CARS: What Happens Next?

CARS LogoThursday the 6th of November 2014 saw a new training initiative for the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society… “What Happens Next?”

Having recently completed its 30th successful Foundation training course, Training Manager Clive Ward G1EUC discussed the idea of holding an informal get-together for the course’s candidates to help them with their amateur radio journey, and so was born the first “What Happens Next” session.

Organised by Peter Davies M0PSD, the evening had a lot to offer – including an open forum question-and-answer session, a huge range of leaflets and literature, and some handy tips on what to do with that shiny new callsign.

CARS "What Happens Next?" - Danbury 6 Nov 2014
CARS “What Happens Next?” – Danbury 6 Nov 2014

Special guest for the evening was Justin Johnson G0KSC from Essex-based InnovAntennas, who gave a couple of bite-size talks on what to look for when selecting your first antenna, and the use of baluns. As well as answering questions from the floor on subjects such as loft antennas and choosing a first rig, Justin was on hand to answer questions one-on-one.

Justin G0KSC from InnovAntennas offering some getting started advice
Justin G0KSC from InnovAntennas offering some getting started advice

As well as getting good advice on the first VHF and/or HF antenna, choosing the right rig is very important too. Some of the team brought along radios, making for an impressive show-and-tell session.

What Happens Next? Choosing the right rig
What Happens Next? Choosing the right rig

In addition to the CARS Training Team, 14 people attended this first session, with a good mix of those who’ve just passed, plus a few recent CARS graduates keen for a refresher.

Clive G1EUC at the CARS "What Happens Next?"
Clive G1EUC at the CARS “What Happens Next?”

Well done to Peter M0PSD, Clive G1EUC and the rest of the CARS Training Team for putting on the first “What Happens Next?” session, and helping the new generation of M6s on their way.

Clive G1EUC, Peeyush M6ETU and Peter M0PSD
Clive G1EUC, Peeyush M6ETU and Peter M0PSD

Foundation Training with CARS

Clive Ward G1EUC from CARS
Clive Ward G1EUC

The next CARS Foundation Training course starts on Thursday the 15th of January 2015. If you know anyone who would be interested in joining the amateur radio entry-level course, please contact the CARS Training Manager Clive Ward G1EUC on 01245-224577 . More details on the course can be found here: www.g0mwt.org.uk/training/

Thanks to the CARS Training Team for allowing Essex Ham to run this article. Photos supplied by kind permission of CARS member Kristian 2E0SSX 

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