Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society

September 2002 Discovery Day
at Sandford Mill
10thDecember2005 Changed Return Coding. July 2004, added photograph of Brian, G3CVI looking at the camera. Improved the photographic quality of the pictures.

Science & Industry Discovery Day, 2002.

This was celebrated at the Science and Industry Museum, Sandford Mill, Chelmsford on Sunday, 29th September, 2002.

It was a hot and dry day when the Sandford Mill opened its doors to the adventurious public to celebrate Science & Discovery Day.

The Club Call Sign, GX0MWT (Marconi Wireless Telegraph) was in constant use logging many dozens of stations world wide. Many Club Members operated the Stations and also acted as Hosts to explain to some of the 485 Visitors the role of Amateur Radio.

The Club QSLs via the RSGB Bureau or Direct to the QSL Manager Carl, G3PEM, QTHR.

Our thanks to all who made the day the success that it was.
We were also fortunate that the weather was as good as it was.

An exhibit which was popular with the younger visitors was a demonstation of water powered rockets by CARS Member Dr. Geoff Bowles, Keeper of the Science and Industry Museum along with Education Officer, Caroline Hammer.

Geoff Bowles's Rocket
The idea is to partly fill an empty plastic cola bottle with water and then pump it up with air. When turned up and pointed into the air and released - it rockets upwards. This picture shows it at the point just after take-off. It travels some 100s of metres. Perhaps this could be the way to launch the next OSCAR satellite!
It is not recommended to "try this at home".

The famous Marconi Hut which was used for the first public music broadcast in 1922 is now used by CARS as their transmitter station for H.F.

Visitor watching G0SBQ operate
Visitors looking on while Pat, G0SBQ (left) listen to a reply to a CQ call just put out. Brian, G3CVI is logging.

Suzanne, M3ZAN operating the 2 Metre station

Suzanne, M3ZAN operating the 2 Metre station. Suzanne obtained her Licence after attending CARS Foundation Course in Danbury.
Looking behind you can see a vintage projection 405 line TV set and a large tranmitting valve. How many Kilowatts did I hear you say!.

Brian, G3CVI & Micheal, M3MPS logging

Brian, G3CVI operating & Micheal, M3MPS logging. Micheal obtained his Licence after attending CARS Foundation Course in Danbury.

M5AKA operating with G3CVI Logging

Trevor, M5AKA operating the Club rig with Brian, G3CVI logging. The standing figure Vice President, Charles, G0GJS talking to Malcolm, G4KGL.
This photograph was taken by John, G8DET. Trevor, M5AKA took all the others above.

M5AKA operating and G3CVI Logging

Trevor, M5AKA operating the Club rig with Brian, G3CVI logging. Brian looks less worried than in the photograph above.
This photograph was taken on film by John, G8DET.

G3CVI operating

Brian, G3CVI showing how it should be done. Malcolm, G4KGL taking light refreshment in-between logging.
Standing right is Ken, G7FRT while Trevor, M5AKA is on the left. This photograph was taken by John, G8DET using Trevor's digital camera.

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