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.

Michaelmas 2012

Welcome to all our members, old and new, to the new year.

There are a number of activities planned this term, with more to come.

Firstly, to our new members, if you haven’t yet had a chance to visit the shack contact Martin G3ZAY who is arranging visits. Also anyone who is...

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The Cambridge University Wireless Society Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 10th May 2012 at 1915.

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APRS Talk on Thursday 1st March

Our very own Rob Chipperfield will be talking about APRS (Amateur Packet Reporting System). Find out how those strange noises on 144.800MHz carry everything from position data to weather reports to text messages.

The talk will start at 1900 in the Bateman Auditorium, Gonville and
Caius College (see here...

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