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.
All events start at around 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.
|1st||Closed Bank Holiday|
|8th||7-7:30 Morse class, followed by Committee Meeting|
|11th||Leicestershire Repeater Group AGM|
|13th||Propagation committee using club rooms|
|15th||7-7:30 Morse class, followed by film night|
|22nd||Talk by Dave G4IAR 'Worked All Britain'|
|25th||Informal Daytime Opening - See Alex G8FCQ|
|29th||Closed Bank Holiday|
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
Thanks to the help of several volunteers on Saturday, the carpark has now been re-surfaced with 29 tonnes of gravel. As you can see, spirits were high during the work! (click on each image for a larger version)
The house re-wiring project is now complete, all lighting and sockets are wired and tested. We have installed double-pole isolation switches on all room circuits which allow us to fully isolate each room. The focus must now be on clean-up and decorating - volunteers are welcome, please contact the committee.
LRS entered the RSGB AFS 80m & 40m Contests in January.
AFS CW was on Sunday 8th January 2017 1400-1800 GMT
AFS SSB was on Saturday 14th January 2017 1400-1800 GMT
Teams consist of up to 4 members and if more than 4 people enter for the club, they will become Team A, Team B, etc.
Four members were active for the CW 'leg' and six for the SSB one.
More than 30 YOTA callsigns were active from schools, scoutings or just used by young radio amateurs under the age of 26 years throughout the month of December.
GB16YOTA was one of the many stations participating in this initiative and LRS hosted this call sign on 28th and 29th December.
There was the the opportunity to try your hand at building a simple electronic kit and to have a go at sending Morse Code as well as (supervised) radio operating.
Many thanks to all who supported GB16YOTA.
Bands were not very active but contacts were made on 80m, 40m, 20m, and 2m using FM, SSB & various data-modes
More information about GB16YOTA
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 15 is now live.
Bob gives a relaxed overview of the RS-BA1 remote control software for the Icom IC-7300.
We meet two youngsters with a passion for amateur radio.
And Mike and Bob head off to Bristol to spend a day with some very enthusiastic members of the British Amateur Television Club to learn all about digital amateur television.
Previous episodes are available to view here