Wireless Institute, Notre Dame Radio Society


Location: Outside of Cushing Hall

The University of Notre Dame has a long history in the world of radio. In April 1899, Professor Jerome Green successfully sent a message from Notre Dame to St. Mary’s Academy with wireless telegraphy. Green is thought to be the first to send wireless transmissions in America and the first to use homemade apparatuses, as opposed to using foreign-made equipment. 

Notre Dame Radio Society (NDRS) exists to continue this long history by promoting the art, science, and fun of Amateur Radio. You do not have to hold an Amateur Radio license to participate. Join us in DeBartolo Quad for many activities including help obtaining your license. Talk to others from around the world or on campus over the Jerome Green Radio repeater. Volunteer to help with emergency and/or event communications. Participate in hidden transmitter hunt contests, field day, or even high altitude balloon launching and tracking.

The world of Amateur Radio has led the way into areas like email and cell phones. Come join the excitement!