The Luxembourg Amateur Radio Society ( “Réseau Luxembourgeois des Amateurs d’Ondes Courtes”) is the national association of radio amateurs in Luxembourg. It was officially founded in 1937.However, we know that a large group of OMs actually had begun putting it together at least some 15 years earlier.
Luxembourg was one nine countries to organize the first International Radio Amateur Congress in April, 1925 in Paris.
The Congress was attended by representatives of 23 countries and lead to the foundation of the IARU and adoption of the IARU Consitution on April 17, 1925 (ratified on April 18, 1925).
Presently, the IARU represents more than 160 countries all around the world.
LARS is a small but outstanding Radio Association, boasting 383 members in Luxembourg.
LARS will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012 and by so doing will change its name to “ Radioamateurs du Luxembourg.”
In order to celebrate this event, a special “RL 75th Anniversary Award” will be offered. Further details can be found here: http://www.rlx.lu/lx_awards_files/rl_75.htm
This could be a good opportunity for you to have fun working LX on all bands and modes.
In honor of this milestone, Luxembourg’s Entreprise des Postes et Télécommunications (P&TLuxembourg), the government-owned corporation for mail and telecommunications, has issued a limited edition €.60 postage stamp.
Work the L.A.R.S. with best wishes from DxCoffee.