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.


Saturday 20th January

RSGB 80/40m AFS Contest ( Datamodes,RTTY/PSK )

14:00 - 18:00 UTC

The club will be active from LRS HQ.  All welcome to join us, to log, operate, make tea/coffee etc!

We hope to be on site from 12noon.

LRS Members can enter these contests from their home stations and add their score to the clubs entry.

The more members enter the bigger the LRS Team.

See contest rules for details

contest rules 

Info from John G0IJM / Mike G4SJX

 

The committee are pleased to invite all Leicester Radio Society members to attend the Annual General Meeting of the society to be held at the club premises (Gilroes Cottage, Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9QJ) on Monday 29th January 2018.

Posted on 15th January 2018 as per Section (8)(a)(i) of the societies constitution.

All events start at around 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

 Date Description
1st Closed
8th Morse class 7-7:30 followed by Committee Meeting
15th Morse class 7-7:30 followed by free and easy night
22nd Talk by Keith G6UBP "radio waves from the stars"
29th AGM - Annual General Meeting

It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Arthur Wann G0TNI. Arthur was a long-time member of LRS and assisted with many club activities, especially in the 1990s when he served on the committee for numerous years as Secretary.

He remained very active after moving to Cyprus, becoming a valued member of the Paphos Amateur Radio Club having obtained the callsign 5B4AGT.

RIP Arthur, our thoughts are with your family at this sad time.

To all members and prospective members:

You can now pay your subscription via PayPal. This service is available for all full and concessionary members.

Please click here if you wish to use this service.

PayPal service charges are added to the price

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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). 

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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 19 is now live.

In part one of our reports from Hamfest 2017 we have a sneak preview of the Icom IC-7610 and IC-R8600 rigs. We meet the new owners of PW Magazine, and Pete tries his hand at the RSGB on-line exam. There’s also an update on the Society’s EMC Committee’s findings. Bob finds his way back to New Broadcasting House in London where the Director General discovers he has amateurs working for the Corporation. Nevertheless, Lord Hall broadcasts from the shack of the newly resurrected club station G8BBC. And, Laurie Margolis G3UML recounts an historic QSO he had from the early 1980s.

Plus, you can win a mobile linear-amp for your handie in our free-to-enter draw. http://www.txfactor.co.uk

Previous episodes are available to view here