Scatterpoint is published by the UK Microwave Group, succeeding the former RSGB Microwave Newsletter following a transfer in July 2004. Access to current copies is one of the prime benefits of UKuG membership.

Scatterpoint is distributed to UKuG members by Yahoo Group download. This is the most reliable way of getting Scatterpoint each month. What’s more, you will have a choice of two formats to download: A4 single pages and A5 booklet editions (both in colour), which look really great when printed out on your colour printer.

Download Site: To join the Yahoo Group go to: and click on JOIN THIS GROUP which can be seen on the top right hand corner above the UKuG logo.

Yahoo User ID: When you are asked to fill in an ID and password please use your callsign as part of the ID as this enables the Editor and Membership Secretary to see who is on the Yahoo list.

Email Address: When prompted for an email address to which the automatic Yahoo monthly Scatterpoint advice note is to be sent, it is important that you use the address that the old email version was sent to, otherwise Yahoo will allocate you a address which you will probably not want!

Do not confuse this Yahoo group with the UK Microwaves Yahoo Reflector which is a place where folk can freely air their opinions, have silly arguments at times and even swap technical notes when they feel so moved! The only emails you will receive from the Scatterpoint Yahoo Group will be the monthly advice from Yahoo to say your new Scatterpoint is ready for download. It will remain there for TWO months.

At any one time, there will always be the present month’s Scatterpoint and that of the previous month available. Very occasionally, we might send readers a special important message via Yahoo. We are also planning to send membership renewal notices this way as the system lends itself nicely to that. Many thanks for your co-operation.

NB: Only paid up UKuG members are be able to use this facility so there is no danger of ‘freeloaders’ or spurious mail affecting you.