IAP 2020

The MIT Radio Society is currently seeking help to preserve and renew our VHF station. Read more about how you can help!

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 below for more details

Lectures on Radio Technology, History, and Applications

The 2020 IAP lecture series has concluded. Please see below for recordings of all talks.

Hosted by The MIT Radio Society and EECS. See schedule below for a list of dates and topics. All talks take place in MIT room 4-270 and will be livestreamed and recorded.

Have you ever wondered about the underlying principles behind Wi-Fi? How radar works, or how we know so much about the early universe? Or even just what those people are doing up on the Green Building roof at such odd hours?

This IAP, the MIT Radio Society (W1MX, MIT’s Amateur Radio Club) is hosting a lecture series on everything radio. Each talk will be a self-contained window into a different facet of radio, ranging from radar techniques, interferometry, imaging and radioastronomy, to the design of antennas and modern chip scale RF devices. No prior experience with radio is necessary or expected and all are welcome. Feel free to attend individual lectures, or better yet come to all of them!

All Talks

The Next Generation of Weather Radar
Mark Yeary
University Of Oklahoma
Friday January 10, 5:00-7:00pm Room 4-270

Lightning Interferometry
Julia Tilles
University of New Hampshire
Monday January 13, 5:00-7:00pm Room 4-270

Radio Noises From the Sky
Jim Labelle
Dartmouth College
Wednesday January 15, 5:00-7:00pm Room 4-270

EDGES: Measuring the Early Universe
Alan Rogers
MIT Haystack Observatory
Wednesday January 22, 5:00-7:00pm Room 4-270

Kiersten Kerby-Patel
University of Massachusetts Boston
Friday January 24, 5:00-7:00pm Room 4-270

Chip-Scale THz Circuits and Sensors
Ruonan Han
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wednesday January 29, 5:00-7:00pm Room 4-270