News

This News section contains reports and updates about various interesting activities our society has undertaken.  This can vary from Amateur Radio activities under the callsign G3KMI or wireless networking related updates regarding the Southampton Open Wireless Network (SOWN) project.

Amateur Radio is the experimentation with radio waves on licensed frequencies, covering a wide range of activities from designing equipment to aiding emergency relief work. Our club is an RSGB exam centre, which means people can take examinations here to get their licences. We also provide training for members.

SOWN covers experimentation with wireless networking, primarily focusing on loaning nodes to individuals in order to expand the coverage of the academic Eduroam network to more diverse locations, such as private houses. Eduroam allows people from any university that takes part in the Eduroam scheme to connect to any other Eduroam wireless access point.

SOWN Zepler Deployment Sunday 1st October 2017 - After nearly 2 years in the planning and development, the new SOWN Zepler has finally been deployed on the roof of Building 59 (a.k.a Zepler) to provide Wi-Fi coverage to the outside areas to the north of Highfield campus.  The previous incarnation of SOWN Zepler had used a Soekris Net 4511 with a PCMCIA wireless card… Read More »
SUWS Yearly Roundup – 2016/17 Thursday 24th August 2017 - 2017 has been an eventful year for the society. We have made progress in a variety of projects, and hope to continue these into the new academic year. Although we are still yet to find somewhere to setup a permanent shack, one of the main goals for the society this year has been to refurbish… Read More »
End of semester report — Spring/Summer 2016 Tuesday 20th September 2016 - CQ CQ CQ, this is the Southampton University Wireless Society reporting on our activities since January! To start the year off, we had a batch of QSL cards professionally printed. Designs had been submitted by members, and voted on at the 2015 Christmas meal. These cards are sent like postcards to individuals or clubs with… Read More »
End of Term Report – Autumn 2015 Tuesday 5th January 2016 - This term has been very busy with Wireless Society organising a greater number and a wider range of events that ever before.  Although we have been meaning to write post throughout the term, we seem to have been busy every week, that we never quite got round to it. So anyway, a bit more detail… Read More »
VHF National Field Day 2015 Monday 13th July 2015 - The VHF National Field Day is an RSGB-run amateur radio competition. In this competition the contestants are required to operate a portable station (without the use of any permanent structures, or grid power) on the VHF bands. Points are awarded per km per contact logged on each band during the 24 hour operation window. The full rules for the competition can be… Read More »