Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association (CARA). The club holds at least one meeting a month, currently on the third Thursday of the month (except in December when we meet on the second Thursday) at the … Continue reading


Successful Test and View Meeting

The pre-auction “Test and View” evening, held on Thursday 10th July, was well attended with at least 20 people turning up to inspect and help test the items on display. Most of the equipment which will come up for auction … Continue reading


Giles G0NXA is new DRM54

We are delighted to announce here that CARA member Giles G0NXA has been appointed the new RSGB Deputy Regional Manager for Region 54 (Gloucestershire). Giles becomes a point of contact for those seeking more information about amateur radio and the … Continue reading


July Meetings

The contents of the shacks of three club members who died earlier this year have been donated to CARA with the stipulation that the equipment, or the proceeds of the sale thereof, should be used primarily for the benefit of … Continue reading


New Intermediate Licensees in CARA

Following their success in the recent Intermediate Licence exam, Christopher M6EBF is now 2E0YNG and John M6GTF is 2E0GCR. Congratulations to them both. They have already embarked on training for the Full Licence and are planning to take the exam … Continue reading


June Meeting – Report

The club loyally filled the Brizen Centre on the evening England were playing Uruguay (in some kind of football tournament, apparently!) to meet the recently elected RSGB Regional Manager for the West Midlands, Martyn G3UKV. He gave a two part … Continue reading


CARA Evening Net

Malcolm G0TMP will not be available to run the CARA Evening Net for the duration of the World Cup, regardless whether England qualify from their group matches or not! If somebody else would like to take up the mantle, please … Continue reading


National Field Day

This weekend, 7/8 June, clubs and groups throughout the British Isles, and also throughout Europe, will be heading for the countryside to operate under portable conditions to take part in the long running National Field Day event. This is a … Continue reading


Exam Successes

Many congratulation to CARA members Christopher M6EBF and John M6GTF for passing the recent Intermediate Licence exam. We look forward to hearing two shiny new 2E callsigns on the air very soon. Congrats also to tutor Iain M0PCB for getting … Continue reading


Amateur Radio – Where are the under 25s?

Copyright Essex Hams: “Essex Ham’s been trying to find new ways to promote the hobby online, and to make “getting started” information as easy as possible to find online. Our most recent example is our two-minute video designed to get … Continue reading


May Meeting – Report

Iain M0PCB told us about his March trip to Montserrat where he rented a villa complete with antennas and spent a week working the world with a rare’ish DXCC callsign – VP2MXI. He took his own gear, a K3 and … Continue reading


80m CC Contests – May

The dates for the next series of the RSGB’s Club Championship Contests are: 5th May – SSB 14th May – Data 22nd May – CW Each contest runs from 1900-2030utc. Exchange RS(T) and serial number. The full set of rules … Continue reading


April Meeting – Report

In a change to the earlier published programme we were treated to three short presentations. Simon G4SGI began by telling us about his /M activities on two wheels, describing his radio set-up and showing a short video of him pedalling … Continue reading