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 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|
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.
|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.
PayPal service charges are added to the price
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).
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 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