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.
IT IS WITH GREAT SADDNESS TO REPORT THAT
PASSED AWAY ON THURSDAY 28TH MAY 2020
Geoff's Cremation Tuesday 23rd June 8.20am.
It is to be a Direct Cremation. (ie NO ATTENDEES)
Please pause at 8.20 to remember Geoff.
We have taken the decision to close the club premises with immediate effect. There will be no club meetings for the foreseeable future.
Please read the NHS advice on Covid-19 if you require any more information https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Stay safe everybody,
The club is taking part in the RSGB Region 13 Pilot which is now very much live.
NEED A DISTRACTION ?
NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO REVISIT THE SCHEME!
If you would like further information contact Mike G4SJX for a copy of the requirements.
Also for members and non-members don't forget the Individual Scheme again contact Mike G4SJX
The scheme provides plenty interesting tasks aimed at increasing your knowledge and participation in the hobby.
TASK HEADINGS INCLUDE:-
HAVE A GO GETTING INVOLVED TAKING PART MAKING PROMOTING AMATEUR RADIO
Fridays 19.30 - 20.30 145.325 +- QRM
Come and join us on the air each Friday night
another oppurtunity to keep in touch with the latest club news.
THE NET FREQUENCY IS BEING MONITORED (AS AND WHEN) DAILY
CALL IN FOR A CHAT TO KEEP IN TOUCH
As part of the improvement works at LRS, we have nearly finished the kitchen and it is looking great!
There is still lots more work to in other parts of the building do but members should be proud of what we have achieved so far!
To view galleries of all recent working parties, please click here
On 16th July 2018, Chris G0WUS gave members his second talk on DMR, a video of which is available to watch below
On 26th March, Chris G0WUS gave members an introduction to DMR, a video of which is available to watch below
Thanks Chris for a very informative talk and we look forward to the second installment where a more in-depth discussion of specific aspects of DMR will be covered.
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 25 is now live.
A look at more new and innovative AR products from this year’s Hamfest, including a potted history of the ever-popular and much revered range of transceivers and kits from Electraft with co-founder Eric Swartz WA6HHQ.
n this modern era of connectivity, we take the ever-present Internet for granted; it’s always there and continues to deliver our data from A to B without issue. But what would happen if that vital link failed? We visit Southampton and Portsmouth on the UK’s south coast to see how two city councils, assisted by a group of dedicated amateurs, plan to maintain their communications infrastructure via radio links alone, should the Internet go down.
Previous episodes are available to view here