CLUB MEETINGS: Face-to-face club meetings are resuming 6th August 2020 at 1930 local.

CLUB NET: The weekly club net will resume on Monday evenings from 10th August 2020 at 1930 local.

TRAINING: Training courses remain suspended until further notice.

With pubs and social clubs being allowed to re-open it’s been agreed by the Club Committee to return to Thursday meetings subject to the caveats and control measures in line with government advice and restrictions. By attending the Club (as a member or visitor), you will be agreeing to any restrictions and consequent procedures.

The main features are social distancing and hygiene facilities consistent with current government guidance with which I’m sure you’ll all be familiar with by now. You may note there is no mention of face coverings which are are optional at this time because we can maintain social distance by limiting the numbers in each room also restricting meeting size to under 30 unrelated persons.

You will notice supplies of sanitiser and hand washing products for your use placed strategically in Club rooms and we ask you to use the hand gel on entry to Club located on the ‘sign in’ book table. The book has been removed and the requirement to ‘sign in’ is suspended until further notice – however a note of who attends will be taken for “track and trace” purposes. There will also be signage to remind you of the basic safety requirements.

THE CLUB:

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)