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.

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 30th January 2017.

This will be preceded by an Extraordinary General Meeting starting at 19:30.

Posted on 15th January 2017 as per Section (8)(a)(i) of the societies constitution.

All events start at around 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

 Date Description
2nd Closed

Morse Class (7-7.30) followed by "What did Santa bring you?" and Committee Meeting

16th Morse Class (7-7.30) following by "Night on the air."
23rd Morse Class (7-7.30) followed by a project evening with Duncan
30th EGM followed by AGM - come and pick your new committee

All events start at around 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

 Date Description
6th Morse Class (7-7.30) followed by night on the air
13th Morse Class (7-7.30) and informal evening/committee meeting
20th Talk by Owen Jones on his exploits under-water
23rd Start of Foundation Training Course (contact John G0IJM)
27th Morse Class (7-7.30) followed by Curry and Naan night.
(For those that don't like curry, pies can also be available on request)

LRS will be running a Foundation Course starting on Thursday 23rd February 2017. It will run for 2hrs one night a week from 7pm to 9pm for 6 weeks and the exam will be on Thursday 6th April.

Click here for the RSGB Shop Where you can purchase the book Foundation Licence Now

For more information contact 
John G0IJM

As discussed at the last Open Meeting, our landlord had requested that we arrange to have the electrical installation tested to ensure that it complies with current regulations.

A report was produced by a qualified Electrical Engineer which identified numerous issues. We have since been issued with a mandatory disconnection notice which we have complied with.

A temporary solution has been engineered to ensure we can keep the lecture room operational.

We have now begun re-wiring the house, the majority of old cable and fittings have been removed and a large percentage of new cable has been installed but there is still a lot of work to do. 

The club will be open as usual on Monday 23rd January and further information will be available on the noticeboard or you can discuss any concerns with a committee member.

The AGM is on 30th January which will be an ideal opportunity to talk about how we finance this important work.

rsgbLRS 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.


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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.

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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

The prize was a Leixen VV-898 dual-band mobile transceiver

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Congratulations Simon 2E0XZZ

Drawn at the Christmas Bring & Share.

Thanks to everyone who bought tickets, raising £132 for club funds! 

(plus £30 from the hamper raffle won by Mike G0FPU)


Radio Society of Great Britain  G2AAcert


2016 IOTA Contest Final Results

1st Place

(in our category)

Another great LRS Activity

Many thanks to all those that supported the event.






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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 13 is now live.

Bob gets to weigh up the latest offering of digital transceivers with Gary from ML&S.

We chat about the weather with two experts who always look on the bright side. Jim Bacon and Steve Nichols explain how we can work with the prevailing conditions to maximise our chances of good DX.

Previous episodes are available to view here