Monday, 10 September 2018

Crawley uWave RT over for 2018

38 attendees
4 presentations
Good company
Good burgers and sausages
Good banter

Big thanks to all who came from far and wide (Bristol, Telford, East Anglia to name a few) to support this event.,Big thanks to the Crawley Club who hosted and fed us. Big thanks to Barry, Chris, Andy and Colin for providing such interesting and varied talks - hope the cold gets better soon Chris :-)

Congratulations to Geoff, G4HIZ for winning the construction contest with his DATV transmitter. (He also got to hold the G3GRO salver for the afternoon).

G4HIZ receives the G3GRO salver from Keith, G3VKW - CARC President
.... and from John G3XDY obo UK Microwavers
And a special mention to my organisational partner in crime - Denis, G0OLX - who actually did most of the leg work. I even made him MC for the day in the programme without telling him - sorry Denis. I'll do it next year.

G0OLX - your MC for the day

Technology...... sigh

Putting the world to rights

Construction Contest

And so our attention now turns to 2019.....

Date: Probably aim for the second weekend in September again
Talks: If anyone has a subject they would like to talk on please let us know
Murray - Yes, any suggestions on handling publicity gratefully received.

73 for now and see you in Crawley next year

Alun, G4WGE

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Crawley Microwave Round Table Program

Sunday 9th September 2018

Welcome to the Crawley Roundtable hosted once again at the premises of the Crawley Amateur Radio Club.

The morning session will feature the usual ‘bring and buy’ sale, so if you have surplus radio items then please bring them along.

Again this year following we will be holding a heat for the UK Microwave Group annual Project contest. Please do bring along your constructed equipment or project and enter. Entries do not necessarily need to have been finished during the last year. Please note that the contest will also accept software entries as well as hardware.

CARC award the G3GRO trophy to the winner of this round. The winner will also go on to be considered, together with entries from all the other round tables over a year both before and after this event for the G3VVB trophy.

We are also hoping that G3LYP will be attending with the UKuW Group chipbank. If you have a forthcoming project then why not contact Mike beforehand to place your orders, which are free for UKuW group members.

Below is the provisional timetable:
10:00:    Venue opens
10:00:    ‘Bring and buy’, general socialising
12:00     UKuW Group Project contest round/G3GRO trophy judging commences
12:15     Lunch (hot dogs and burger rolls etc and tea/coffee available)
13:15     Welcome by Denis G0OLX and the results of the Project contest heat
13:30     Spectrum Matters - Barry, G4SJH RSGB Microwave Spectrum Manager
14:00     How to get more range on the higher frequencies – Chris, G0FDZ
14:45     Break – Tea and coffee available
15:00     Sites, Heights and Locators - Andy, G4JNT
15:45     Locate, a program for ios, android and laptops – Colin, G4EML
16:30     End of meeting

The venue is the Crawley Amateur Radio Club’s hut and directions can be found at:

Monday, 23 July 2018

Roadworks on the M23

Just a note for attendees to the Crawley uWave round table arriving from the North - the M23 is being upgraded to a smart motorway. Work started in April and should be finished before the 2020 Round table! (yes that is 2020 AD). So narrow lanes and a 50MPH limit between junctions 8 and 10. It actually works fine PROVIDED nobody does something stupid.

I've also discovered there is a Dragon Boat race in Tilgate Park for one of the local charities on the 9th Sept. I assume there is a stretch of suitable water somewhere in the park. Anyone up for a paddle?

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

We are in Scatterpoint

So it's taken a bit of effort by Denis but we have finally got into the events list in Scatterpoint and on the UK Microwavers site. On the down side... a work collegue has complained that we haven't published the programme yet. Nick - it's in September - give us a chance. We did approach anumber of people for talks at Martlesham, so we have a couple of ideas. However if anyone wants to offer or has a request then let us know.



Sunday, 28 January 2018

Round Table Date Now Set

Denis (G0OLX) has received confirmation from CARC for 9th September 2018. Hopefully the UK Microwavers webisite will be updated shortly. That is probably the easy bit.

Format: The same as last year. Chris (G0FDZ) provided us with the template which has been used for many years. Doesn't seem to be any demand to change it. So ....
 Morning: Table top sales and nattering. Judging construction competition
 Afternoon: A couple of talks

We want to try and get a varied programme of talks so we are open to suggestions and preferably volunteers. Offers to

More info when we know it.


Saturday, 27 January 2018

The Crawley Microwave Round is an annual gathering of Radio Enthusiasts (most licenced Radio Amateurs) with an interest in the Microwave bit of the RF Spectrum. It is hosted at the premises of  and with the support of the Crawley Anateur Radio Club.

Preparations are underway for 2018 and we hope to confirm the date shortly.

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