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.

 Date Description
5th 7-7:30 Morse class followed by "games and cake"
12th 7-7:30 Morse class/committee meeting/informal night
19th 7-7:30 Morse class then talk by Phil M0VSE on electronic/paper logging
24th Special event station - Abbey Pumping Station GB0APS
25th Special event station - Abbey Pumping Station GB0APS
26th 7-7:30 Morse class and night on the air
29th Drop in for a cuppa (12-5) See Alex G8FCQ

All events start at around 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

 Date Description
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
21st 144Mhz Contests using G5UM - All welcome from 9am (until 3pm)
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). 

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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 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