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.


LRS will be operating special event station GB0APS at Abbey Pumping Station during the Leicester Vintage Festival on the weekend of 24th and 25th June 2017. We are also taking part in the International Museums Weekend.

abbey pumping station

http://www.abbeypumpingstation.org/events.asp

http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/

All events start at around 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

 Date Description
5th 7-7:30 Morse class followed by "games and cake"
12th 7-7:30 Morse class/committee meeting/informal night
19th 7-7:30 Morse class then talk by Phil M0VSE on electronic/paper logging
24th Special event station - Abbey Pumping Station GB0APS
25th Special event station - Abbey Pumping Station GB0APS
26th 7-7:30 Morse class and night on the air
29th Drop in for a cuppa (12-13:30) *please note early finish*

rsgbLRS will again be entering the annual 
RSGB IOTA CONTEST

Which takes place between the 29th and 30th July 2017

More details to follow.

 

 READ MORE to see our climb up the table! 

All events start at around 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

 Date Description
3rd 7-7:30 Morse class followed by night on the air
10th Committee and Open Meeting - All Welcome
17th Rise and Fall of Emley Moor mast by Ray G3HRH
24th 7-7:30 Morse class followed by night on the air
27th Drop in for a cuppa and a chat(12-5) See Alex G8FCQ
29th RSGB IOTA (Islands on the Air) contest
30th RSGB IOTA (Islands on the Air) Contest
31st 7-7:30 Morse class then project night

Here is a picture from the front cover of the December 1973 edition of RADCOM, showing Alex G8FCQ operating the talk-in station (GB3ARE) at the second Midland Amateur Radio and Electronics Exhibition. This was the first year that the "show" was to be housed at Granby Halls which would become it's home for many years (later to be taken over by LARS - Leicester Amateur Radio Show). 

gb3are

From left-to-right. Dave G4CLC, Alex G8FCQ, Mike G4SJX and Gary G4BJD

 

Thanks to Tim G4ARI for the photo

CALLING ALL MEMBERS OF LEICESTER RADIO SOCIETY 

We Need You1

WOULDN'T IT BE GOOD TO HAVE OUR OWN CONTEST TEAM?

THE MORE THAT ENTER, THE BETTER THE SCORES

WE DON'T MIND IF YOU JUST GET A COUPLE OF CONTACTS OR IF YOU GO FOR THE TOP SCORE

WE WOULD LOVE TO GET SOME OF THE NEW FOUNDATION LICENCE HOLDERS ACTIVE ON CONTESTS

PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE COMMITTEE FOR MORE INFO!!

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 16 is now live.

Our new team member Pete Sipple looks forward to Youngsters On The Air 2017 and chats to some key players at this summer’s UK event.

Pete finds time to take an eager look at the new dual-band handie offering from Kenwood - the TH-D74E with D-STAR.

Bob chats to our friend Bob Inderbitzen from the ARRL about the League’s worldwide presence and Mike investigates two clever devices from SOTABeams that will help to improve the filtering of your FT-817 and check the efficiency of your HF antenna respectively.

Previous episodes are available to view here