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 and members of Leicester Radio Society were very saddened to hear of the passing of long-time LRS member Paul Hickling 2E0LAQ.
We have been informed that his funeral will be held at Loughborough Crematorium on 1st April 2019 at 11am.
On 16th July 2018, Chris G0WUS gave members his second talk on DMR, a video of which is available to watch below
|Monday 25 March 2019||19:30 ‾ 22:00||Construction Evening|
|Monday 01 April 2019||19:30 ‾ 22:00||Quarterly Open Meeting|
|Monday 15 April 2019||19:30 ‾ 22:00||Datamodes with Mike G4SJX|
|Monday 22 April 2019||19:00 ‾ 22:00||Closed Bank Holiday|
|Monday 06 May 2019||19:00 ‾ 22:00||Closed Bank Holiday|
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 plan to start the Foundation course on Wednesday 3rd April for 6 weeks (7pm - 9pm) exam on 15th May.
The Intermediate course started on Wednesday 20th February for 12 Weeks. (7pm - 9pm) With the exam on Wednesday 15th May
The books for the courses are available from the RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain)
Anyone interested in joining the courses please contact the LRS training team
For information go to Training section
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.
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 22 is now live.
This episode features two new exciting radios. There’s a sneak preview of the Yaesu FTdx 101 hybrid transceiver and a comprehensive overview of the high-performance Icom IC-R6800 general coverage receiver. Pete Sipple M0PSX visits the 2018 RSGB Convention.
We chat with Graham Shirville G3VZV with an update on the latest news from AMSAT-UK including what to expect when the geostationary satellite Es’hail-2 is in full operation. And more down to earth, Bob Mccreadie G0FGX ventures into the controversial world of Network Radio!
Previous episodes are available to view here