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 several 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 Club of the Year wherein each submission could choose to demonstrate actions, progress or support for any 3 of the 8 RSGB Strategy 2022 Objectives
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
This marks another success and great honour for the Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club for finishing as Regional winners in 2010, 201, 2013, 2015. 2016, 2017 and now 2018. So, well done to everyone for making the radio club what it is as without you all it would never happen.
Announcements of the National Finalists will be made in due course with awards being made at the National Hamfest at Newark in September 2019.