This year's 16th Annual Microwave Update was held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Sunnyvale, California. Sunnyvale lived up to it's name as it was glorious sunshine and high temperatures throughout the Update weekend. Well over 100 amateur microwavers from all parts of the world, Australia, Japan, UK, Germany, Canada and the USA, attended these immensely enjoyable and rewarding few days. "MUD", as we now call the event, has become an annual pilgrimage for many microwavers. Only here can you meet and become friends with the well-known operators, experimenters and other personalities that you otherwise would only read about or come across on the Internet. Only here can you discuss, at your leisure, topics of common interest with knowledgeable microwavers such as Jim Vogler (WA7CJO), Paul Wade (W1GHZ), Barry Malawanchuk (VE4MA), Chip Angle (N6CA), Will Jensby (W0EOM), Kerry Banke (N6IZW), John Anderson (WD4MUO), Doug Millar (K6JEY) and the like. An extra attraction is the surplus equipment for sale at Update ... you will be amazed at the quantity and quality of it.
If you haven't been to a MUD meeting then it's about time you did! You owe it to yourself. Next year's event will be held in New England,USA. Visit this website in early 2002 for more details.
Before we leave you to enjoy the photos and read
the account of this year's fantastic Update, we must pay tribute to the
hard work put in by all who helped to organise the event ... ESPECIALLY
THE TWO FELLOWS SHOWN BELOW!
THANKS EVERYBODY ... WE HAD A REALLY GREAT TIME!
AND NOW ON TO WHAT WE DID THERE ....