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 running a Foundation Training course starting on Thursday 1st November
The course will run for 6 weeks (from 7pm to 9pm) with the exam on Thursday 13th December.
The course is based on the book Foundation Licence Now obtainable from:
For information go to Training on this site
|Monday 22 October 2018||19:00 > 22:00||Preparations for Morse event|
|Saturday 27 October 2018||09:00 > 17:00||Morse code workshop|
|Sunday 28 October 2018||09:00 > 17:00||Morse code workshop|
|Monday 29 October 2018||19:00 > 22:00||Talk (details to be confirmed)|
|Saturday 03 November 2018||00:00 > 00:00||GB2LWF Special Event|
|Monday 05 November 2018||19:00 > 22:00||"Bonfire" bingo with food|
|Monday 12 November 2018||19:00 > 22:00||Free and easy night|
|Monday 19 November 2018||19:00 > 22:00||GB2LWF CW night|
|Monday 26 November 2018||19:00 > 22:00||Inter-club quiz night|
Regulars (check main events page for any changes):
Morse classes with Sandra G0MCV most Mondays from 7-7.30 and 'drop-in' from 12-5 on the last Thursday of the month with Alex G8FCQ.
As part of the improvement works at LRS, we have started renovating both the toilet and kitchen areas, as these were identified as being most in need of work.
The wall was knocked-down between the two toilets, creating a new accessible unisex toilet, complete with washing facilities and a new concrete floor.
All that is needed now is some sort of floor covering and to clean/decorate the walls.
In the kitchen, we have laid a new concrete floor and built new cabinets.
There is still lots to do in the kitchen and we will be arranging another working party soon, if you wish to help, please contact the committee
To view galleries of all recent working parties, please click here
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.
We have been trawling our archives and scanning lots of photographs of old LRS events, including many field days, here are a few samples. Please look in the gallery section for more:
National Field Day 1987
National Field Day 2002
Construction competition in early 2000s
To all members and prospective members:
You can now pay your subscription via PayPal. This service is available for all full and concessionary members.
PayPal service charges are added to the price
It has become apparent that the DMR IDs belonging to some LRS members have been used by people to abuse other DMR users, mainly on the 4400 UK Wide talkgroup. This was not the registered users of the IDs and should be considered identity theft!
The Brandmeister system that most of the Midlands repeaters are connected to has a security method available called AirSecurity/TOTP which can be used to stop this sort of abuse being transmitted across the network. It doesn't currently stop the local repeater transmitting but this is a feature that is being considered.
It is easy to setup, you simply need to register on the https://brandmeister.network and enable the AirSecurity/TOTP setting within the SelfCare menu. You will need a smartphone with a TOTP app (we recommend Google Authenticator which is available for most major smartphone types). Once enabled, you will need to make a private call to 9 + the 6 digit TOTP password (you can also use the virtual PTT button on the dashboard) this will give you access to the system for between 15 and 60 minutes before you must re-authenticate.
Full instructions are available at https://wiki.brandmeister.network/index.php/AirSecurity and we would recommend all LRS members enable this as although it is a slight inconvenience, it will ensure that your DMR ID is safe and not abused by jammers/pirates.
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).
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
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
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 21 is now live.
In this early summer episode we look at programming your DMR handie and running a SharkRF openSPOT digital radio IP gateway. We review the new Icom IC-7610 transceiver, and Mike visits Bob’s shack in Cornwall to learn more about operating through linear satellites.
As always, in our free-to-enter draw, there’s a chance to win two great amateur radio-related items. http://www.txfactor.co.uk
Previous episodes are available to view here