Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society – Club Profile

CARS LogoOn this page, you’ll find information on the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS), one of the amateur radio clubs in Essex.

The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society is the oldest amateur radio society in the county, with roots going back to the 1930s. CARS typically has a membership of around 80, many of whom have strong links to Marconi and Chelmsford, the birthplace of radio.

CARS meets once a month for their main club night at the Oaklands Museum in Chelmsford. They run occasional activations from the historic Sandford Mill museum, which houses many Marconi exhibits. The society runs weekly nets using local repeaters as well as HF nets.

CARS is well-known for its training courses, which have been running for many years. The society trains at all three levels, and the training team hosts the Essex Skills Nights at  Danbury Village Hall.

Club Profile

Launched: 1936
Location: Chelmsford
Meetings: 1st Tuesday in the month at Oaklands Museum (Club Night)
Club Net: Weekly, Tuesday evening (bands vary) – Details
Training: Foundation, Intermediate, Full, CW – weekday evenings
AGM: October
Membership Fee: £15 per year
Information last updated: October 2017 – Out of date? Let us know

More About CARS

CARS meets once a month at the Oaklands Museum in Chelmsford for its social evening.

CARS has been involved with training for many years, and offers Foundation, Intermediate and Full courses and exams. CARS training material has been used at numerous clubs around the UK, and the training team is responsible for running over 35 Foundation training courses as of 2017.

The club also runs weekly nets on different bands and operates excellent CW training courses. The club is active several times a year at field events, including events at Chelmsford’s historic Sandford Mill Museum.

At the CARS AGM in 2017, the society reported a membership of 81.


Club Venues

Oaklands Museum (Monthly Club Meetings)

Danbury Village Hall (Training & Skills)

 More: Danbury Village Hall Info

Club Images

CARS at Sandford Mill 2011
CARS at Sandford Mill 2011
The audience at the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society's July meeting
Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society’s July 2014 Club Meeting
CARS Skills Workshop - Group Photo Jan 2104
CARS Skills Workshop – Group Photo Jan 2014


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