The 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 Group’s 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 Group’s 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 Group’s 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 at


Annual Subscription Rates

(This 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 exchange rate)

UK: £6.00

USA: $12.00 (revised rate as of March 2005)

Euro: 10.00

Standard membership 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. If 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:

UK: £12

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.

Subscriptions can be paid by any of the following methods:

  • UK cheque payable to the “UK Microwave Group”

  • PayPal (contact the Treasurer for details)

  • Cash (only Sterling, Euro or U.S dollars please!) posted in an envelope at your own risk

  • Banker’s draft (expensive!) or International Money Transfer to the Group’s bank account (contact the Treasurer, G4KNZ, for details)

  • Please note that we cannot, at present, accept payments by credit card. (Contact G4KNZ if any problems)

Overseas subscribers 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.



Chairman and Scatterpoint Editor:

Peter Day, G3PHO


Located: Sheffield, U.K

Tel: ++44 (0)114-2816701


Ian Lamb, G8KQW

Located: Surrey, U.K

Tel: ++44(0)1428 608844


Steve Davies, G4KNZ


Located: Bracknell,U.K

Tel:++44 (0)1344-484744




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