CARS Skills Night October 2014 Reminder

A reminder that Monday the 20th of October 2014, is the next CARS Skills Night

If you’ve attended one of the get-togethers before, you’ll know that the evenings offer a good mix of demonstrations, plenty of opportunities to ask questions, and the chance to chat, swap ideas, and pick up tips.

Some of the CARS Skills Night July 2014 Attendees
Some of the CARS Skills Night July 2014 Attendees

Here’s some of what is planned for the October meet-up:

  • Weather Satellites – A first for the Skills Night
  • D-Star: Interested in getting to grips with digital radio? Some show-and-tell in the second half
  • Callsign Badges – Back again by popular demand – callsign badges while-you-wait
  • CW – A live HF station running CW, plus some bits courtesy of the Essex CW Club
  • HF Advice: Need help with choosing or setting up the right antennas? Talk to the expert
  • Show-and-tell: A couple of interesting items are promised! All are welcome to bring stuff along too
  • Quiz: Test your amateur radio knowledge, just for fun
  • Plus representatives from CARS, Essex Repeater Group, Essex CW Club and Essex Ham to help with questions

Some other notes

  • The Constructors Workshop will be taking a break this month, as the team takes a well-earned break
  • CARS membership fees for 2014/15 are now due. Save a stamp – To join or renew, please bring along your £15 subs, as the membership team will be there


Skills Night Venue:

Danbury Village Hall, 2 Main Road, Danbury, Chelmsford Essex CM3 4NQ – You can find a map and pictures of the hall here:


The Skills Night is free to attend, with refreshments provided. The event is open to all regardless of licence level and club affiliation – If you know someone interested in coming along – please pass this message along.

For more details, and a video of the May 2014 event, go to

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