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Records of the Cambridge University Wireless Society

Title Records of the Cambridge University Wireless Society
Reference GBR/0265/SOC.96
(former reference: Ms.Add.8379)
Creator Cambridge University Wireless Society
Covering Dates 1920–1982
Extent and Medium 1 metre; paper; Many of the items are in poor condition. They have sustained burn, water and mould damage.
Repository Cambridge University Archives
Content and context

The society was founded on 13 October 1920 and caters for those interested in amateur radio. It maintains a station (shack and equipment), and also the callsign G6UW (assigned in 1932). It competes in a variety of national and international calling contests; undertakes expeditions to broadcast from remote locations; arranges occasional speaker meetings; and holds social events. The physicist Charles Eryl Wynn-Williams was a member in the late 1920s. Further information about the society's activities is on its website: http://www.g6uw.org/.

The bulk of the records were transferred to the University Archives from the Manuscripts Department on 8 May 2008. They had been presented by T. Gleason (?Christ's College), chairman of the Cambridge University Wireless Society, to the Manuscripts Department on 15 March 1983 and had been given the classmark Ms.Add.8379. SOC.96.1.1 and 2 were transferred to the University Archives from Cambridge University Central Science Library by Simon Goose on 9 April 2008.

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Please cite as Cambridge University Archives, Records of the Cambridge University Wireless Society, SOC.96

Further information

Further printed records are in the Rare Books Department, Cambridge University Library (classmark: Cambridge Papers J 8781 and Cam.a.21.38).

The online catalogue entry for Janus was completed in May 2008.

Index Terms
Clubs
Radio
Amateur Broadcasting
Communication Equipment
Cambridge University Wireless Society
University/SOC.96 contains:
SOC.96.1 Minutes of ordinary and annual general meetings, signed.
2 volumes; paper.
1920–1957
SOC.96.2 Receipt and expenditure account. Details of members' subscription payments are included.
1 volume; paper; This item is too fragile to be produced due to burn, mould and water damage. There are edge losses, the binding is fragile and some pages are detached..
1920–1939
SOC.96.3 Radio station log books.
2 volumes; paper.
1932–1970
SOC.96.4 Informal log books known as the ''Scandle Books'' or ''Liber Scandalis''.
16 volumes; paper.
1938–1982
SOC.96.5 Radio contact confirmation cards. These items were sent by post as confirmation of a specific contact made. They record information about date; time; readability; strength; and tone.
2 postcards; paper.
6 Apr. 1977–4 June 1977

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