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 (or are just interested in amateur radio), you are 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

Monday 29th August

as it is a bank holiday.

Next meeting 5th September when there will be another


LRS will start an intermediate course on

Thursday 8th September

For more information

read more link below

On thursday 1st September there will be a presentation at LRS on what can I do when I've got my licence.




 LRS Will be at Abbey Pumping Station

on Sunday 4th September

We will use GB0APS on HF SSB & CW

Many thanks to Tony and his team for a great Barbecue on Monday night,15th August. The event was well attended with many members and friends enjoying a burger or hotdog. 

lar barbecue aug 16

As usual, everybody was generous with their donations and the event raised over £100 for club funds.

Leicester Radio Society are pleased to host a

RSGB Train The Trainers Event

It will be on Saturday 19th November

Read more for information

 found sum 2016

Congratulations to

David, Richard and James

on passing your Foundation Exam.

We look forward to working you all on air very soon

Also to Phil 2E0DSQ on passing your Advanced Exam. (now M0VSE)

Radio Society of Great Britain

 2016 IOTA Contest

Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July

Another great LRS Activity

Many thanks to all those that supported the event.

The raw figures

499 QSOs

 Run station 423

 Mult station 67

38 CW Mults

114 SSB Mults

Total points 668040


 IOTA 2016 2  IOTA 2016 1  IOTA 2016 3

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TX Factor episode 12 is now live. Not one, but two rig reviews: the Sun Expert Electronics Transceiver MB1 and the elusive Icom IC-7300 are comprehensively analysed.

Bob teaches Mike a thing or two about amateur satellite operating, and our free-to-enter-draw is back with a chance to win a copy of the Getting Started with Amateur Satellites book featured in the item.

Previous episodes are available to view here