We're taking a leaf from the Olympics book - unfortunately the 2021 GMRT won't be able to go ahead, but there's every intention of it running in 2022.

It's not just Covid-19; the Museum of Communications lecture area is undergoing a major roof replacement, and the venue is unlikely to be useable by November 2021.

However, it is anticipated that this year Covid will impact the numbers attending;  we need at least 40 people to make the event viable at £10 per head. In addition, Covid is also likely to impact the ability to secure speakers who are willing to travel to the event, so setting up a suitable programme would be a major challenge.

We really do hope to see the event happening in 2022, and look forward to seeing you there.

 

In view of the continuing situation around the Covid-19 virus, it has now been decided that the GMRT will be cancelled for 2020. This is a great disappointment in view of the success last year. We look forward to seeing everyone back in 2021.

Every year we hold a construction competition for the GM4LBV Trophy. All entries are welcome and can be any piece of hardware or software related to amateur microwave endeavours. All entries should be accompanied by a short description of the entry detailing its features and any points of special interest.  The esteemed judges will be Ian White GM3SEK and David Stockton GM4ZNX. The winner goes forward for the UK Microwave Group G3VVB trophy competition.

Brian Flynn GM8BJF presenting the GM4LBV trophy to Peter Howson GM8GAX for his reflectometer for 70cm, 23 cm and 13 cm at last year's GMRT.

The programme for the Round Table should now be final - click on the link in the main menu for details. Speakers include Mark Hughes GM4ISM, Sam Jewell G4DDK, Martin Hall GM8IEM and Heather Lomond M0HMO.

The registration forms for GMRT 2019 on Saturday 2 November are now open. Follow the links in the right hand menu.

If you book this is taken as a commitment to pay. Both venues charge us by booked numbers which are finalised a week or so before the event, and we cannot afford to pay for non-attendees; you will be asked to pay if you do not turn up.

Key points:

  • please give your forename, surname and callsign in the "name" box
  • if you want to register for dinner, you need to register on both forms
  • if you want to register your XYL (or OM) for dinner then you need to do a separate registration (use their name, but you can use the same email as for your own registration)

The system should send you an email confirming your registration.

The dinner menu and meal price are now confirmed. Please remember that you need to do bookings for both the event and the dinner if you intend to be at both.

The programme will be announced once talks are confirmed.