HARDWARE

Members Chip Bank

UKuG members may benefit from the 'Members Chip Bank' as a trial benefit
  • UKuG Members only: Chip Bank

    Loan Systems

    UKuG has 5.7, 10 and 76GHz systems available for members to borrow to give a taster...

    Get Started on 10GHz

    In the August-2007 edition of Radcom a modern approach to getting quickly started on 10GHz DX was published. RSGB has kindly let us put the full article online:
    10GHz Quick Start Project

    Rectangular Waveguide Sizes

    Waveguide: Rectangular Sizes

    Microwave Museum

    For a wonderful online collection of classic microwave hardware, visit: www.microwave-museum.org

    WA5VJB 2-6GHz Log-Periodic Antennas

    Kent Britain WA5VJB has spent many hours working on PCB Antennas, both Log Periodic ( - ideal for multi-band dish feeds) and Patch designs. The original log periodic model shown below has performance peaks at the 2.3, 3.4 and 5.7GHz bands. In the picture it is shown in a rather neat and durable assembly by PA5DD - inside a sealed plastic container. This original design has been superceded by the newer LPY4 model. Kent now has a wide variety of designs.

    UKuG no longer directly stock these. Sam Jewell G4DDK is the local contact for them. Sam's website has the price list etc for these.

    WA5VJB Log Periodic Antenna

    Manufacturers Data

    Scans of old catalogues which can still be quite useful:-

    Microwave Modules Archive

    Link to Dave Robinsons archive of Microwave Modules and other circuits

    1kHz Amplitude Modulated Gunn Diode for 10GHz Measurements

    This unit was designed by David Wrigley (Scatterpoint-6) to be used with the level meter by Roger Blackwell (Scatterpoint-4 & 5). They can be used with great effect to measure and hence improve antenna performance - see Kent Britain WA5VJB article in Scatterpoint-1. Other info, Software, PCB and Component layouts etc are available through this link:
    PCB download info

    Latest Version of the 12GHz Prescaler design

    This is the very latest version, using the Hittite prescaler, and with a preamp/limiter to improve sensitivity and protect the device. Tests at Martlesham showed good operation from 1GHz (and below) up to 14GHz - 12-Nov-2001
    Link to 12GHz Prescaler page and download facility

    Tuned Audio Level Meter for RF Measurements

    This unit was designed by Roger Blackwell and can be used instead of the HP415 signal level meter (Scatterpoint-4 and 5). It can be used with great effect to measure and hence improve antenna performance - see Kent Britain WA5VJB article in Scatterpoint-1. Schematic Diagram, PCB and Component layouts etc are available through this link:
    PCB download info

    DSP-10 Transceiver - For weaker signals in noisy conditions

    This DSP transceiver uses digital techniques to get resolve signals unable to be worked by human ear alone. EME on 1.5W at 10GHz - Check it out via this link:
    Bob Larkin W7PUA Link

    HS400 Modifications and conversion to a Frequency Standard

    Link to HS400 Frequency Standard

    13-Nov-2017