MIT Radio Society

Help Support the MIT Radio Society

111 years after its founding, the Radio Society is flourishing. Student interest in RF engineering, telecommunications, and radio science is growing, and with that growth the club’s membership has swelled.

Thanks to your support, we can safely say that that growth will continue, and MIT’s tallest academic building will remain a home for amateur radio for years to come.

We are now setting our sights on a new goal. The fate of the iconic radomes on the Green Building roof remains in question. The large radome in particular is an invaluable resource for the club and has proved its worth for academics in the face of covid-19. MIT is now evaluating a plan for its renewal, but it will likely be upon us to make it happen.

Read more about how you can help us continue to provide valuable experiential learning opportunities to MIT students, and please consider lending your support in building a new and better station at MIT!

IAP 2020 Events

  • Every Friday at 7pm 50-358 - Triple Foxtrot - Come hang out, operate the stations, work on your own RF projects or help with projects ongoing
  • January 18th 2:00pm through January 19th 11:00pm - ARRL January VHF Contest - Come and help operate our VHF station on the Green Building roof
  • January 22nd 7:30pm 1-150 - Ham Radio FCC License Exams - More Info
  • Throughout IAP - Lectures on Radio Technology, History, and Applications - see the MIT IAP Guide for more details


Formerly 1XM, the MIT Radio Society (W1MX) is America’s Oldest College Amateur Station.

The MIT Radio Society is a student run organization intended for MIT students, faculty, and staff. New student members are always welcome.

We hold business meetings at 7:30pm on the first Tuesday of every month in 50-358. All members and anyone considering joining the club is welcome, but these meetings are primarily administrative and may not be of interest to everyone.

The best way to get involved with radio related things the club does is to come to Triple Foxtrot any Friday, generally starting between 7 and 7:30pm on the Third Floor of Walker Memorial (50-358).

Please also see the home page of our sister station W1XM.