Microwave Update 2018

Dayton, Ohio

October 11-14, 2018

Microwave Update (MUD) is an international
conference dedicated to microwave equipment
design, construction, and operation.   It is focused
on, but not limited to, amateur radio on the
microwave bands.   The Midwest VHF-UHF Society (MVUS) is pleased to host this year's event. 

Important Hotel Announcement!

We have been advised by the hotel that they do not have any rooms for Thursday night, October 11th, however there are still rooms available for Friday and Saturday nights. If you need a room for Wednesday and/or Thursday nights, we recommend the Hampton Inn, 2550 Paramount Pl, Fairborn, OH 45324 Phone: (937) 429-5505. This is near the event hotel. Note that we do not have any special arrangements at the Hampton or other nearby hotels. Actual room availability is unknown.

We suggest that you please use the Holiday Inn for Friday and Saturday nights, as those rooms count towards our room nights and thus keep our costs for the facility down.

We will keep trying to get rooms at the Holiday Inn for Thursday night and are taking a list on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to be on this list, send an email to our info address: mud2018info@mvus.org Generally your name is enough information IF you already have rooms for the later nights at the Holiday Inn. You should be able to cancel your room at the Hampton up to 48 hours before check-in, but we cannot do that for you. We will not pursue getting rooms at the Holiday Inn after October 7th so that you will have time to cancel at the Hampton Inn if you wish.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tom Holmes, N8ZM

AUCTION items needed!

Between presentations MUD has conducted auctions of DONATED items. These could be new or used. Proceeds are used to defray the cost of the MUD conference and provide seed money for the following year. We need items to auction! We also need items for door prizes. Contact us at mud2018info@mvus.org if you need to ship anything to us.


There are other events going on at the hotel that same weekend. We do not want to loose our block of rooms so register now. Reservations can be made by phone (use the HOTEL tab above) or the following link. This link contains the Microwave Update group code (MUC): Holiday Inn Reservations for Microwave Update


Click on the "Registration" tab in the header above. Follow the directions for adding your options to the PayPal shopping cart

Test and Measurments

Keeping with the MUD tradition we will have test equipment available. We need to know what you are bringing to be measured. Send an email to mud2018info@mvus.org with what you want to test so we can obtain the appropriate test equipment. We are also making arrangements for an antenna range on site.

Flea Market Space

We have indoor space for anyone wishing to sell items in the flea market. Space is limited so send an email to mud2018info@mvus.org indicating you wish to have space in the flea market area.


Microwave Update (MUD) is an international conference dedicated to microwave equipment design, construction, and operation. It is focused on, but not limited to, amateur radio on the microwave bands. The Midwest VHF/UHF Society is pleased to host this year's event. The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn, 2800 Presidential Drive, Fairborn, Ohio 45324.

Call for Presentations and Papers: The program committee is calling for papers and presentations on the technical and operational aspects of microwave amateur radio communications. Tell us about your latest project, design or operating adventures. Please e-mail your proposals, questions, and submissions to John Ackermann, N8UR, at jra@febo.com. Don't wait until the beginning of September to let us know what you're planning!

Presentations selected for the technical program may be given in person or by proxy. Please send an abstract and expected duration no later than August 25, 2018 so that we can determine and announce the program agenda the following week. Ideally, send your draft presentation by the same date. We encourage presenters to submit a companion paper for publication in the proceedings book. This paper would ideally be text based and expand on the presentation slides, but a simple copy of the slides is also okay. Either way, this material must be received no later than September 1, 2018 to be included in the book. Additional material (presentation slides, schematics, source code, more text, background info, etc.) to be included on the proceedings CD must arrive no later than September 25, 2018. All conference attendees will receive a copy of the book and CD.

We look forward to seeing you at this year's conference. Keep checking this website for updates

MUD 2018 will held at the Holiday Inn in Fairborn, Ohio, near Dayton, Ohio