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National AGM report






The Network AGM and Convention took place in Cambridge last Saturday and was attended by over 70 members.

The keynote address was given by Roy Harold MBE, Chief Fire Officer, Norfolk Fire and Rescue, whose enthusiastic presentation praised the valuable work of the voluntary sector, and in particular RAYNET, and how this should be embraced by the statutory User Services.


Greg Mossop G0DUB presented the interim findings of the Technical Survey, which will now be opened for RSGB Group Controllers to contribute prior to the final report being presented in March.


The EGM voted unanimously to change the name to RAYNET-UK, and all other resolutions to make various adjustments to the Network constitution were passed. Members approved the minutes of the 2015 AGM, the Committee of Management's report to the membership and the Annual Report and financial accounts.


Cathy Clark G1GQJ, Chairman of the Radio Amateur's Emergency Network and RSGB President Nick Henwood G3RWF signed the agreement between the two organisations, for the reunification of RAYNET operations, from January 1st, 2017.  This brought some 3 years of negotiation and discussion, undertaken by members of the Network Committee of Management and the RSGB Emergency Communications Committee, to a conclusion, with the creation of a single structure for UK amateur emergency communications.


Cathy Clark G1GQJ referred to the overwhelming support of all RAYNET members, in looking to strengthen the public face of RAYNET and provide a unified representation to the User Services. Peter Thomson GM1XEA, ECC Chairman said " This has been a historic day in finally having a unified RAYNET structure again within the UK" He also thanked the members of the Emergency Communications Committee, the Joint Working Group and the Network Committee of Management for their work to achieve this.


Report courtesy of Raynet News Service (4th November 2016)



Last updated: 20/11/16  

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