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In this article, the design, fabrication, and characterization of a tunable microwave notch filter based on liquid crystal (LC) using inverted-microstrip technology is presented. A spiral spurline structure is used because of its good performance as a single-resonator notch filter. Based on the LC dielectric anisotropy, a voltage-controlled rejection frequency of the filter is achieved, ranging from 3.40 to 3.75 GHz, which means that the tuning range relative to the central rejection frequency is about 10%. At the same time, this device exhibits negative group delay around the rejection frequency and the measured values throughout the tuning frequency range are presented.