No one on the Committee wanted the role, which to be honest can be a bit stressful at times, so I made the offer to act as Chairman for the next year, at which time a prospective, new, Chairman may be willing to take over.
I have previously been Chairman, taking that role for the first 3 years of the then new UK Microwave Group.
As one of the original 'Gang of Three' who set up the group when it appeared that the RSGB spectrum committees were probably going to be disbanded, I was extremely pleased to be appointed as the first Chairman and saw the Group through the first, sometimes difficult, few years of its life.
The UKMicrowave Group quickly became the recognised elected voice of UK microwavers. That is a role it has performed well for nearly 17 years.
OFCOM recognises the Group and has been known to seek our help in matters relating to amateur microwave operation, allocations and even technical help.
I am pleased my offer to act as Chairman for the year has been accepted and I will do my best to live up to the role.