Tuesday, April 18, 2006

IOM Repeater Group AGM (GD and IM repeaters)

At the AGM of the Isle of Man repeater group, those present at the meeting voted unanimously to amalgamate the repeater group with the Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society.

It was not possible to form a separate committee for the repeater group and therefore to ensure the survival of the repeater management organisation joining forces with the IOMARS remained the only viable option.

It will take some time to resolve the formal issues which need to be addressed (finance – status – membership etc) and it is expected that these matters can be resolved for the next AGM of the IOMARS (end of 2006).

When considering the voting papers received it was noted that they were also 100% in favour of amalgamation; voting papers from overseas members are still able to be considered.

As both repeaters are currently operating below their normal standard, it was agreed not to take annual membership fees at this time. Work is underway to resolve the current antenna situation and updates will be available from this Blog when information becomes available.