About Us
Under the Computer Hood Users Group (UCHUG) is a non profit technology and computer group. UCHUG membership consists of first-time tech users through tech consultants. This diverse audience allows users of all experience levels to feel comfortable with exchanging ideas and obtaining help for problem resolution.
The group meets to discuss hardware and software problems, answer questions and attend demonstrations on the first Wednesday of each month via Zoom meeting from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.

Meetings are open to the public free of charge. For membership information see the Membership Info listed below or contact the membership chairman at Membership @ uchug.org. Members receive a copy of the group's monthly publication, Drive Light, 30 days prior to it being being posted on the web site, a free uchug.org email address (if requested) and members-only raffle tickets for prizes at the annual Holiday Cheer potluck, auction and raffle.
Membership Info
You are invited to attend the meetings at no cost.  If you should decide to become a member the dues are $15.00 per year. Membership entitles you access to the monthly newsletter “Drive Light” 30 days prior to it being posted on the web site, a free email address and members-only raffle tickets for prizes at our annual Holiday Cheer potluck, auction and raffle. 

Please make checks payable to UCHUG.  Checks may be brought to the meeting, or mailed to:

UCHUG Treasurer
4027 S. Hempstead Circle
San Diego, CA 92116

If you have questions concerning your membership, renewal date, address info or other questions, please contact the membership board member at the meeting or by email at membership @ uchug.org

Upcoming Meetings
Highlights from Previous Meetings
5/3/23 - Our May Program included helpful videos from Ask Leo and another valuable tips to keep you safe with VPNs.

-  The group had a discussion on how to use a smart phone keyboard better. This was followed by the UCHUG President giving a demonstration of his preferred phone cases and the Webmasters foray into laser cut wood 3D puzzles and minature dioramas.

- Smoking, Keyboards, Live and on Video tips - Our President gave a talk on using digital thermometers to assist in using his smoker to insure proper cooking results. Tips and Tricks included how to type faster and easier on your Smartphone.

- The group discussed the Fediverse, what is is and what effects it may have on personal online communication. The group also had a real life experience of a members installation of and experience using a touch enabled bathroom and kitchen faucet.

- The group had a Zoom demonstration of going off grid on solar on a small scale. There was also a discussion of whole house solar including the cost, savings and experience.

- The group held our annual Holiday Cheer meeting at the Pomerado Christian Church in Poway, CA. UCHUG provided refreshments, paper goods and raffle items. Members and their guests provided gently used items for an auction and their favorite food items.

- The group watched a streaming video on how to perform a Windows 11 upgrade on unsupported PC's. We also had a demontration of various ways to combine multiple images into a single image. This included zooming in/out to crop large images.

- October was Cyber Security Month and we will had a Guest Presentation from Bob G "Cyber-safety in the Digital Age". Also we had our Annual Election of Officers,and saw a demo of "A Foldable Mobile Phone Holder".

- The main topic was a demo on setting up multiple monitors and other hardware tales. We also had a door prize and a slate of board nominations for the October board of officer elections.

- The group had a discussion on how to do a Droid transfer; 3 Useful sites: video from Simpletivity with Date calculator & time zone meeting planner, a Quick & easy whiteboard plus and using temporary email addresses. This was followed by videos on helping speed up your computer & Internet and a USB tutorial on types  A, B and C.

- The group had a demonstration of the advanced search tool Agent Ransack, whatched a podcast on Ransomware and discussed info about the MPU (Memory Protection Unit) incorporated in our PC's.

- The group had their annual picnic meeting at Crown Point in Mission Bay. UCHUG supplied pizza, soft drinks and paper goods. The members brought other picnic goodies and all had a good time.

- The membership shared more Tech Treasures, info video finds and Tips and Tricks.

June 7th - The UCHUG President will give a presentation on USB Testers - What They Are and What You Can Do With Them followed by various videos that members have found interesting and informative.


July 5th - Annual picnic meting at Crown Point Park in Mission Bay from 6-8 PM. UCHUG provides pizza, drinks and paper goods; members provide other picnic goodies and lively conversation.

Upcoming meetings start at 7 PM (Pacific Time) via Zoom online meetings. UCHUG members please watch your email for meeting invitations and ID numbers.


If you are not a member and wish to attend:


- Please send a request via email to info@uchug.org.

- Include your name and any user group you belong to.

- Make sure your Zoom name matches the name you send us in the request, as these will be matched to admit you into the meeting from the Zoom waiting room.

- Please send email requests at least two hours before the meeting start time to insure a response.


Meetings may occasionally be held in person at the Pomerado Christian Church in Poway. The in person meetings will also have Zoom access and will be announced in advance via email, the UCHUG web site or on the UCHUG Meetup page. On site in person meetings may resume at this location permamently at a future date.


For meetings held at Pomerado Christian Church in Poway take Interstate 15 to Ted Williams Parkway. Go East on Ted Williams Parkway 6.5 miles to Pomerado Road. Turn left onto Pomerado Road. Go north on Pomerado Road 2.1 miles to Sone Canyon Road. Turn right on Stone Canyon Road. Go up the hill (500 feet) and turn left into the double sided driveway,12708 Stone Canyon Road. Take a quick left at the top end of the driveway and park on the lower side of the building. Enter the building via an open door by the UCHUG sign. Go through the kitchenette and turn left down the hall. The meeting room is on the right.