AGM 2019

Jurys Inn Hotel, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham

Jurys Inn Hotel, Birmingham

Notice is hereby given that the 92nd Annual General Meeting of the Radio Society of Great Britain will be held on Saturday, 27 April 2019 at the Jurys Inn Hotel, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HQ, commencing at 12 noon for the transaction of the undermentioned business

Resolution 1

To receive and, if approved, confirm Minutes of the 91st Annual General Meeting (3-page/214KB PDF) held on 21 April 2018 at the Jurys Inn Hotel, Birmingham and circulated to Members in the April 2019 RadCom.


To receive and consider the accounts for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018 and the reports of the Board and the Auditor available online from 1 April 2019.

Resolution 2

To appoint Auditors Sayer Vincent and to authorise the Board to fix their remuneration.

Resolution 3

To endorse Dr Chris Callicott, G4DJJ as a Nominated Director of the RSGB to serve until the 2022 AGM (Personal Statement) (See explanatory note 1).

Special Resolution 4

To amend the Article of Association No. 34 as follows:

Regional Representatives will, unless removed, remain in office for three years from the date of their election. Three years in office will be called a “Term”. Regional Representatives may serve two consecutive Terms but shall retire at the end of their second consecutive Term; provided that the Board shall have the power to waive this requirement (after unsuccessful advertisement of the vacancy) if it considers that it is in the best interests of the Society that the incumbent shall complete a third or subsequent Term.
In the case of co-opted Regional Representatives, they shall retire at the end of their year of co-option, after which they may (subject to term limits) stand for election. (See explanatory note 2)

Special Resolution 5

To amend the Articles of Association as follows:

32. Board Members
Unless otherwise stated at the date of appointment, elected and nominated Board members shall initially hold office for three years (a “Term”). Such Board members may serve two consecutive Terms but must leave the Board at the end of their second consecutive Term for a period of at least one year. After one year, if elected, they may serve for a similar period as a new Board member or President; or they maybe appointed to the Board under Article 37. Members appointed under Article 37 shall retire at the end of their period of appointment, after which they may (subject to term limits) stand for election or nomination. An appointment of less than six months under Article 37 shall not be taken into account when calculating Terms.

33. The President

The President will be appointed to office by election by the Members. The President shall hold the office for two years, save where there are exceptional circumstances to meet a specific need as determined by the Board, where the appointment as President may be extended for a further year.
If the office of President is vacant, or the elected President is indisposed and unable to fulfil the role of President, the Board shall have the power to co-opt a person it considers suitable for such a period as appears to the Board to be appropriate provided that the period shall end not later than the date of the next AGM. Completion of a two or three year term of office as President shall complete the relevant Term on the Board. Where this was the first Term, the retiring President may stand for election again as a Board member for a second three year Term.

35. Maximum Service on the Board
A Board member may, therefore, complete a maximum of two Terms of office of three years, plus a period on the Board as President, of either two years, or three years where the appointment is extended to meet a declared need pursuant to Article 33 above. The appointment to the Board as President may occur either during the two Terms or immediately following the two Terms, after which the person in question may not be re-elected or re-appointed for one year, when if appointed or elected, may serve for a similar period as a new Board member or President. (See explanatory note 3)


Order of the day

The formal business of the AGM will be followed by the presentation of trophies (awarded by the RSGB Board, Spectrum Forum and Technical Committee) and the Presidential address. After lunch there will be an open forum session and a presentation about QOscar 100.

An introduction to QOscar 100

Noel Matthews, G8GTZ and Dave Crump, G8GKQ will give an introduction to Qatar Oscar 100, the geostationary amateur transponder on the Es’hail-2 commercial satellite. QOscar 100 which was launched in February 2019 and has already seen many stations making contacts across a third of the globe on the narrow band and wide band DATV transponders.

The presentation will include a brief history of how the project came about, an overview of equipment required to operate Oscar 100 and an introduction and demonstration of the web SDR and spectrum monitor, which allow you to listen to stations on the narrow band segment using only a standard web browser.


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