Group was formed in the Autumn of 1999. In early 2004 it became the
representative voice of the UK amateur radio microwave enthusiast
after the Radio Society of Great Britain disbanded its own Microwave
Committee. As a result, the UK Microwave Group took over the former
RSGB Microwave Newsletter and now publishes it as Scatterpoint,
which was the Groups own quarterly newsletter up to 2003.
The Group is affiliated
to the RSGB and, through the Group Committee, works with the RSGB
Spectrum Forum in matters of interest to the amateur microwaver.
Membership of the UK
Microwave Group is open to all interested in amateur microwaves
whether they are resident in the UK or not.
Membership benefits include
the Groups newsletter, Scatterpoint,
which is published ten times a year, discount on Group products,
representation via the Group committee on the RSGB Spectrum Forum,
fully voting rights at Group meetings, UKuG-organised microwave
events in the UK such as contests and microwave roundtable
meetings, operating awards and trophies. The Groups
Annual General Meeting is held, each November, at Martlesham, Suffolk.
Membership enquiries and
applications should be sent to the Group Secretary.
A membership form is available
information supercedes any published in the past)
The membership year
runs annually from the 1st July to 30th June.
The basic membership
rate for the period 2004-2005, which includes 10 emailed
PDF copies of Scatterpoint, is as follows:(recent upward
changes are due to fluctuations in the US dollar/UK Pound
USA: $12.00 (revised rate as
of March 2005)
includes receipt of Scatterpoint,
distributed by e-mail
as an Adobe Acrobat PDF document. Members who join after the
annual renewal date will receive additional retrospective copies
of Scatterpoint published after the preceding 1st July.
you would like to receive a printed paper copy of Scatterpoint
instead of an electronic copy, the
following additional charges apply.
First Class Postal/airmail Delivery to:
UK: £6.00 Sterling
Europe: £9.00 Sterling
or 15.00 Euros
Rest of World £14.00
Sterling or $25.00 US
This brings the TOTAL subscription to the
UKuG with printed copies of Scatterpoint to:
Europe: £15 Sterling or 25 Euros
USA and other non European countries: £20
Sterling or $35 US
Pro rata charges
for receipt of a paper copy of Scatterpoint will apply for
those who join or renew after 1st July 2004.
can be paid by any of the following methods:
payable to the UK Microwave Group
(contact the Treasurer for details)
Sterling, Euro or U.S dollars please!) posted in an envelope
at your own risk
draft (expensive!) or International Money Transfer
to the Groups bank account (contact the Treasurer,
G4KNZ, for details)
that we cannot, at present, accept payments by credit
card. (Contact G4KNZ if any problems)
should add 5% to cover exchange rate variations, PayPal or
bank commission charges, etc. In other words make sure that
UKuG receive no less than the amounts specified above.