Reunification of Raynet

| November 1, 2016

At the RAYNET AGM held in Cambridge on Saturday 29 October, RSGB President Nick Henwood G3RWF and Cathy Clark G1GQJ, Chairman of the Radio Amateur’s Emergency Network, signed the agreement between the two organisations, for the reunification of RAYNET operations, as from 1 January 2017. Once the formalities associated with the change of name to RAYNET-UK are finalised, the merging of the emergency communications groups currently with the RSGB into this new entity will begin.

An EGM of the Network at the Cambridge meeting voted unanimously to change the name, and also to undertake various adjustments to the Network constitution, to achieve this aim. This brings some three years of negotiation and discussion, undertaken by members of the RSGB Emergency Communications Committee, and the Network Committee of Management to a conclusion, with the creation of a single structure for UK amateur emergency communications.

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.

Cathy Clark G1GQJ, echoed the sentiments, by referring 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.

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