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 of the weekly Zoom meetings and events planned for 2021. A summary for this month is below :

January 2021 Meetings
15th: Zoom meeting
16th: New Year Meal, The Bull, Theydon Bois. *** CANCELLED - Level 5 COVID-19 lockdown***
22nd: Zoom meeting
29th: Zoom meeting 2018 RSGB Convention Talk "Top HF Propagation questions and some possible answers" by Steve Nichols GØKYA. Steve will be joining for a Q&A session afterwards.
[Updated 10th January].
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.

Zoom meeting 29th January - HF Propagation talk and Q&A from Steve Nicols GØKYA

During the club meeting on the 29th January we intend to show a talk taken from the RSGB library and given by Steve Nichols GØKYA entitled `Top HF Propagation questions and some possible answers`.

The meeting will start ten minutes earlier than usual so that the talk can start promptly at 20:00. We will be joined by Steve who will be able to answer any questions raised by the video, after the presentation.

2020 Annual General Meeting

13th November 2020, 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 , Newsletter Editor, 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.

2021 Events below are COVID-19 dependant and subject to cancellation at short notice. A note though for your diaries...

2021 Special Events...

GB2NWA - North Weald Airfield

▶  3rd/4th April: RAFARS Airfields on the Air Inside a C-54 Cargo plane.

GB2RGM - Royal Gunpowder Mills

▶  8th-9th May: National Mills Weekend.

GBØIS - Theydon Bois Donkey Derby

▶  11th July.

GBØTBW - Trinity Buoy Wharf

▶  21st/22nd August: International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend.

2021 Field Events...

Rainbow & Dove Public House on Facebook

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

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

▶  28th-30th August: Summer Bank Holiday Field Weekend with the SNBCG at the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker.

Lambourne End Field Weekends

▶  23rd-25th August and 17th-19th September: 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...