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.


Wednesday 18th April

18th April sees World Amateur Radio Day. It was 1925 when the  International Amateur Radio Union   was formed.

We at Leicester RS plan to operate from the club on Wednesday.

Mike G4SJX & John G0IJM plan to be on site from about 10am.

    We hope to operate on all bands and modes from 80m to 2m if conditions allow.

If you have time on your hands please feel free to join us.

Finishing time will be late afternoon or maybe into the evening dependent on band conditions and interest of visitors

 

More information from Mike or John

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.

23 Apr19:30 > 22:00Curry Night
30 Apr19:30 > 22:00RSGB Lecture
07 May19:00 > 22:00BANK HOLIDAY CLOSED
21 May19:30 > 22:00Talk by Jim Lee G4AEH "From Topband to 198 Longwave"
28 May19:00 > 22:00BANK HOLIDAY CLOSED

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.

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

 

If you haven't already renewed your Leicester Radio Society subscription for 2018, now is the time to do it.

Click HERE to renew using Paypal

Leicester Radio Society were pleased to announce a Foundation Training Course. Started on Thursday 1st March, It  ran for 6 weeks, every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm.

All the Best to the Foundation Exam Candidates on the 12th April

   

Please contact The Training Team for more information

To all members and prospective members:

You can now pay your subscription via PayPal. This service is available for all full and concessionary members.

Please click here if you wish to use this service.

PayPal service charges are added to the price

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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 20 is now live.

Welcome to our 20th episode! In this revamped show we conclude our look at innovative amateur radio products from Hamfest 2017, and Bob goes back to basics with an overview of setting up an inexpensive SDR dongle.

We have two great prizes to give away in our free-to-enter draw. An RSP1A SDR receiver from SDRplay and a copy of the best-selling book 'SDR' from the RSGB. Plus we look back at the past four years of topics covered by the TX Factor team. We hope you enjoy it!

Previous episodes are available to view here