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 :

Meetings for October
23rd: Zoom meeting
30th: Zoom meeting

November Meetings
6th: Zoom meeting
13th: Zoom meeting. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
20th: Zoom meeting. Talk. "Spark SDR: An introduction and with Q&A" with Alan Hopper M0NNB
27th: Zoom meeting

[Updated 19th October].
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.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

In response to the Government's latest Covid-19 recommendations the LEFARS Committee has changed the arrangements for the Society's AGM on 13th of November 2020. The physical meeting at All Saints Church will not take place and the information which would have been made available at the AGM will now be made available online and sent to members.

Members are requested to attend the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Society at 8.00pm, on Friday, 13th November via Zoom Video Conference.

Details on how to access the Zoom Video Conference will be made available at a later date. No specialist software is required, just a browser with a microphone (and a camera if you wish to be seen).

Qualifying* members wishing to stand for a position on the Committee should inform the Secretary ( secretary@lefars.org.uk ) by Sunday, 25th October 2020 at the latest.

Please note that any member wishing to stand for election understands that all committee members will be expected to take on an active role on the committee with at least one of the many tasks that the committee deals with. Tasks include Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Purchasing Manager, Maintenance Manager, Asset Manager, Website Construction and Maintenance Manager, Newsletter Editor, Public Relations Officer, Event Managers, RGM Manager, Training / Exam Manager, Merchandising Manager, QSL Manager, Logbook Manager, Librarian, Club Awards, Website Maintenance and Updates for instance.

If a vote is required to determine the eight committee members then full details on how to vote will be made available to all members from Monday the 26th of October.

* Fully paid-up for a period of no less than consecutive two years, as at 31st of October 2020.

14th October 2020

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. Click here 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...

2019 AGM...

12th April - The Chairman and Treasurer presented their respective reports and the audited 2018 accounts and AGM minutes were duly adopted by the attendees. As Derek Copsey MØXDC had not re-stood for election, the 2017/2018 committee, plus Andy Markham G8RZA, were elected by a unanimous show of hands.

2019/20 Officers & Committee
Chairman - Dick Clark, G4DDP
Secretary - David Priest, MØVID
Treasurer - John Short, G1DJI
Committee Member - Andrew Markham, G8RZA
Committee Member - Dave De La Haye, MØMBD
Committee Member - Brian Porter, 2EØFHU
Committee Member - John Ray, G8DZH
Committee Member - Ron White, G6LTT