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.


rsgbLRS will again be entering the annual 
RSGB IOTA CONTEST

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

 

 

Start Date/Time: 29th July 2017 12:00 GMT
Finish Date/Time: 30th July 2017 12:00 GMT
Bands Operating: 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m,
Station A: Yaesu FTDX-3000
Station B: Flexradio 6500 & Maestro
Antennas:


Triband (20m, 15m, 10m) Yagi @40ft
40/80m Sloper @ 60ft
Carolina Windom

 
All members and non-members welcome, many operating slots available on both Saturday and Sunday. Contact us

 

 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 Training meeting then IOTA planning meeting
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

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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We will be starting an Intermediate Training course on the 10th August 2017. It will be 7pm to 9pm weekly for 12 weeks, with the exam on week 13 (2nd November).

 The course fee will be  £20 for LRS members & £25 for non members, added to this is the RSGB Exam fee of £32.50.

The Intermediate Licence Book: Building on the Foundation is available from the RSGB book shop

For more information please contact the training team

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 17 is now live.

TX Factor goes digital as Mike Marsh gives Bob McCreadie an introduction to operating on DMR, Yaesu Fusion and D Star as part of his digital fun. In part one of the series, they take a trip to a local farm to see how an amateur has set up his own Fusion Gateway.

Ever wonder why QSL cards take a long time to complete their journey? Bob finds out what we can do to help speed up he process.

Pete visits Norwich to spend a day with the Norfolk Amateur Radio Club at their annual field day event, Radio Active to discover why they won the coveted prize of RSGB Large Club of The Year.

Previous episodes are available to view here