Christchurch Amateur Radio Society (CARS) is a modest and friendly club in the seaside village of Mudeford (part of Christchurch) in south east Dorset.

The club was formed in 1985 and originally drew it’s members from the adjacent Siemens Plessey communications/electronics factory and research establishment.

The club is open to anyone with an interest in radio, and we have great facilities (accessible 24/7) including a club room, a dedicated training room, two radio shacks (HF and VHF/UHF/ATV), a kitchen and a storeroom/office. These facilities are accessible by club members at all times. We also have access to the East Christchurch Sports & Social Club which has a bar and other recreational and social facilities.

Qualified tutors provide training at all three levels (Foundation, Intermediate and Full) – these are at regular intervals throughout the year – see the Training page for upcoming courses. The club is an RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain) registered exam centre (DT 63).