Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society

CARS Training Manager, Clive Ward, G1EUC - Silent Key
22-Apr-1946  -  4-Sep-2015 , Age 69

Clive G1EUC
It is with great sadness that we have to report that CARS Training Manager Clive Ward, G1EUC, passed away on the evening of Friday 4th September, 2015. CARS sends his Family our Sympathy.

Wednesday 23rd September, 11:00am at St John the Baptist Church, 55 Main Road Danbury CM3 4NG. Parking capacity at the church is modest - alternatives include Eves Corner and the recreation ground. Dress code is... 'wear what you feel comfortable in'

The Griffin, 64 Main Road, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4DH is just opposite the church.

Floral tributes, or if preferred donations to the Radio Communications Foundation and the British Heart Foundation, may be sent to T Pennack & Sons, Funeral Directors (01245-471157)


Having spent his working life at BT, after retirement, Clive was well known for his efforts as CARS Training Manager / Exam Secretary. In total Clive managed over 300 candidates thru 30+ Foundation courses - as well as ~200 thru Intermediate and Advance, including extra mentoring and practical tuition.

In addition to training, Clive was also a key Essex Repeater Group supporter, becoming Treasurer and latterly Chairman - and in his spare time a keen Echolink and 6m-DX enthusiast, as well as a devoted grandfather...

A picture courtesy of Trevor M5AKA shows Clive on his favourite training slot, introducing the Nature of Amateur Radio at the beginning of Foundation Course-16 (on 10-Jan-2008). His passing came a day after Course-32 had started.

In 2015 Clive featured in TX Factor Episode-9 (released a few days before his sad passing). Bob McCreadie G0FGX who produces the TX Factor Show asked for this message to be passed on: "I can imagine how shocked and saddened you all are, please pass our condolences to his family and friends."


It was with utter shock that I learnt of Clive's passing as Frances and I were going out the door on holiday. More so as I had spoken to Clive the previous night at 10.15pm.

Clive's passing leaves us all with a great sadness. Behind the scene he worked very hard to make CARS 'Training the Nation' - a widely renown Training Centre.

He was also involved in many non-radio activities and these organisations have also lost one of it's stalwarts.

My condolences go to his family.

Carl Thomson, CARS President.


A pdf copy of the service is below...

- And a copy of Carl's address at the service is here

Additonal News/Tributes:

  • Essex Repeater Group: Silent Key page for Chairman Clive G1EUC
  • ThamesARG: Clive G1EUC SK Page
  • RSGB: Silent Key
  • Southgate: News Item
  • Essex Chronicle: Notice

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