Microwaves’. In the first amateur microwave contacts were recorded in the USA when W1LZV/2 worked W2JN over two miles on 10GHz and W1NVL/2 worked W9SAD/2 on GHz ( feet!). The World 10GHz record was set at miles by W4HPJ/4 and W6IFE/3. The first UK microwave contact was made in by G3BAK and G3LZ . Being separate from the Amateur Radio Service, the Amateur Satellite Service receives its own frequency allocations. All the allocations are within amateur radio bands, and with one exception, the allocations are the same in all three ITU regions. Nearly all Microwave Amateur Radio enthusiasts build radios at some point, but many start off by borrowing someone’s spare radio to get started. This enables the first-timer to get on the air and experience microwave radio first hand.