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Losses in microstrip on fused-silica and alumina substrates have been experimentally evaluated for various values of stripwidth. Radiation losses in circuits, commonly used for measuring losses in microstrips, depend on the dimensions of the circuit and affect the total losses considerably. Radiation and conduction losses of open-ended line resonators have been separately determined. These measurements have also drawn attention to discrepancies between published theories and our experiments. The effect of surface roughness upon conduction losses has been measured.