Who Are We?

The Camb-Hams were formed in early 2006 as the social and public-facing side of the Cambridgeshire Repeater Group (CRG) who themselves formed from the original PYE Telecommunications Radio Club; hence the contest and activation callsigns of G3PYE & G6PYE, although membership of the CRG is not compulsory.  The Camb-Hams are made up of people from many of, but not exclusively, the various Cambridge radio groups including CUWS (Cambridge University Wireless Society), CDARC (Cambridge and District Amateur Radio Club) and Cambridge RAYNET.  It provides a common forum for us all to work together and has been very successful in increasing the activity in the Cambridge area.

We meet on-air via the CRG’s VHF and UHF FM Voice repeaters, and at regular monthly Pye and Pint nights held on the first Wednesday of every month. Our contesting side, using the CRG callsigns G3PYE & G6PYE, aims to provide an opportunity for non-contest operators to have a go, whilst putting a concerted effort into entering a particular contest. A coffee machine, electric pizza oven and beer fridge are regulars at the Camb-Hams contests.

Since 2006 we have been active in VHF contests including VHF NFDs, attending rallies in Belgium, Holland and Germany anually and activated DX’peditions from the Scottish Isles of Mull, Harris and Monachs and in 2010 the Camb-Hams started becoming active in the weekly RSGB UKAC and VHF contests.


Photo taken at the 2017 RSGB VHF NFD

GS3PYE/P DX’Peditions

We have a dedicated site for when doing some interesting DX’pedition type activities.


Please visit the Events page for all (past and future) events.

The Camb-Hams meet monthly for Pye and Pints, on the first Wednesday of every month. Do join us at the White Horse, Milton.

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