LEFARS 2m FM nets convene on Thursday evenings, at 2000hrs and on Sunday mornings, at 0930hrs on 144.725MHz +/- QRM. Please check in.

LEFARS also hold a net every Wednesday evening at 2000hrs on DMR Brandmeister TG 23511

LEFARS Newsletter
The latest LEFARS Newsletter in PDF format.

LEFARS virtual Club Meetings
Click here for details. A summary is below :

November Meetings
20th: Zoom meeting. Talk. "Spark SDR: An introduction and with Q&A" with Alan Hopper M0NNB
27th: Zoom meeting

[Updated 17th November].
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

18th March 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings at All Saints House and other events have had to be cancelled until further notice.

Annual General Meeting

13th November, 8pm Twenty eight members were present via Zoom. The Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer had presented their respective reports to cover the period since the last AGM in April 2019. This was made available to members prior to the online Zoom AGM as a PDF data pack. Also presented were the audited 2019 accounts and 2018 AGM minutes. Both were duly adopted by the attendees.

The following stood down from the committee:
Andy Markham, G8RZA
Brian Porter, 2EØFHU
John Ray, G8DZH
Ron White, G6LTT

Nominations had been received for seven committee positions, duly elected.

New 2020/21 Committee
Richard Clark, G4DDP   David Cutts, MØTAZ  Merlin Fox, MØMFX   Dave De La Haye, MØMBD   David Priest, MØVID   John Short, G1DJI   George Smart, M1GEO   

The AGM finished at 20:12.

Update 16th November 2020
A Zoom committee meeting was held on 16th November to determine roles for the new committee.
Richard Clark, G4DDP Chairman, QSL Manager & Club log keeper
David Cutts, MØTAZ LEFARS Web Designer (supported by George M1GEO)
Merlin Fox, MØMFX Training Manager
Dave De La Haye, MØMBD Public Relations Officer , Awards Manager & Librarian
David Priest, MØVID Secretary & Exam Secretary
John Short, G1DJI Treasurer & Membership Secretary
George Smart, M1GEO Technical Manager

Amateur Radio Licence Training Courses and Exams...

Foundation Licence
Intermediate Licence
Advanced Licence

1st September 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and continuing closure of our base at All Saints House, all training and exams have had to be cancelled until further notice.

Further details are on the training page. or click here to contact the LEFARS training team.

4th September 2020. For latest information on remote invigilation exams (now available for all three levels) and online training, the Student Information section of the RSGB website has recently been updated. Clickhere to view.

2020 Special Events...

GB2NWA - North Weald Airfield

▶  4th/5th April: RAFARS Airfields on the Air Inside a C-54 Cargo plane. *** CANCELLED ***

GB2RGM - Royal Gunpowder Mills

▶  8th-10th May: VE Weekend. *** CANCELLED ***

GBØIS - Theydon Bois Donkey Derby

▶  12th July. *** Postponed until 11th July 2021 ***

GBØTBW - Trinity Buoy Wharf

▶  22nd/23rd August: International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend.

2020 Field Events...

Rainbow & Dove Public House on Facebook

▶  23rd-24th May: Spring Bank Holiday Field Weekend at the Rainbow & Dove Public House, Hastingwood. *** CANCELLED ***

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

▶  29th-31st August: Summer Bank Holiday Field Weekend with the SNBCG at the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker.

Please e-mail John GØVEH if you wish to attend the Saturday evening barbecue...

Lambourne End Field Weekend

▶  8th-9th August: New Event. Field Weekend At Lambourne End. Manor Road RM4 1NB.

Bring your own food and drink, equipment, power. Washing and Toilet facilities available. Overnight Camping can be booked. Caravans are allowed.

Please e-mail David MØVID if you wish to attend...