RSGB 2018 Club of The Year Regional Winners

South Bristol ARC makes 3 out 3 wins in Region 11 - A hat trick

At the 92nd RSGB AGM, held in Birmingham on Saturday 27 April 2019, the winners of the 2018 Club of the Year were announced

11 of the 13 Regions had entries submitted.

This year there were a number of changes to the format of the Club of the Year competition designed to increase the number of applicants and the applicability of the questions to a wider range of Clubs, Special Interest Groups and newer forms of Clubs such as on-line associations.

Chief amongst the changes were:

  • The removal of the Small Club/Large Club distinction. All clubs, groups, loose associations, special interest groups, etc. now compete on a single level playing field
  • A change to the focus of CotY wherein each submission could choose to demonstrate actions, progress or support for any 3 of the 8 RSGB Strategy 2022 Objectives

South Bristol ARC have submitted entries in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. We were Regional winners in 2016 and 2017, however the change to no distinction based on club size made us more nervous about the entry for 2018

2018 Regional Winners
Region Area Winners
1 Scotland South and Western Isles Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club
2 Scotland North and Northern Isles No entries received
3 England North-West Chester and District Radio Society
4 England North-East Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society
5 England West Midlands Telford and District Amateur Radio Society
6 North Wales No entries received
7 South Wales Aberystwyth Radio Club
8 Northern Ireland Bush Valley Amateur Radio Club
9 London and Thames Valley Newbury and District Amateur Radio Society
10 England South and South-East Hilderstone Radio Society
11 England South-West and Channel Islands South Bristol Amateur Radio Club
12 England East and East Anglia Essex Ham Amateur Radio Team
13 England East Midlands Worksop Amateur Radio Society

Further details about the areas covered by each Region can be found on the RSGB website

This marks a hat trick for the Club finishing as Regional winners in 2016, 2017 and now 2018. In 2016 and 2017 we went on to be one of the National Finalists finishing third in 2016 and second in 2017. Announcements of the National Finalists will be made in due course with awards being made at the National Hamfest at Newark in September 2019.

We would like to congratulate all of the winning clubs, societies and groups and commiserate with those who were not successful. To the Regional winners; the best of luck in the national selection process, we hope to be with some of you at Newark in September.

About Andy (G7KNA) 92 Articles
BEng CEng MICE. Chartered Civil Engineer and Licensed Radio Ham (G7KNA). Member of South Bristol Amateur Radio Club since 2005 and Secretary since 2010. I am a registered RSGB Assessor for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Exams. Away from the club and work I play with computers and related gadgets exploring Open Source software and when necessary bodge the odd DIY project.