Cambridge University Wireless Society


Welcome to the CUWS website

CUWS is the amateur radio society for students and staff of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin Universities. The society has held the callsign G6UW since 1932, and it can be heard on the air regularly from our well-equipped station just outside Cambridge. The 'shack' has antennas for most HF bands as well as VHF and UHF equipment for amateur satellite operation, and is available for use by members at any time. The society organizes frequent DXpeditions with a particular emphasis on the RSGB's Islands on the Air programme, takes part in the major international contests and organizes occasional talks and trips on radio-related themes. We also offer the opportunity to take the amateur radio licence exams to all, regardless of university affiliation. CUWS was founded in October 1920, with the first entry in the club's account book on 20 October and the first meeting held on 31 October. The society counts a number of influential physicists and engineers among its past and current members including Sir Ernest Rutherford, JB Gunn and Sir Maurice Wilkes.

Maypole Meeting

For anybody interested, we will be meeting in the Maypole pub at 8pm on Thursday 15th October (and every Thursday during term.) The Maypole is on Park Street just past the multi-storey car park, near the Union Society building – a map is available.

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The 2015 CUWS AGM will take place in the Roger Needham Room in the Chancellor’s Centre at Wolfson College on Monday May 11th at 1930. See directions.


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CUWS Lake District SOTA Trip 2015

Some members of CUWS made a trip to the Lake District for SOTA purposes.

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