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  Latest Changes:-
  • 25-Apr-2021 UKuG Online talks update
  • 10-Mar-2021 UKuG AGM Notice
  • 17-Jan-2021 Chipbank Updates
  • 14-Jan-2021 Contest Rules and 2021 Overview
  • 26-Dec-2020 Scatterpoint 2019 archive released
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Activity & Contest Calendar

2021 Activities

Plenty to do in 2021...

  • Contests: 2021 Contest Rules & Info
  • Contests: Calendar
  • Events: 2021 Programme
  • Scatterpoint: 2019 Archive released
  • Chipbank: Updated Stock


    UKuG Online Talks

    Tune in for our online talks - all welcome:-

    UKuG talks are streamed at: batc.org.uk/live/ukmicrowave and then available for playback on the UKuG YouTube channel.


    Catch up on Previous Ones:

  • Backyard Hydrogen Line Astronomy by Brian Coleman G4NNS - Wednesday Apr-14 at 20:00 BST

    Hear how Britain G4NNS has used his 3.7m EME dish to map the galaxy by listening to emissions from Hydrogen at 21cm (1.4GHz). A discussion of the hardware & software needed as well as some results are included.
    - watch a recording on YouTube



  • Care and Feeding of Yagi Antennas by Kent Britain WA5VJB - Wednesday Feb-10

    Some interesting ways to doing Yagi antennas and myths of Yagi Stacking.
    - watch a recording on YouTube



  • 122 GHz and the VK3CV transceiver by Barry Chambers G8AGN - Wednesday Jan-13

    Barry G8AGN covers 122 GHz and the VK3CV transceiver board that has been driving strong interest in this amateur millimetre wave band.
    - watch a recording on YouTube



  • A Comparison of NanoVNAs - by Bryan Harber G8DKK - Wednesday Dec-9, 2020

    Bryan G8DKK compares NanoVNAs with other VNAs and looks at VNA architecture and calibration kits.
    - watch a recording on YouTube



    UKuG AGM

    Our 2021 AGM was held on line by Zoom on Sunday April 18th
  • Click for UKuG AGM Notice and Info


    Members Chip Bank

    Available as a free benefit to UKuG members is our chip components service. The hardware and support menus have links for our 'Members Chip Bank'

  • UKuG Members only: Chip Bank - Stock Updated - Jan-2021



    Microwave Leaflets

    A new trifold leaflet is available in pdf and in professional printed form.

  • New leaflet - 'Amateur Radio in the GHz Bands'.

    The leaflet aims to inform the general public who may wonder what you are doing when out portable or for publicising the microwave interests at public events that your club organises.

    Printed copies of this tri-fold leaflet are available on request via Barry G4SJH, email: leaflets@microwavers.org.

    Please ensure you include your postal delivery address and the approximate quantity required.


    Media

    We have quite alot of online material:-

  • Free leaflets: 'Amateur Radio in the GHz Bands'.
  • Scatterpoint: Online Archive
  • Backscatter: Backscatter Technical Compendium available to download - free!
    - and: Video, Chip Bank and the Wiki

  • RSGB Videos: Microwave & ATV

    Distance Records

    30-April-2019: Latest UK 9.3km 241 GHz record added to our Distance Records tables

    22-Jul-2017: 23cm Record (GB2RS)

    21-May-2017: Ongoing efforts saw a new UK Distance record of 6.8km on both the 122 and 241 GHz Bands

  • News items: GB2RS
  • Info and Video: See our 122GHz and 241GHz pages

    mmWave DX /Operating

  • 122 GHz: Intro-Page, Video, Wiki

    Audio, Video and Images of recent mmWave QSOs show just how practical can be:- are becoming.

  • 241 GHz - UK First / Distance Record
  • 134 GHz - inc New Distance Records
  • 122 GHz - UK Firsts
  • 75/76 GHz
  • 47 GHz
  • Distance Records - Current Table

    We always welcome activity reports and media from 24-248 GHz (and beyond!)


    Loan Systems

    UKuG has 5.7, 10, 24 and 76GHz systems available for members to borrow...
  • 5.7GHz Loan System
  • 10GHz Loan Systems
  • 24GHz Loan System
  • 76GHz Loan System


    Ofcom Microwave NoVs

    2300-2302 MHz NoV
  • Apply Here
  • Additional Information
  • 275GHz - Terahertz NoV
  • Apply here
  • Guidance / Map

  • Note: Please remember to specify additional fixed locations for their use at application time

    Ofcom Amateur Licensing / Consultations

  • 2.3GHz Registration email: Click Here
    Note: Simple descriptions of regularity can be: evenings, weekend, 24/7, occasional etc
  • Ofcom: 2.3/3.4GHz Statement and Request to Register (Apr-2014)

  • RSGB: Microwave Spectrum Release
  • RSGB: UK Amateur Licensing / Re-Validation


    3400 MHz Information

    Extra links and information have been added onto our 3400 MHz page


    Beacons

    Microwave propagation beacons are a key aid to amateur construction, testing and operating. We have information and support:-

     


    Badges, Clothing and Accessories

    UKuG lapel badges, clothing and accessories are available

    Click for the excellent quality UKuG Accessories and other items.

     


    Spectrum Issues

    UK Microwave Group, works closely with RSGB and other affilated groups such as Amsat-UK and BATC regarding a wide range of Ofcom and CEPT related issues. Copies of submissions on UWB, SRR, 3400 MHz, Olympics and other issues are on our Papers & Consultations Page


    Microwave Museum

    A wonderful online collection of classic microwave hardware is mainatained by Allan G8LSD:

    Classic hardware is worth a browse thru www.microwave-museum.org

    Alan welcomes support and donations of all kinds.


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