The UKuG Microwave
Round Table was held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire,
over the weekend of 16th and 17th April and was a resounding success.
While not all of the 90 microwave enthusiasts who initially registered
for the event actually attended, a rough head count suggested some
75-80 people were there on the Sunday to enjoy socialising, four
lectures, a wide variety of surplus parts on the Bring 'n Buy tables
and the excellent cuisine of the RAL restaurant. Saturday saw an
Antenna test Range set up at G4NNS near Andover followed by an enjoyable
dinner evening, arranged by Geoff Grayer, G3NAQ, at nearby Wantage.
RAL attendees included Steve Krull, WB0DBS (Kansas, USA) and Rainer,
DF6NA from Germany. Some very encouraging emails were received afterwards
and it was obvious that the day had been a great success.
the November Microwave Round Table at Martlesham, it forms part
of the UK Microwave Group's annual programme of events for the amateur
RAL could not
take place without the goodwill of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories
authorities and the preparation put in by Dr Mike Willis, G0MJW,
and other members of the RAL staff.
The weekend began
at the home of Brian, G4NNS, who kindly arranged Antenna Test Range
facilities. The group pictured left shows most of the attendees
for this, Brian being the fourth person from the left. Third from
left is Mike Willis, G0MJW, who so ably organises the RAL venue
On the extreme
left is the "Oscillator Man", John Hazel, G8ACE.
is shown here holding his camera
Sam, G4DDK, brought
along his now famous antenna test range for 10GHz and is shown here
adjusting the system at the receiving end of the range.
Another test range
was set up by Brian, G4NNS, for other bands. Standard horns were
use to calibrate it.