, June Do & Discover Weekend, June Essex Air Ambulance talk. 2023 Training Courses   - For earlier meetings/events see the Past Meetings / Past Events / Sandford Mill pages.




December Meeting
5-Dec-2023, 7.30-9:30pm
Danbury Village Hall
"Xmas Social"
By CARS Members

Seasons Greetings!

CARS members, other amateurs/clubs and prospective trainees are welcome to join us for our Xmas Social at Danbury.

Nibbles, raffle and socialising - and perhaps a seasonal quiz too :)

Do come along, so you don't miss out on:-

  • Seasonal nibbles - inc mince pies, sausage rolls etc
  • Very Special Raffle Prizes tbc - but last years were Grouse, Cabernet, Pannetone, Breakfast box, Tiptree Jams etc
Refreshments are free, whilst its £2/ticket for the prize raffle.

If you haven't renewed your membership yet, it's a great opportunity to settle up on the night - bearing in mind its great value at just £5/yr and you can make our membership secretary Andy G0IBN very happy :-)

NB: Physical meeting – no Zoom
Previously: See here for
last years fun

January Meeting
9-Jan-2024, 7.30-9:30pm
Danbury Village Hall
"CW & Social"
By CARS Members

For our January club night on Tuesday 9th January 2024 at Danbury Village Hall we are pleased to welcome everyone - members and non-members to a night of CW (Continuous Wave) otherwise known as Morse Code. Note the date - Tuesday Jan-9, not Jan-2)

We will have a live operating station using the club call sign GX0MWT (Marconi Wireless Telegraph) and you are invited to "have a go" and see who can get the longest distance QSO on the night.

Various Morse keys will be on display - straight keys, twin paddles etc, including a Marconi 365A straight key Serial Number 8999 used on a British Merchant Navy ship from 1939. There will also be an extremely rare "Rugby" key from Portishead Radio GKA manufactured by the Rugby workshops in 1983.

Also on display will be a Racal 1217 rack mount receiver, this was also used at Portishead Radio GKA from the early 70's until 1983 and covers 980 kHz - 30 MHz with AM, USB/LSB and CW modes. It was Racal's first transistor receiver and they are also now very rare. It weighs 13.6kg

John O'Connell M0JOC will give a short presentation on these keys and their history.

You are welcome to bring along your own keys along for some tips and advice on setting up the keys and operating with CW, whether a beginner or "old hand"

As usual, we will have the famous raffle - with tea/coffee, biscuits and a warm welcome for the New Year !

Missed it?...

CARS Membership

Membership is currently discounted down to £5/pa (on account of Covid) 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

Contact CARS Chair:
Elliott M0JBY
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Contact Secretary:
E-Mail to CARS Secretary

Contact Treasurer:
John G4IMS
E-Mail to CARS Treasurer

Meeting Venue: Danbury Village Hall CM3 4NQ

Membership & Newsletter
A Monthly Newsletter is available to members/subscribers

Newsletter Editor:
E-Mail to CARS Newsletter Editor

More: About the Society

CARS Training Courses

CARS offer a full range of Foundation, Intermediate and Full Amateur Radio Licence Training Courses, Morse Classes etc:-

Training Contacts

CARS Training/Exams:
John O'Connell M0JOC
M: 07868-004380
E-Mail to CARS Training/Exams.

Morse Training Manager:
Andrew Kersey, G0IBN
T: 0745-342-60-87
E-Mail to CARS Morse Training

Direct QSL Address:-

Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society
c/o Paul Tittensor G4PVM
47 St Johns Road
Essex. CM2 0TY

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

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