Welcome to the website of the Leicester Radio Society

We are an amateur radio club based in Leicester with over 100 years of history, please take a look around. Current and previous members are encouraged to create an account by clicking on the "Sign up" link on the right hand side of the page. If you are considering joining us, you are also welcome to sign up and use the shoutbox where many club members are active.

We are also trying to build a comprehensive gallery of LRS contests and special event stations over the years so if you have any pictures, please contact our webmaster who will be pleased to receive them.

Below you will find upcoming events and announcements from the committee.

Please note

LRS will not be open on bank holiday monday

30th May.

Back to normal 6th June.

See lower down for information of talk on the 6th

Hinckley Radio Society ( HARES) are holding a surplus / junk

 sale on Tuesday 31st May

For list of Equipment being sold obo a Hinckley member read more below

Direction Finding


a talk by


6th June 2016 19.30


Monday 13th June

Quarterly open meeting,Start time 8pm




Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June

LRS will be at

Abbey Pumping Station  for the museums Leicester Vintage Festival

On the same weekend there is 

International Museums on the Air.

We will use


Click here for Pumping Station website

click here for registered museums stations


Museums on the air takes place on

  Sat 18th & Sun 19th & Sat 25th & Sun 26th June

     So listen out for other Museums Stations

Radio Society of Great Britain


 2016 IOTA Contest

Saturday 30th & sunday 31st July 

We will be operating from LRS HQ  using SSB & CW    

1pm Sat to 1pm sun UK time

click here for IOTA Contest Rules

More information to follow


  Past Contest

<<< CW & SSB AFS >>>

Sunday 10th & Saturday 16th January 2016

14:00 - 18:00 UTC

Last call for


Monday 23rd May

TX Factor is a series of high definition TV shows covering all aspects of the hobby of amateur radio, the latest episode is below.

TX Factor episode 10 is now live. In this episode the sky's the limit as Mike Marsh discovers when he returns to his old school! We visit Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall and return to the site of Marconi's early test transmissions. Bob McCreadie checks out the FT-991 all-band transceiver from Yaesu.

Previous episodes are available to view here

OFCOM have started revoking amateur licences that have not been revalidated during the last 5 years.The first 500 are listed on the Ofcom site.

If you have not revalidated yours do so ASAP by doing it online or contacting OFCOM.

Here is a link  to the OFCOM site and check if you are on the list  or not.