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 has a membership of over 100, many of whom have strong links to Marconi and Chelmsford, the birthplace of radio.

CARS meets once a month for their social evening 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 has been running training courses at all three levels for many years, and the training team hosts the successful Essex Skills Nights at  Danbury Village Hall.

Club Profile

Launched: 1936
Location: Chelmsford
Meetings: 1st Tuesday in the month at Oaklands Museum (Club Night)
3rd Monday in the month in Danbury (Skills 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Information last updated: January 2017 – Out of date?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, and in 2014, the CARS Training Team began hosting a monthly series of Skills Nights where amateurs and anyone with an interest in radio can come along and try something new.

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 30 Foundation training courses as of 2015.

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.

In December 2015, the CARS website reported that the club had over 120 active members.


Club Venues

Oaklands Museum (Monthly Club Meetings)

Danbury Village Hall (Training & Skills Nights)

 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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